|Received:||12/7/2004 7:48:13 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not water down the "do not call" list by allowing pre-recorded messages from commercial establishments. The main problem is that they clog up our answering machine when we are not at home to hang up immediately (as we do on all pre-recorded calls). We have to listen to the junk to find out if we have any "real" messages, and if away for several days, these pre-recorded messages can fill a tape, not allowing friends and relatives to get through with important messages. (We found this happening with pre-recorded political messages this past October). I believe it is a fiction that most consumers want to hear from any and all companies they have ever dealt with -- the so-called "existing relationship." I certainly do not want to hear from anyone whom I have not called myself.