|Received:||12/8/2004 5:11:15 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please, I urge you not to change the ability of telemarketers to skirt the Do Not Call list. As an adult consumer, and by my choice, I do have relationships with service and merchandise providers. I know how to contact them, and I will, if I need ANYTHING. The time wasting and generally irritating interruptions by any telemarketing calls (prerecorded or not) are unwelcome, unnecessary, and (thankfully) currently mostly illegal. Please maintain this small sense of sanity in a society bombarded with advertising hyperbole from an ever increasing number of sources. There are many alternate avenues available for companies to grow their business. Using my phone line and personal time at home should not be one of them. Some consumers may want telemarketing calls and I am sure any company would gladly take those customer requests. Don't make the majority of us, who definitely do not want those calls, suffer for the few who might. My suggestion would be to bring the FCC's rules into conformation with the the FTC's rules and close this available loophole completely. Thank you for your consideration.