|Received:||12/9/2004 8:51:50 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The effect of the National Do Not Call Registry has been stunning at my home. I knew we got a lot of telephone solicitors but I didn't know how much time was wasted dealing with them. We still occasionally get a telephone solicitor but the annoying computer generated calls still continue. Although they are not as frequent as they once were, we still have problems with phones ringing, not once but frequently, but there's no one there. We have taken matters into our own hands when they become too frequent. We have caller id so we started calling them back. It took many calls to get AOL to stop. Others may take only one or two. I don't want my answering machine tapes filled with computer gibberish and no room for valid messages. My husband and I have aging parents in another state and if there is a problem there we need to be notified. We work and are frequently not sitting next to our home phone. So we may not always be accessible . The answering machine fills that gap when the tapes not full. I keep a phone for my convenience and for emergencies, not for telephone solicitor contact, be it human or computer. Please do not allow this particularly annoying practice to escalate again to pre-registry proportions.