|Received:||12/11/2004 12:26:37 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I have abandoned my hardline phone service and opted to have only a wireless phone so that I would not be burdened and bothered by unwanted telemarketing calls. Now it seems that telemarketers may be able to call on wireless phones. This would not only cost me time but would also cost me money, inasmuch as I have a fineite number of free minutes on both incoming and outgoing calls, after which I am charged 45 cents per minute. I believe that I am the only one who can decide how to spend my money and that it should not be legal for someone else to use my time allotment of free minutes that I pay for, or actually cost me 45 cents per minute if i should surpass the alotted free air time. It is unconsionable to believe that the federal government of any of its' offices would support, aid or abet any activity that at the least is a clear invasion of privacy if not outright theft of my resources. I for one do not need telemarketers to call me to attempt to sell me goods or services.If there is something that I want or need, I will contact those vendors or orginizations with whom I choose to do business. The very idea of someone being allowed to bother me or cost me money against my will seems patently wrong and should not be allowed.