|Received:||12/13/2004 2:13:23 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 been extremely pleased with the outcome of the do-not-call list on the reduced volume of telemarketing calls I have received, and I really do not want to receive ANY pre-recorded advertisment calls from telemarket firms. I urge the FTC NOT to create any additional call abendoment safe harbors for pre-recorded telemarketing calls. In addition, I urge the FTC NOT to amend the TSR’s call abandonment safe harbor provision requiring the use of technology that ensures abandonment of no more than 3% of all calls per day for a given campaign. Finally, I think that the FTC shoudl review its current definition of "established busniess relationship." I do not want to receive ANY telemarketing calls from businesses where I pay in person for goods or services at the point of purchase (i.e., hardware stores, coffee shops, supermarkets, department stores, etc.). In addition, I would like to be able to permanently opt-out of telemarketting calls from those businesses that bill me for the goods and services that they provide (i.e., telecommunication companies, energy companies, etc.) on a company by company basis. The FTC should use its authority to protect consumers from unsolicited telemarketing phone calls; we should not have to go out of our way to stop these calls on an individual basis. This reduces our productivity, and focuses our ire on the goods and services being marketed in this unsolicited fashion, driving us away from those products.