|Received:||12/13/2004 8:28:30 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 10+ years of experience consulting to small businesses, home offices and private individuals in the area of information technology. Based on my experience, permitting pre-recorded marketing messages to cell phones by "companies with whom one has done business" will be exploited and abused by said "companies" and other opportunistic individuals and entities. I believe that such abuse will severely diminish the value, efficiency and experience of cellular phone communications currently enjoyed by both consumers and businesses that utilize celluar communications. I believe that this will lead to increased costs on behalf of celluar carriers who will pass this onto cosumers in the form of higher prices. Ultimately, I believe that this will hurt the celluar communications industry. I cannot imagine that any user of celluar communications would agree to these provisions. Therefore, I feel that these provisions can only be attempts to pander to interests of the telemarketing industry who doesn't want to be locked out of what they see as a pig waiting for slaughter.