|Received:||12/16/2004 8:46:00 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am a real estate broker. I work from an office in my home. I have answer machines on 2 of the 4 lines in my house. One line is my main office line. The other is the phone number I have on my real estate signs for buyers to call inquiring about a property I have listed. I access these answer machines from the road while I am out of the office. I use my cell phone most of the time to retrieve these messages. Unfortunately for me, I have to listen to the complete message before I have the option to delete a message. If telemarketers are allowed to leave messages, it could put a cost factor into me being able to get messages from machines I purchased with my money for my convenience. Also, the inconvenience of having to wade through their messages to get to the ones that affect my business. Telemarketers do not have any right to my machines. There is limited space for messages. If several telemarketer messages are left, what happens if there is not sufficient memory for the ones that help me make a living. Another issue that I feel is unfair is that I would have to take my time to "opt out". I didn't ask for them in the first place. All of my lines including our cell phones are on the do not call registry. PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS ACCESS TO HAPPEN.