|Received:||12/21/2004 12:14:53 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I think allowing telemarketers to call a person's home on a technicality is absurd. Case in point, I recently spent a week in Palm Beach on vacation with my wife. We stayed at a high end resort and within a week after I returned I received a catalog in the mail from a jewelry store in Palm Beach. They obviously got my address from the hotel but how annoyed do you think I would have been if it was a telephone number. I didn't frequent this store, I just stayed at the hotel. I fear the time when telemarketers might have access to cell phone numbers to the point when this great convenience we all love will become a nuisance. Can you see it now? A quiet theatre with about 500 people half in tears over the plight of the heroine in a romantic flic. All of a sudden a dozen phones go off, each with a unique ring ranging from Mozart to Bono, touting the virtues of meds from Canada to lower car insurance rates. Now we have not only a dozen people annoyed but an entire theatre. I know it is reaching as far as reality goes, but it is possible. In this technology-enhanced generation, all we want is a little peace. Don’t let the cell phones become another source for telemarketers. Remember, we pay for those minutes, not the telemarketers.