|Received:||12/21/2004 5:19:00 PM|
|Organization:||tosa community food pantry|
|Commenter:||mary ann hamill|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Telemarketing has become an unwelcome, intrusive industry. Any customer wishing to deal with a vendor can seek out the vendor rather than the vendor seeking out the customer by intruding on one's necessary activites. There are many ways to advertise without disrupting a person's business or home. Also, because one has done business with a company it should not follow that one will continue to do business with that company. It should not be an implied right on the part of a business. Personally, I have always refused to do business with telemarketers as a matter of principle. I have also registered my personal phone number on my state's do-not call list and on the federal do-not call list. Many business hours are interrupted because of the necessity of dealing with unwanted callers. Please do not allow "spam blitz" voice mail messages to operate. Many with voice mail must pay for the service and should not be required to pay for unwanted calls. The phone should continue to be for the owner's use not for the telemarketer's use. If this proposal is enacted, I will definitely not do business with anyone using the "spam blitz" method.