|Received:||12/22/2004 8:31:37 AM|
|Organization:||J. Collins Media, LLC|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please DO NOT do this to cell phone users. I understand the need for businesses to solicit services, especially when the entity feels that they have a product with the potential for a high consumer demand, but leave cell phones out of the open expanse of their advertising possibilities. Checking voicemail requires the use of cell minutes, and I don't want to use a single unit of time I purchase to be wasted on sifting through (and deleting) solicitations. It is a waste and intrusive. If companies want to call people's cell phones give the consumer the initial protection of opting-IN for these types of calls, rather than opting out at a later date. To explain: If a consumer wants to sign up for updates and advertisements from a company they do business with then that is great; but don't just open up the field for anyone to receive calls. It will get out of control. ### Thanks for this opportunity to comment.