|Received:||12/24/2004 12:12:13 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not want telemarkers to bombard me with prerecorded messages, but if you must allow it, then I make the following recommendation: that the prerecorded message include the opportunity to get on the specific caller's Do Not Call List by means of a one-button-push menu option. (For example: To speak to our company representative press 1. To be put on our Do Not Call List press 2.) VMBC's petition seems to make it hard, by requiring me to call a toll-free number to get onto some caller's list. I do not appreciate that. If a caller, even one with whom I have a business relationship, calls me and interrupts me, I do not see why I have to go out of my way to tell them to leave me alone. The caller is using technology to interrupt my routine; let them use technology to make it easy to communicate my desire. Finally, The National Do Not Call List is a great success. Since I got on the list, the number of telemarketers bothering me has gone way down. I get a few calls from businesses with whom I have an existing relationship. I fear that if they get the ability to call using prerecorded messages, they will be able to make more calls.