|Received:||1/4/2005 11:24:40 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I placed my name on the do-not call list because I did not want to receive any unsolicited marketing-related calls from anyone. Not from people who I had an "established business relationship" with, or from companies soliciting new business, and not from non-profit organizations looking for donations. To me, the phrase "do-not call" means that I don't want a human being calling me, I don't want an automated recording calling me, and I don't want a computer calling me. In short, I don't want to receive ANY unsolicited marketing phone calls regardless of who they are from. What is the point of establishing a "do not call" list when loopholes are created that allow marketers to call people on the list? As a college administrator who holds an MBA and teaches marketing classes, I can tell you that there are many other, less intrusive (and more effective) means by which companies can market their products. Permitting companies to call people on the do not call list is not necessary. The changes that are proposed will gut the original intent of the do not call list. I urge you to support the right of individuals to be free of unsolicited marketing calls of any type by voting against the proposed rule changes. Thank you.