|Received:||1/5/2005 1:10:33 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:RIN 3084-0098 Unless I have personally requested that a company contact me, I don't want to be solicited at home ever! I have a right not to be disturbed at home. I am not in favor of receiving recorded phone solicitations. I am on the FTC Do Not Call List, which means I do not wish to be contacted. A person gets listed on the Do Not Call List because he or she doesn't wish to receive phone solicitations recorded or live. If an exemption is adopted allowing recorded phone solicitations, then I think that allowing people sign up for the Do Not Call List was very misleading. There was a huge groundswell of people in opposition to receiving unsolicited telemarketing calls on their private phones. I also have concerns that telemarketers will use the FTC Do Not Call List to cull for mobile phone numbers if such an exemption allowing recorded solicitations is passed. My aunt is having problems with some recorded phone solicitations. When she hangs up her phone upon receiving a recorded phone solicitation, the recorded phone solicitation is still tying up her line because it hasn't disconnected. Technically, the phone solicitations are supposed to end when a consumser hangs up. However, some companies are not complying. Do not allow this exemption for recorded phone solicitations. Thanks.