|Received:||11/2/2006 1:14:51 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I understand that the rule you're currently considering would prohibit the use of prerecorded calls even when the company calling has a relationship with the person they are calling. I hate getting unsolicited sales calls as much as anyone. Especially when it's not even a live person! That said, I recently recieved a call from my health plan Harvard Pilgrim reminding me that my two year old son was due for immunizations and encouraging me to take him to the doctor for these shots. I was very happy to get this call and didn't even mind that it was from "a computer". As I understand this rule, Harvard Pilgrim would no longer be allowed to send me this call because they were technically encouraging me to "buy" something. I hope you will find a way to be more precise with the language of this rule so that we all get fewer unwanted sales calls from companies we don't know but continue to get calls from our health plans or other companies who are really offering helpful things. Thank you for your consideration.