|Received:||11/19/2006 4:58:22 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would like to comment on the proposed rule change regarding prerecorded telemarketing calls. In some instances these calls are worthwhile. Someties I forget to pick my prescription up and my pharmacy will give me a courtesy prerecorded call to remind me. When you think about it, this calls does not take away from the employees' work times and allows them to focus on other tasks. In another instance, I receive calls from some retail stores I shop in to let me know of a sale or promtion they are having. I think this is a great way to market and seems more inexpensive then direct mailings. I receive calls from various casinos to let me know of upcoming shows or specials. I would hate to lose out on these promotions if prerecorded calls are banned. I believe most people would definitely jump on the band wagon if there is a deal in the mix. Although, some may be nuisance telemarketing calls, I would be willing to deal with them, so that I can receive telemarketing calls that would be worthwhile and in my best interest. Please reconsider your ruling or have an option that will allow people to opt out of these phone calls, leaving only the ones who want to receive them.