|Received:||10/4/2006 7:54:39 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:For the following reasons, the Commission should not amend the TSR to prohibit prerecorded telemarketing calls without the consumer’s prior written agreement. 1) Such an amendment would increase the conflicts between the TSR and the TCPA, which explicitly allows such calls within an existing business relationship. The Commission has been instructed by Congress to reduce such conflicts. This amendment would thwart the will of Congress. 2) I have received several prerecorded telemarketing calls from companies I do business with. Each of them provided me an opportunity to opt out of such calls, in compliance with the TSR and TCPA. The regulations are already effective. 3) One of these calls was from my wireless carrier, alerting me to the availability of an advantageous price plan. A ban on such calls would prevent my service providers from economically notifying me of better services or pricing, to my detriment.