|Received:||11/16/2004 7:53:47 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:With respect to the stipulation that "asserting an entity-specific Do Not Call request should be no more difficult in the case of prerecorded message telemarketing than it is in the case of telemarketing that uses live sales representatives," to do justice to this, it should not require the recipient to make a seperate call. Also, it should not require that the recipient listen to the entire message to be able to make the request. I believe that there should be a stipulated time limit of (perhaps) 15 seconds, within which some instruction must be given for how to request to be placed on the Do Not Call list, e.g. "For more options, press *" Better yet, in addition to the above, there ought to be a universally mandated "Put me on the Do Not Call list" sequence, such as * * that people could count on, rather than having to wait for instructions. This would be in keeping with the spirit of making it "no more difficult" as it is always possible (though often difficult) to interrupt a live person to ask to be placed on the Do Not Call list.