|Received:||11/27/2004 10:03:03 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I was alerted to the posible opening of a loophole in the national do-not-call registry which would allow telemarketers to deliver pre-recorded message telemarking to my and other American homes. I hope you will consider my thoughts as you evaluate changing these rules. Prior to the do-not-call registery, my household averaged 4 telemarking calls each day. Typically, these were right at 9am or in the evenings. Therefore, there was not the possibility of sleeping in past 9 on a Saturday morning, or having an undistrubed dinner with the family without the phone ringing to interrupt my family's life with a commercial. I am certain I'm not alone when I say I am typically always doing something when I am at home. I don't want to continually have to stop what I'm doing to answer a commerical call. It is too invasive on my life. When telemarketing was legal in my household, we typically would not ever answer the phone. I don't want to have to go back to this method. Again, please consider the disruption changing this rule will have on the peace we have been served with the do-not-call list. If you do anything with the rule, I would suggest including political advertising and charities in the restricted party list. (As credit card companies are taking advantage of this already by setting up charities to sell their cards.) Thank you for your time.