|Received:||11/27/2004 10:55:17 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Say no to all these proposals! Unsolicited telephone calls, no matter their relationship to the receiver, causes a disruption in the home. Unlike mail, which the receiver can sort out when they get their mail, and newspapers, which the receiver can ignore while reading, and television, which the receiver can ignore, mute or use the time productively while watching a wanted program, telephone calls ring when the receiver does not want them and it is difficult to ignore the ringing. They are not included with something that the receiver has indicated they want. Unsolicited telephone calls are a true invasion of the peace and quite of the home. If an individual wants the product of the caller it is easy enough for the consumer to find an outlet for that product be it by going shopping at a store, using the Yellow Pages, surfing the internet, or shopping on television channels. The political recorded spots that permeated my home this last election cycle certainly reinforces this point. I can't tell you how many of those impersonal calls I received. It isn't easy to stop. When you hang up, the recording continues and thus denies the use of the phone to the home owner. There can be no limit to the length of these calls. Some go on for many minutes. Persistent calls are most annoying. Just say no. Thank you.