|Received:||11/27/2004 3:17:06 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This the worst idea I've heard in a long time! A person's home should be a safe haven and the phone used to allow two consenting parties to communicate. Telemarketer's have violated on both accounts, calling in the evening often timing the calls during dinner. We are on both the state and federal "do not call list", we have privacy manager service from the phone company and still recieve calls from telemarketers. Instead of opening the door more, I believe we should hold telemarketers more accountable for violations of existing breachs! As an alternative, abolish the "do not call lists" in favor of allowing people to elect into a "do call list" then allow telemarketers to call on that list as much and as often as they would like. Maybe even set up an incentive for people who sign up for the "do call list", have the phone company charge the telemarketers a nominal fee, say 50 cents a call and pass 80% through to the consumer for listening to the message. Its a win-win, the telemarketers get an audience, the people get a just reward for their time spent and the phone company makes a little money in the mean time. Bottom line, I don't want unsolicited calls from anyone: telemarketers, political parties (as the end of October was insane) and even from non-profit groups. I believe you should follow the money trail and find out why this is even being considered!