|Received:||11/27/2004 5:45:52 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Each and every telemarketing call I receive, wether it's completed or not, is one more reason for me to stop answering the phone. And, if I don't answer the phone, then I don't need to have phone service. I'm on the verge of canceling my home telephone service - the only reason I still have it is because SBC are allowed to require me to have it in order to keep my DSL service. Also, I make a point of refusing to do business with companies who spam me, whether their spam is delivered via e-mail, snail-mail, or telephone. I have canceled $100/mo subscription services because the provider did not observe my privacy as a condition of doing business with me, even though I communicated this requirement when I initiated service. Telephone spam is absolutely the worst. When a company spams me by telephone, they make it clear to me that they do not respect my time or my privacy. I don't do business with companies who don't respect their customers. If the FTC thinks that it's in the best interests of the public and business to allow more telemarketing, then clearly the FTC is out of touch with people like me.