|Received:||11/27/2004 5:47:26 PM|
|Commenter:||William Toner II|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I've read about your proposed changes to the national Do Not Call List rules, and am here to object. Granted, companies I have a business relationship with already may well have good reason to call me. For example, to tell me my order from them can't be fulfilled for some reason, something is backordered and they want to know if I still want it, my credit card may have been declined and they're letting me know to fix it, etc... But of all legitimate reasons I can think of, I'd want to be asking them questions to help sort things out, which I can't do with a tape player on the other end... If they get permission from you guys to call me with recorded messages, them I'm going to get a number of answering machine messages talling me about their great new program I should buy into, or their newest version of some product I bought a few years ago and hated, or something. And that sort of thing I absolutely do NOT want to be called about, and wether I'm already a customer of theirs or not is ABSOLUTELY IRRELEVANT. I don't want called about stuff I have not already ordered from them, or about any service or account or whatever that I do not already have from them. I do not care who they are or if I've done business with them before. To tell the truth, I've stopped doing business with companies that have called me about different products or services than what I wanted from them. Please, let my phone live in peace. Signing up for the national Do Not Call List has greatly reduced the number of telemarketing calls I receive (though not eliminated them, but it's rare enough now that I forget to report them to you guys to be fined before deleting those messages) Thank you for your time.