|Received:||11/27/2004 6:06:11 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not change the existing Telemarketing Sales Rule. Are you kidding? The do-not-call list is a great idea and it appears to be working as designed. I do NOT want any automated calls to my home. Period. No second thoughts, its not a good idea, don't even think about it. Pre-recorded messages are deeply offensive. I answer the phone, or one of my daughters answers the phone and there is no answer. They say "hello" once or twice and a recording starts. This is a BAD IDEA. It frightens young children and the intended message is never delivered to an adult. We now pay an additional fee for Caller-ID for our phone to screen calls. If its not a number we recognize, we don't answer. But even having the phone ring is becoming intrusive. I don't want the distraction of getting to the phone, waiting for Caller-ID to display and deciding if I need to answer. Its my home and its an unnecessary, undesired intrusion. Companies can already reach me via e-mail or US Mail if, and only if, they have a pre-existing relationship with my family. I believe that companies are abusing the business associations now, phone calls with pre-recorded messages would only add to my distress. When I apply for a refinance, they are sending me mail I don't want for unnecessary services I am not interested in. I already talk 3000+ minutes per month on my cell phone. I do not want any additional phone calls interrupting my life. Please do not change the existing Telemarketing Sales Rule.