|Received:||11/27/2004 6:11:44 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:In its current form, the Do Not Call Registry and associated telemarketing rules and regulations are some of the best legislation passed by Congress in the past several years. Thanks largely to the these rules and regulations, unwanted phone calls at my residence have virtually ceased. I am completely opposed to the proposed rule change allowing pre-recorded messages to be delivered "consumers with whom the seller on whose behalf the calls are made has an established business relationship." In my experience, marketing agencies stretch the definition of an established business relationship well past the point of absurdity. From my perspective, all marketing calls are unwanted, regardless of whether or not I have an established business relationship with company conducting the marketing campaign. If these companies feel that I need to learn about new products or services, then I humbly suggest that they conduct television, radio, or direct postal mail campaigns. By creating this loophole in the Telemarketing Sales Rule, you will greatly reduce the benefits of legislation that was overwhelmingly desired by the American public. I request that you do not accept the proposed amendment.