|Received:||11/27/2004 8:02:50 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I oppose this amendment. The reason people like me add ourselves to the Do Not Call List is to avoid the annoyance of unwanted telephone calls. It doesn't matter if the call is prerecorded or live - disrupting my life to answer a telephone call so someone can try to sell me vinyl siding for my brick house, or to try to convince me to change long distance carriers, is a disruption whether the caller is a person or a computer. In fact, a prerecorded marketing call is more annoying than a live one. Furthermore, any company with which I have an established business relationship, but which calls me with unsolicited offers of further products or services, will quickly find that business relationship ended. I despise the entire telemarketing industry, and would vote for Satan himself if he sponsored a bill to make it entirely illegal.