|Received:||11/27/2004 8:06:00 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I strongly object to the proposed modification of the "Do Not Call" Registry to exclude pre-recorded calls. A call is a call. This is an interruption to my life that I do not wish. I don't care if it's a live person or a recording. I still have to have my time and peace interrupted by calls. I have to put up with enough interruptions in my life than to have anyone (especially recorded commercials) interrupting what peace I do have. I do not have a phone for others to use to sell me things. I have a phone to allow myself to converse with those that need to contact me, or that I want to call to talk to me in a friendly manner. Before the DNC I kept my phone's ringer off, which did not allow emergencies through, but also didn't interrupt me with the more common occurrence of telemarketers. Allowing pre-recorded messages exceptions to the DNC list would destroy the purpose of it. Mr. Allen Hile's statement that we should have to ''opt out'' of this exception is absurd as well. We *have* opted out by getting on the DNC list in the first place! Any change in the policy that requires opting out again is ridiculous, as well as making the point of having the DNC useless, as we'd be back to opting out to individual companies, just as we have to do before the DNC.