|Received:||11/27/2004 9:08:36 PM|
|Commenter:||Richard Chisholm Jr|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To whom it may concern, I am wholly NOT in favor of altering the current 'Do Not Call' list law so that it would permit companies that had an existing business relationship with me to send me pre-recorded telephone messages. Please leave the law as it is. If you must have an alternative, then may I suggest that these companies use postal mail? I have been interested in some telemarketing ofers, only to have been wary and request written information, and not receive it. But if I had - That written information carries much more weight in my eyes than an annoying telephone call. One final comment, as well. Even if the law were modified to allow pre-recorded telephone messages, how would this benefit companies? Many consumers are now taking advantage of wireless number portability to move their landline numbers to mobile phones, dropping their landline service entirely. It serves businesses no good to call these wireless phones, as that will only infuriate customers who mut pay for their calls in the form of possible wireless overtime air charges, or at the very least, less minutes available to handle daily calls. Please consider these comments to have been left in good faith, and act on them accordingly.