|Received:||11/27/2004 10:22:05 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I regard calls by machines instead of human beings as the most abusive use of my telephone. My phone is emphatically not a broadcast receiver, but a means to communicate with humans I choose to interact with. I therefore hope very much that you will resist the temptation to open a door for additional telemarketing calls of this particularly annoying sort. It is worth considering that not only are these calls intrinsically annoying - if the caller does not value the call enough to be physically present, why should I? They also are problematic because in the absence of a human being on the other end, it is not simple for the victim to ask not to be called again. The no-call list has been a great blessing. I cannot imagine why you would even consider weakening it. PLEASE do what the top of your page claims and act for the consumer by dropping this truly appalling idea.