|Received:||11/27/2004 11:35:24 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am against the new provision allowing pre-recorded messages. The option of having to opt out of each and every company's pre recorded messages is not sufficient. Instead, I should be able to opt out of all at once (ie opt in). The Do Not Call list should be just what the title implies, a list of numbers that cannot be called. Period. Instead this list is becoming the "Do Not Call Unless Political Unless Not for Profit Unless pre-existing Business Relationship List". I don't want to receive calls from anyone except friends or family. I don't want to have to jump up to see what the caller id says or to run in and listen to the answering machine. I don't want to have the phone ringing disturbing my sleep. I don't want want to have the phone ringing disturbing my dinner or my book reading or my television watching or work I might be doing. The statement that there would be no significant effect from the Do Not Call list amendment allowing pre recorded messages needs to be backed up with cold, hard facts if it is to be believed. Even now, with my number on the Do Not Call list, I receive calls at 8AM from caller id identifed as "Private Number" -- on Saturday! And, if I answer... no one is there! Do the right thing. Make the Do Not Call list a true Do Not Call list.