|Received:||11/28/2004 12:29:47 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I cannot believe this is even being considered. When I signed up for the Do Not Call list, the message I wanted to send the telemarketers was precisely what the name of the list stated: do not call. Period. Do not call means do not call. I have an unlisted phone number. The main reason I paid a monthly charge for this service before the Do Not Call list came into force was to avoid telemarketers. I registered on the list, and the few calls I did receive pretty much stopped. Having paid a fee for an unlisted number, and still paying that fee, to keep my name off telemarketing lists, will all of that go to waste if the Do Not Call list is provided to telemarketers to bother me as never before? As far as people at home are concerned, there is no difference between being interrupted by a call from a live telemarketer and being interrupted by a call that happens to be pre-recorded. The interruption and annoyance are the same, and the FTC should recognize that fact and rule accordingly.