|Received:||11/28/2004 12:42:55 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am firmly opposed to any loosening of restrictions on recorded phone messages based on a so-called 'Established Business Relationship'. That phrase is being stretched to include a multitude of situations that were never sanctioned by Congress when it established the Do Not Call registry. And particularly so with recorded messages, as there's no way of instructing the caller to stop further calls. In my view the only acceptable phone messages from businesses, prerecorded or otherwise, are those when the individual has SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED ('Opt-In') to be added to a calling list, or those regarding a CURRENT BUSINESS TRANSACTION. Examples of the latter: Reminder of upcoming dental appointment. Notification that ordered merchandise is ready for pickup.