|Received:||11/28/2004 12:44:59 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:If a telemarketer has something that I really might be interested in they can justify the expense of a person making the call. Automated calls allow marketers to communicate messages folks are more likely to abandon cost effectively. The required response rate to make a compaign succesfull drops with pre-recorded messages. This means of a course an increase in the number of annoying calls to consumers who will simply hang up. I'm not against the 30 day provision for 3% abandonment, though I would probably shrink it, or have it be the lesser of 30 days or a specific campaign, if a merchant campaign had a shorter duration. I AM against permitting pre-recorded messages.