|Received:||11/28/2004 12:53:36 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I oppose the rule change proposed by the Voice Mail Broadcasting Corp. permitting pre-recorded messages to be exempted from the Do Not Call registry. The distinction between a live voice and a pre-recorded voice is lost upon me: the point is I do not want to be hounded by ANY unsolicited sales presentation of whatever technological or non-technological origin. I pay for phone service. Allowing another individual to access this technology without my permission in order to contact me without paying at least a portion of their usage relative to mine is tantamount to a theft of that service. I paid to use that access - and they haven't. This proposed exemption effectively eviscerates the entire purpose of the No Call Registry with an efficiency that has no limit on aggravation and invasion of privacy! If they can explain to my why a mechanical "sales" interruption is any less objectionable than a live "sales" interruption, I'd sure like one of them to test that premise to the tune of the 1.5M messages that Voice Mail Broadcasting Corporation can send them every day.