|Received:||11/28/2004 6:31:07 AM|
|Commenter:||A. Peter Allan|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I object to the proposed rule change for the following reasons. 1. I cannot ask a recording to clarify who they are or what our existing relationship is. 2. I cannot tell a recording to not bother me again. 3. The cost (to the caller) of wasting my time with a recording is less than the cost of having a person do it, and thus the amount I am bothered is only likely to increase. With low-cost VOIP technology, recordings will enable a new class of untargeted telemarketing. 4. The established-business-relationship requirement is inadequate because almost any seller can qualify through otherwise meaningless partnerships. Why mess with a good (for voting, taxpaying individuals) thing?