|Received:||11/28/2004 7:00:26 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 not interested in having automated messages delivered to me from companies in any form, especially in a "opt-out" manner. In the last year, I am sure that I did some form of business with 100's of companies, each which would be allowed to contact me once. I do not want to have to answer the phone 100's of times, and then go through some complex automated difficult to navigate system to "opt out" of future calls. If this terrible idea must be allowed, then at least make it "opt in" where they need my written signature prior to doing this. Here is an example of how bad this kind of thing can be to actually deal with. My wife recently got an new credit card. The company had the usual activation where you call to active the card. The company made her listen to a 2 minute spiel before she could press 2 meaning "no, I don't want your additional product add-on." Imagine doing that with 100's of businesses to "opt-out" of future calls.