|Received:||11/28/2004 1:32:31 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Absolutely a bad idea. Do not call does not mean do not call with a live person but hey, I'd love to talk to a pre-recorded message. The inconvience of telemarketing is having the phone ring for marketing purposes. Allowing pre-recorded telemarketing would still allow marketers to call my home. It doesn't matter if I'm talking to a live person or a machine, I absolutely do not want those types of calls. As of now, if a telemarketer does call, I immediately interrupt the caller's "spin" and ask to be removed from their calling list. If an automated call is allowed, how would I request to be removed from their calling list? I'm sure I'd have to wait until the end of their message and press 9 to be removed. That's even worse! I would then have to waste more time to wait until the end of the message before being asked to not receive furture calls. Or, more than likely, people will just hang up at the beginning of the message, yet still receive calls in the future since they didn't take the time to listen to a message all the way through. It's ridiculous! Please keep in mind, it's not weather a live person or a machine is on the other end, a telemarketer is a telemarketer. Opening this loophole does not just allow calls it was intended to eliminate in the first place, it will actually increase the burden on people that receive these calls.