|Received:||11/28/2004 3:34:21 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:That anyone who pays for their own personal telephone line should have to endure ANY unsolicited or univited telemarketing calls is preposterous to begin with, as is a local telephone company's presumption that it has the right to give out or publish its customer's names, numbers and addresses without their specific permission. That direct marketing companies consider it their natural right to bombard even people who have SPECIFICALLY (via the Do Not Call Registery, for example) stated that they DO NOT WANT such solicitation is even more preposterous. When is the US Congress and its chartered agencies like the FTC going to start standing up for the individual citizens?! Regarding the specific proposed changes to the TSR policy, please consider that even if I know that I must be given the right to specifically reject such calls from a telemarketer, I must usually wait for the recorded message to finish before I'm told about the opt-out option. And, giving them the option of making me call a toll-free number to effect that opt-out is even more salt in the wound!