|Received:||11/28/2004 4:22:12 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please DO NOT allow pre-recorded message telemarketing to people on the federal Do-Not-Call list. My family's quality of life has been significantly increased since we added our name to the list. We no longer get 5-10 calls per day from unsolicited marketers. To open a loophole for unsolicited marketing would destroy the worth of the list. Moreover, when such systems fail -- and all automatic systems will have glitches -- the consequences could be catastrophic. Imagine a phone line bombarded by the same recorded message once per minute by a malfunctioning autodialer. What recourse would a consumer have other than to switch telephone numbers? The one reasonable argument I have heard for the change is to better align the policy of the FTC and FCC. I submit that a small inconsistency is a tiny price to pay for avoiding an avalanche of unanted pre-recorded marketing calls. I further submit that if consistency is more important than the right of the consumer to not be bombarded with unwanted marketing through his or her own phone, over a phone line he or she pays for, in the confines of his or her own residence, then it is the FCC's policy that should be changed.