|Received:||11/29/2004 9:17:43 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To whom it may concern, The proposed change to allow the unrestricted use of recorded calls defeats the purpose of the Do Not Call list. Consideration should be given to the intent of the Do Not Call list since it is the ONLY means provided to eliminate annoying calls from merchandizing and promotional firm that are unwanted. If the intent was to provide a means for the consumer to decide what and who should be allowed to continue to phone with solitications, then the loophole of allowing a recording to call will defeat the intended purpose. I realize that it restricts the firms who were abusing the phone, but then again, wasn't that part of the purpose for the Do Not Call list. The Do Not Call list was and has been effective in eliminating the unwanted calls from telemarketers that were a constant stream of annoyances for a long time. The only down fall of the Do Not Call list was the political recordings that were numerous at the end of the last campaign. If these indicate the use of recorded messages with the Do Not Call changes, then I would submit that the Do Not Call list will be rendered useless. Since there are so many other ways to bombard anyone with your message, should we not have at least one clean method of communication that is free of this misuse and abuse. Regulate as you will, as for me, leave the restrictions in place for the Do Not Call or change its name to Will Call, since that is what gutting this regulation will amount to doing.