|Received:||11/29/2004 1:11:51 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As someone who has been moving frequently, I see glaring problem. If I move to a new place and get a phone number previously used by someone else, it is now extraordinarily difficult for me to stop automated calls, especially as those most likely to contact me that way are also likely to be the least responsive. Of course, the problem also applies to the number I've left behind. At least with a human making the call, it is very easy to interrupt and request that they never call again, or that they've called in error. If it were always possible to *beep* an automated call, as a clear indication to the calling machine that such calls are not acceptable to the callee, that would be an improvement over the proposal outlined above.