|Received:||11/29/2004 5:45:21 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Where do I start with how -wrong- this is? I put my cell phone number on the Do Not Call list because- can you figure this out? I did -not- want to receive telemarketer calls! NOT so you could hand my number over with permission to call! Besides the cost in my own personal time, my cell phone has limited daytime minutes, and I did -not- get a phone so it could become a convenience to telemarketers! This has the potential, no, almost a certainty, of becoming the new spam. Automation and cheap/free VOIP means it costs the telemarketer next to nothing to deluge us with calls, and puts the cost and the difficulty of preventing those calls right back onto the recipient. Most telemarketers make it well-nigh impossible to get them to put you on their do-not-call lists and then to honor it. Just the same situation we all faced when junk faxes deluged us before the Junk Fax law was passed. I can't expressed how angry I am at this treachery- a gov't agency suckering us all into voluntarily adding our numbers to a list that ultimately you'll sell to the very telemarketers you promised to shield us from. This is outrageous.