|Received:||11/30/2004 7:41:28 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a consumer I do NOT wish to receive telephone calls, live or prerecorded, for unsolicited services of any kind. Commercial entities have many legal avenues to advertise - disturbing my privacy and usurping my free time with unwanted phone calls is simply not necessary. Direct calling may be cheaper for them, but that is simply not my concern - if they want to reach customers, they can take out ads. In addition, I fear opening the 'pre-recorded' loophole would eventually lead to cell-phone calling, ultimately making ME pay for their calls. Nearly everyone in the country sees the do-not call list as a blessing and one of the most wonderful pro-consumer measures taken in years. Rolling it back in this fashion will anger millions upon millions and only benefit companies wishing to save a buck and who have no respect for customer privacy or their quality of life. I firmly believe that the wishes of consumers - who simply want to keep the do-not call legislation which is already in place - clearly must prevail.