|Received:||11/30/2004 7:49:50 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I am against the amendment that would allow telemarketers to deliver a prerecorded message to me even if I have an established business relationship. I registered my telephone number on the do not call registery because I do not want any sales calls of any nature. The proposed amendment would result in additional intrusions into my personal life. I am also against the amendment that would allow the telemarketers to measure the abandonment rate over a 30 day period vs the current per day per calling campaign. The current mesurement standard ensures that I do not receive calls I do not want every day. If the measurement period is extended, the possibility exists that more unsolicited calls could be made on any given day as long as fewer are made on a subsequent day, thereby balancing each other out over the 30 day period. This creates another loophole. More one day, less the next, which averages out to 3 % over the longer measurement period.