|Received:||12/1/2004 7:35:55 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:As a family who lived in a battleground state during the past presidential election, we had to endure countless prerecorded political messages on our answering machine and phone line. Our family found these prerecorded messages just as intrusive as those 'live' calls from unwanted solicitors prior to the creation of the national 'Do Not Call' list. As a family whose number is on the 'Do Not Call' registry, we are not inclined to listen to or purchase from a recorded message just as we would not purchase from a live solicitor. We have two young children in our family (ages 1 and 3), and unwanted phone calls negatively impact nap time, meal time, in general, family time - even if we don't pick up the phone. Please - don't undo the good that has been done through the implementation of the national 'Do Not Call' registry, by allowing an automated version of telemarketing to create 'answering machine spam.' My phone rings enough with calls from people I want to hear from - I don't need to have it ringing from people I don't.