|Received:||12/1/2004 4:36:06 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I consider the Federal Do Not Call Registry to have a tremendously positive impact on my family's day-to-day enjoyment of our personal space. The phone no longer rings a dozen times per night with solicitations for products and services we are not seeking nor do we have interest in. Opening a loop-hole that would allow for recorded messages can have NO BENEFIT for the customers that the list sought to protect and goes entirely against the spirit of what the list protects - MY PERSONAL SPACE AND PRIVACY. Not only will my phone ring with unsolicited invitations, I will be greeted by a recording with which I cannot communicate. Companies that I have an existing relationship with have my US Postal address and should feel free to send solicitations to my mailbox - where I can read or disregard them at my leisure, not at the beckoning of a ringing telephone and a recorded voice. The article that I read which alerted me to this possible rule change read "The Federal Trade Commission said it does not think the change would have any dramatic results." Why then would Voice Mail Broadcasting Corp. take the time and resources to ask for the amendment? Opening this form of communication would invalidate all of the positive that the Registry has acheived. If the FTC and FCC rules need to be in sync I would suggest that the FCC rules be changed. NO COMPANY should be allowed to call me with pre-recorded messages.