|Received:||12/6/2004 8:45:42 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:The purpose of a do-not-call list is to ensure that I don't receive calls - period. It doesn't matter whether the call is live, dropped, or pre-recorded, it is still an incoming call that I am not interested in receiving. The 2004 presidential campaign was a case-in-point, as we received up to 3 pre-recorded messages a day during a period when we were awaiting 2 phone calls relaying important medical test results. While you state that an established business relationship is required, how are you to assure that this is the case for each phone call made? What is the objective criteria for "established business relationship?" When I sign up for a do-not-call list, that is exactly and precisely what I expect from any and all telemarketers - absolutely no phone calls. You are proposing a loophole that is NOT in the interest of the general public or, in my opinion, the business sector. My time is a precious commodity in my pursuit of the American dream. I don't appreciate or support this effort to infringe on my pursuit any further.