|Received:||12/6/2004 11:28:33 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I choose to be on the no-call list because I don't want phone calls from a company unless I have initiated them. The current provision that allows a company to call me if it has a 'pre-existing' relationship with me is, to my way of thinking, overly permissive. If I had my way no-call would mean exactly that - don't call me unless I request a call - except in those obvious instances such as the order I placed can't be fulfilled. A recorded call is no different from a telemarketer call. It is an unwanted intrusion into my home. The fact that no human is at the other end doesn't make it less invasive. If anything, it is more annoying. Today when the phone rings I am pretty certain the person on the other end is a friend or family member. This is quite a change from 2 years ago when there was a better than average chance the caller was trying to sell me something. I don't want to return to those days.