|Received:||12/6/2004 4:18:10 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I do not want to receive pre-recorded calls (especally to a cell phone number) from ANY business or organization (pre-existing relationship or not). Ditto to faxes and SMS, and door-to-door solicitations for that matter. It is enough that I am messaged via postal mail and email. The former can get tossed unopened in the wastebasket, and I have both free opt-out and spam controls for the latter. Both of these are much less intrusive than a ringing phone. I must sit through ads in newspapers and websites, and on radio and television, since they mitigate or eliminate the costs of creating, delivering and consuming the content in these media. However, I must also pay for my phone services (landline, mobile, fax) without any offset by telemarketers. Please maintain the limitations already imposed by the Federal Do-Not-Call list. Better yet, I would welcome any tightening (not loosening!) of existing restrictions.