|Received:||12/7/2004 6:55:00 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Under NO circumstance should telemarketers be allowed to use OUR phones to market their wares. The American public has made a huge statement. We don't want to be annoyed by them. To think that a recorded message is less obtrusive than a live person is simply silly. It is bad enough you can't get a live person on the phone when we originate the call (i.e., Cingular/ATT). How will a machine violating my phone and my time make my life better? The issue before you is, in my opinion, what is best for the American public, NOT what is best for the telemarketing industry. They are just going to have to deal with the fact they don't exist any longer. The American public has already spoken and shouldn't even be responding to this nonsensical supposed loop hole. I hope the FTC stands tall. Finally, telemarketers fail to understand there is a backlash to their invasion in that under NO circumstance would I buy ANYTHING they were touting. If they can't sell a twenty dollar bill for a nickle they are reduced to a systemic, pure annoyance.