|Received:||12/21/2004 10:22:45 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I would like to voice my opinion against this proposed measure. The do not call list exists because people do not want to receive any kinds of business or junk calls -- and prerecorded messages are just as disruptive, if not more annoying than a call from a human telemarketer. Very, very few people want to hear from businesses in a synchronous manner, they rather prefer to receive offers at the asynchronous times that suit them. The proposed policy is particularly disruptive for the elderly or disabled, who rush to get to the phone and then are disappointed when it is not a real phone call from a real person. If you have an opt-in policy instead of forcing this new change on consumers, you'd see how large the disparity is between those who want this and those who do not.