|Received:||1/10/2005 9:18:57 AM|
|Commenter:||Jane Gentile Youd|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Please do not weaken the current rules. We consumers should not have to PAY for phone calls we DO NOT WANT. The expense is further increased when we check our home phone messages from our cell phone only to hear some crap. It is your responsibility to protect us not to allow third parties to COST US MONEY. That is NOT their inherint right. Currently we can slam down the phone or demand said company not call us again - or even blow a whistle into the phone. By allowing pre-recorded calls you are protecting business, once again, at our financial, and emotional cost. More than once I have been interrupted from a business call, because 'call waiting' begins to ring -it is infuriating to switch calls momentarily only to hear a solicitor - even though I am on the NO CALL LIST. If your agency insists on allowing pre-recorded calls, even to those of us on the no-call list I shall petition my state legislators to enact a bill which will allow us to DEDUCT each minute of our time, and cell phone minute cost from our phone company bills and possibly our taxes. Remember WHOM YOU REPRESENT - us the paying consumers who are NOT obligated to even have telephones.