|Received:||1/10/2005 9:28:16 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:Read My Lips! "Do Not Call" means "Do Not Call"! What part of "Do Not Call" do you not understand! Not just call me for no more than fifteen seconds. An interuption is an interuption and it matters not whether it is a recorded message or a live person. There are too many exceptions now and we certainly do not want more exceptions. If there are to be any changes to the law it should be to eliminate the current exceptions, not create more. If the industry wants to establish a "Telemarketers please call me" list for people to sign up for, they should foot the bill and do so. I would even be be willing for the government to help fund such a list. In fact they can create such an ultimate list with very little expense. Simply assume everyone not on the "Do Not Call" list wants to be on the "Telemarketers please call me" list. Then let the computers generate every possible telephone number and then eliminate the numbers from the "Do Not Call" list. What is left is the "Telemarketers please call me" list. This is so simple that it is not even necessary to do anything special, just check the "Do Not Call" list before making any telemarketing call. Logically I would think that the telemarketers would get more bang for their buck by calling people who want to be called or at least people who do not object to being called. Since it is obvious from the request for changes that the telemarketers have lots of computer resources, force them to use the resouces to not call people on the "Do Not Call" list. Works for me.