|Received:||1/10/2005 10:36:41 AM|
|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 feel that it is acceptable for any telemarketer, whether I have a business relationship with them or not, to be allowed to have a call placed to me by a machine. If my day is to be interrupted, and I will have to take the time to answer the phone and determine that I don't want to hear from this person anyway, then it is only appropriate that the caller should have to make an effort to interrupt me. And frankly, I don't feel that an exisitng business relationship should give them any right to call me about anything that is not DIRECTLY related to that relationship - discussing an existing order, bill, or such like. They shouldn't be just allowed to call me to sell something else unless I TELL them that's ok AHEAD OF TIME. Opt-out after the fact is not acceptable. My time is not being paid for by them, they should not get to use it.