|Received:||1/10/2005 11:56:02 AM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I feel the proposed changes are annoying and not in the best interests of the consumer. If I have a business relationship with a company, either the company can send me special offers by mail with statements, as they already do, or by e-mail which I can easily enough delete if desired. I don't care that it's cheaper for a company to make prerecorded calls than it is to use the mail or a phone bank in Bangalore; it's annoying to think that maybe someone I care about might be calling and instead be met with a prerecorded message that a company doesn't have the common courtesy to deliver otherwise. Yes, I suppose I could subscribe to caller ID, but why should it cost me extra money to avoid unsolicited and annoying phone calls? I would rather see a company pay some guy in India, because at least he now has a job (although I still feel that we should pay Americans first until foreign wages increase), than annoy the potential customer to cut costs. Besides, these messages take up space in voice mailboxes or answering machines that may prevent important messages from recording if I'm not home. In any event, these proposed changes are NOT in the best interests of the consumer and should be rejected.