|Received:||1/10/2005 12:13:50 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:To: FTC I oppose the change in the do-not-call Telemarketing sales rule. Pre-recorded calls are disruptive and an invasion of my privacy. I pay for telephone service in my home in order to speak and listen to family, friends, and other members of my community. If telemarketers want access to my home life, they should pay for part of my telephone service and time. I do not want to listen to a pre-recorded message at any time! When I call from a remote location to retrieve my messages at home and I have a pre-recorded messages, I feel intruded upon with my privacy violated by individuals and voices that are unknown and sometimes frankly unpleasant to my ear. I am also spending time and money retrieving parts of unwanted messages. Just as time is money to marketers, time is equally valuable to consumers. A healthy and meaningful family life is not dependent on telephone calls from telemarketers regardless of the time and number of calls. Give consumers the option to be placed on a do-not-call for pre-recorded messages list. Better still, I suggest that if consumers wish to listen to pre-recorded telemarketers, then allow them to sign-up for a please call me with a "pre-recorded message" list.