|Received:||1/10/2005 12:31:08 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I don't want the rules to be changed to allow automated calling, even if I already do business with the company that is calling. There is a very degrading feeling associated with knowing that a company doesn't even respect me enough as a customer to contact me with a person. Also, I don't want to receive even more calls because of the change. Telemarketers are pushy, rude and annoying, but the automated messages are even more annoying. Make the rule stay the same, so they have to keep REAL PEOPLE as employees. Also, If they still try to say it is too expensive and move the jobs overseas, the government should tax the calls coming in from that company overseas, in an amount that would make it cost virtually the same as if they had stayed in the U.S. I think this should be done with every company that takes their jobs overseas. If we make it so they don't make more profit by leaving, they won't. The jobs will stay. Also, if you have to change the rules to allow automated calls, why not require that they include the president of the company's home number at the end of the message, so we can call him/her during dinner, or when he/she has company, or anytime WE see fit. See if he/she likes it, and make it so they can't change their phone number. I guarantee the automated calls would stop within 3 or 4 days of them getting 100's of calls a day. That would be GREAT!!!