|Received:||1/10/2005 12:40:00 PM|
|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 any changes to regulations that reduce the effectiveness of the "Do Not Call List" are benefical to the American public. By allowing companies to automate their calling services essentially you are decreasing a company's cost of distrubing people's daily lives. At least when they are forced to use live people you can immediately tell them to take your name off their list or at least interact with a live person. It does not benefit anyone other than the companies that the FCC and FTC regulate to change the requirements. The last thing the American people want is to have more telemarketers interrupting their lives. In addition, the process described by the companies to "opt out" of their individual lists are a hassle and time consuming. The last thing I want to do is fight with a company to get off of their call lists and then have to depend on them to make sure that the remove my name. Hasn't the past couple of years shown everyone that self regulation by companies is a dramatic failure and does not work?