|Received:||1/10/2005 1:06:31 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
|Attachment:||OL-113617.pdf Download Adobe Reader|
Comments:Nearly all of the households in my family are signed up for the Do-Not-Call Registry, and have been quite thankful for it. Since moving out of my home, I will soon be signing up for it myself as I have been recently receiving a number of telemarketing calls. To me, it seems that if the change were allowed to go through then it would essentially defeat the purpose of the Registry. The great benefit of the system is that I am no longer hassled at home by organizations trying to sell me things. If it is a recording, I still get interrupted and have to go pick up the phone. I simply do not want to be bothered by these companies, as I feel that it borders on harassment at most, and an inconvenience and persistent annoyance at the least. Sincerely, John T. Cameron In regards to the rule that I have the option of "opting-out" with the individual company, that would require me to sit, listen to the message, contact them, and then make sure that they actually respect my request. With the Registry, I do not have to do this. If there is such a great demand by people to receive prerecorded messages as the telemarketing companies imply, then people on the Registry should be allowed to opt-in, instead of requiring the much greater majority to go through the hassle of opting-out. I hope that the FTC stays "For the consumer," and does not lower its regulatory standards to that of the FCC, and that you take my comments into consideration. Thank you for your time, and take care.