|Received:||1/10/2005 2:53:02 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:My thoughts are quite simple. Under NO circumstances can any organization assert any right to use the phone number I pay for. Until I get a check from some organization, that covers 80% of my phone bill, to cover the 80% of incoming phone calls that are unwanted solicitations will I consider changing my stance on this. As it stands most companies I do business with have areas on the applications that inquire as to whether or not I want to be solicited by them. I always check the no response. Therefore any legislation that addresses this is totally unecessary. If someone wants solicitations from a business that they are currently a customer then they can check yes. Giving the telemarketers a self regulating environment is like giving an alcoholic the keys to the liquor store. This is the age of multi-nationals, mergers and consolidation. If I buy malted barley from Great Western Malting ( a subsidiary of Con Agra) does that make me a customer of Longmont Foods ( another subsidiary of Con Agra that sells turkey products)? I know exactly what Con Agra would say.- yes. Specifically this is not relevant because of my industry choices, but I'm sure you get my meaning. I view the whole telemarketing industry as a disgusting affront to my right to privacy. Automated or live, the calls are equally intrusive. Stop the madness now. NO CALL LIST MEANS NO CALLS- I am totally capable of informing those I want calls from to call me. Thank You.