|Received:||1/10/2005 2:54:43 PM|
|Subject:||Trade Regulation Rule on Telemarketing Sales|
|Title:||Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Request for Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:My time is for my family and not for wasting time in something I am not interested in. Just because I might have bought something from a company doesn't mean I am interested in making another purchase. The main purpose of my answering machine is to keep in contact with our families. My father is in a nursing home and my mother-in-law has had a stroke and is in a wheelchair. My mother has high blood pressure and receiving unwanted calls, even on her anwering machine, is very upsetting to her. (Imagine that you have a toddler, a newborn and a husband who works third shift. You have finally gotten ten minutes to sit down and relax and the phone rings. You answer it hoping that it is your sister, but it is a telemarketer who you can't even tell not to call again because it is a prerecorded message.) Prerecorded messages doesn't benefit anyone. I feel that prerecorded messages actually hurt the companies making the calls. Myself and my friends get upset enough that we do not do business with those companies again. If the federal government wants to help the health of the american public they will not allow prerecorded messages. When the telephone was invented I do not think it was intended to be abused in this way. I try to be polite when I do receive an unwanted call because I know the people on the other end are just trying to make a living. But by allowing prerecorded calls the FTC isn't even allowing those people to make a living. The only ones who will benefit is the companies because the can have a computer doing the work and won't have to pay anyone. Please keep in mind that the United State of America is based on freedom. Freedom NOT to be bothered with unwanted ringing of their phones.