|Received:||12/7/2006 11:51:08 PM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:This reasonable consumer considers that *all* unsolicited calls are abusive of my right of privacy. Because of the absence of a live human being, prerecorded calls are particularly noxious. The only diffference between an answered call and a message left on my answering machine is that I do not usually get up and cross the room to retrieve messages from the machine. I support any rule enactment or amendment which would reduce the number of unsolicited calls. By unsolicited I mean not specifically invited by me. Merely having transacted business with a firm does not constitute an invitation. The current structure - being called is OK unless you opt out - is precisely 180 degress out of phase. It should be opt in for those who wish to receive calls - doing so would, I think, be remarkably demonstrative of how few people wish to receive any unsolicited calls.