|Received:||12/18/2006 10:29:53 AM|
|Subject:||Telemarketing Sales Rule|
|Title:||Request for Public Comment|
|CFR Citation:||16 CFR Part 310|
Comments:I’m a consumer and business owner very much in favor of allowing automated calls to be sent to me from businesses and services that I have a relationship with. Quite frankly, it is unfair that any company can flood my mailbox, but the companies I want to hear from via automated voice mail are continuing to be restricted on how they communicate with me about offers that I may want. I currently receive automated voice reminders from my airlines, doctor, dentist, child school, select retailers and sports associations. I didn’t need to opt into getting these messages and don’t think that anyone with whom I have an existing business relationship should be required to have written consent from me to send them. I don’t like the excess mail I get every day and I know that the retailers that send them to me don’t have written consent to flood my mailbox, so this ruling sounds like a “double standard”. Finally, as I see it, you are taking the opinion of 13K people from one lobby group to decide how 300 million consumers and families are impacted. Wow, I thought we lived in a democratic society, not who has the best lobbyist. Please allow business to work. Thanks you for your consideration.