16 CFR Part 310: Telemarketing Sales Rule Federal Register Notice: Rule Review Request for Public Comments as Part of the FTC’s Systematic Regulatory Review #00031

Submission Number:
00031
Commenter:
Lisa Schugardt
State:
Pennsylvania
Initiative Name:
16 CFR Part 310: Telemarketing Sales Rule Federal Register Notice: Rule Review Request for Public Comments as Part of the FTC’s Systematic Regulatory Review
Matter Number:

R411001

The DO NOT CALL LIST is a good idea in theory but not in practice. I have my home (landline) phone registered as well as my cell and have for years however I still get unwanted calls on by home (landline) phone. I get calls from organizations asking for donations, recorded calls about PA's deregulation of electric and how I can choose a new electric supplier, many, many other recorded calls and so many calls where I say "Hello? hello? Hello?" and either get hung up on or get a bored telemarketer on the other end asking for the homeowner. We also get a ridiculous amount of political and fundraising type calls and polls; oh so many polls. Tedious! And it's absolutely out of control near an election. THE DO-NOT CALL LIST SIMPLY DOESNT WORK! My husband and I are very close to getting rid of our landline completely. A suggestion? Why not make the DO-NOT CALL LIST opt-in instead of opt-out? Let's just assume that nobody wants to be bothered at any time by any one. Rather, should you WANT to field phone calls from telemarketers and various salespeople and/or charities, should you WANT to offer your opinion to poll takers or listen to recorded polls from your elected representatives, then you can OPT-IN. Sign up! Let everyone know you'd happily be a willing participant! And the rest of us can be left blissfully, silently alone. My two cents.