Phones aren’t really used for their original purpose anymore: Making actual phone calls. In fact, most of us don’t even want to deal with listening to missed voicemail—and Apple’s reportedly working on a fix for that, too.
Regardless of how you feel about voicemail, I think we can all agree that this is the worst. I don't want to call up and listen, Android. Just let me dismiiiiiissssssssss.
My mother is untrainable. At least, as far as voicemail is concerned. We'd repeat the same song and dance over and over. Me: Stop leaving me voicemails. Her: I don't understand. This went on for years, until I figured out she was right all along.
Google Voice transcriptions read like they came out of the ass-end of a hair dryer. They're surprisingly terrible, especially since Google voice recognition is generally pretty reliable. Let's all point at laugh at your worst examples of botched voicemails, Google-style.
Facebook for iOS now lets you send in-app video and voice messages—because voicemails weren't annoying enough already.
Sherman, set the wayback machine to ridiculous because back in 1967, Smith-Corona—best known for its typewriters—actually sold a device called the Mail Call. What did it do? Let users record messages on small cartridges and mail them to anyone with a matching device.
Why do people leave voicemail? To annoy me? Us? There is absolutely no point, as far as I can tell. If you want to tell me something, and I'm not picking up my phone, send a text. At this point, voicemail is nothing more than an anxiety inducing surprise package. A red bubble of the unknown—that inevitably is left…
For a while, leaving your cell unattended seemed like the biggest threat to phone security. But this recent business is a reminder that there are savvier ways someone can violate your phone—without even touching it.
Milly Dowler vanished in 2002. It set off a huge sensation in the UK, similar to the Natalee Holloway case in the United States. Now, reports have surfaced that News of the World hacked into her voicemail.
Eight victims of the News of the World's "phone hacking" scandal have received an unprecedented apology from that publication this week. The apology marks a 180-degree reversal for NotW, which had maintained for several years that the job was the work of one reporter.
Google has introduced a new pair of Google Voice widgets that display your voicemail inbox contents and account settings. Without leaving your home screen, you'll be able to read messages, send free texts, and view your credit balance.
Long ago, someone wrote about how Google is out to control your dog and marry your wife. I don't know how right he was about all that, but I certainly know that Google Voice is out to ruin relationships.
Maybe this is just me, but as innovation moves to the cloud, I find that simple concepts can become esoteric—like Google Voice. Here's a handy explanation as to what the heck it actually does.
There are times when I let my voicemail fill up to the point of callers getting the "Sorry. Mailbox is full. Please try again." message. This is why.
We heard about AT&T's Voicemail-to-Text service back in December, but now it's being shoved down our throats again with email reminders aplenty. Why don't we care about the $10/month service? Because we can get something better. For free.