Im really surprised and also puzzled by the voice mail hatred expressed by some people. If someone has a hatred of voice mail, they should not have that option on their phone (doesnt matter if its cell, business, land line) for goodness sakes, have it disconnected/disabled!
It is not
rude to leave a voice mail.
I think we might agree that none of us are available 365/24/7 to take a phone call. I received 2 voice mails messages today one was from my dentists office to reschedule an appt, the other was from a friend giving me an address I needed. So
since I was on a call and in the bathroom when these calls came, would it have been better to just let the phone ring and ring and ring? Or would have been more polite for the callers to just hang up and keep calling and hanging up?
Sure, some people misuse vm they dodge calls, they use it to chat and leave long messages. I dont. I use vm to let someone know I returned a call, or to leave and receive information.
As far as all the effort required punching on a pass code to retrieve a message, well, its less effort that punching keys and typing a text message (something Im not fond of). And its less effort and expense than hiring a private secretary to answer calls, talk to the caller, and write a paper message.
A friend gets at least 4 voice mails every morning from his sales managers who are in various geographic areas. It takes him less than 5 minutes to listen to the information. What is so wrong with that?
Those who hate voice mail, do you also hate answering machines (not as popular now)? Are you angry that the person you called is not available at the second you choose to call? Are you upset that you missed the call? (Well, whose fault is that?) Have you considered changing your vm announcement to This is X, dont leave a voive mail, just keep calling until you reach me or send me an email or letter via mail. Thanks. ?
I'm just not understanding why voice mails are creating such a problem.