I hate voice mail.
You have to call in to retrieve it, if it’s for your cell phone getting your voicemail is burning minutes.
A lot of the messages aren’t worth returning, and some people leave their whole life history in each voice mail.
I don’t do voice mail any more.
I switched over to PhoneTag ( http://www.phonetag.com), until just recently called Simulscribe).
They sent me a magic “code” to key into my cell phone, which set it to call forward calls when I don’t answer to a special telephone number they assigned me when I signed up.
So if you call me and I don’t answer, you hear the same message I would have used for my cell phone. You leave your message. PhoneTag transcribes it. I get the message via text message and email (the email includes an MP3 recording of the message).
Because the text message arrives silently, I can see your message while in a meeting… Or while overseas.
Feel free to use myreferral code to sign up.
I even promise to return your call.