There are features within certain cellphone companies’ voicemail systems, where you can Send a Voicemail to another subscriber…
…which is an Excellent, very useful feature.
The Drawback: This only works if the other person…
(1) Also has Verizon (or AT&T, or whatever — the same provider as you!),
(2) he also has service in the SAME LOCAL METRO AREA… (on the same physical voicemail computer)
I wish there was a universal standard system for leaving a voicemail for someone WITHOUT RINGING THEIR PHONE…
…like maybe dialing *22, as a prefix to their number or something.
Ideally, every telephone should have — on the Dial Pad screen itself — after you dial the number, you then see TWO buttons:
- one labelled “Call“, and
- the other one labelled, “Send Voicemail” (without calling)
Skype has this feature.
This way I could actually return calls…. at 4:00am… without bothering anyone! Imagine!
Come on, Telephone Network Engineers, think of something….. ok?
Ideas? Do share…. in the comments here.
UPDATE (April 1, 2008): See…
As soon as you hear Ringing Start, press 1 to go directly to Voicemail without actually Ringing his Phone!
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