do you not know anyone for whom english is a second language?
What really bugs me more so is when you dial your own voicemail, put in the password, and are instructed to "press 1 to hear your messages." Couldn't we just assume one wants to hear messages when you call your voicemail?
She's there to waste minutes of cell phone use and no other reason. The longer she can keep you waiting to deliver a voice mail or retrieve your own, the cell phone companies get richer while we get poorer.
Cell phone companies are scumbags.
"and what's the deal with airline food, folks? I mean, really..."
Seriously, I was thinking this exact same thing earlier today.
And all I wanted was to steal ice cream from someone.
Thank heavens for doggy doors that allow me to gain entry to locked houses...
The irritating message instructions can be turned off by the owner of the voicemail. Call your cell carrier and ask them how to do it with your voicemail. It's different for each one. If everyone took 5 minutes to figure it out, we'd all be happier. Alternately, you can just press # to go straight to the !BEEP! with most voicemail systems.
Also, commenter #2: having to press 1 to listen to your messages is another default setting that you can usually change pretty easily from your voicemail options. Call your cell carrier and ask them how if you can't figure it out.
The moral of the story? It's worth fiddling around with your voicemail options.
Amen. I probably hear more of this woman's voice every day than I do of my own mother's. And "numeric page?" Come on.
Numeric Pages: like text messaging but more complicated and less useful.
Phone companies make you jump through all the delays to use up your limited minutes for profit. Big surprise.
"The irritating message instructions can be turned off by the owner of the voicemail. Call your cell carrier and ask them how to do it with your voicemail."
I asked T-Mobile customer service about this a while ago. They said it couldn't be done. They acted like no one had even thought of it before - and why would you want to.
My father, aged 54, leaves me numeric pages instead of voicemails. I've never known anybody else who uses that option.
What phone service do you have, and how did you turn it off. I don't want to deal with my phone company if I don't have to.
i hate her so much. BEYOND unnecessary.
I *heart* text messaging. None of this silly voice message crap. I really hate having phone conversations.
@1: I've lived in other countries, listened to this same message in some other language, waited for the beep and left a message. It's not that complicated. And if someone can't speak English, what good is this message anyway?
I don't get annoyed at much (honestly!) but this message grates on me every time. Especially the ones that don't offer the #/skip to beep option. Grr.
I've often thought someone should find out who that poor woman is and interview her. Perhaps she is a robot.
Hey! That "solicitious woman" is very likely one of my union members! She's just doin' her job, folks, no need to go all Sloggy on her!
Hate on the telco, not the VM lady...
i used to date a woman who had that exact voice. imagine hearing stuff thats all passive aggressive yet gentle saying: "If you wish to clean the dishes do it now." Or "For more sex, press me here." I broke up w/ her in 3 days.
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