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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Voicemail "texting" service...huh?


OK I've said it before but maybe I am dumb. I looked at this new service and I need someone to explain to me why this is a good idea. Social Voicemail is a service that allows you to call 1 number, leave a voicemail and the service will text your friends and get them to call up and listen to your voicemail. Why wouldn't you just text your friends? What kind of information is better as a mass voicemail than a mass text? I don't know. I give up.

via BoingBoing.net

5 comments:

salina said...

clearly it's the power of inflection that makes this a valuable tool. think how many miscommunications start over IM or txt because you can't hear how the snarky comment is delivered. voicemail texting is the answer.

AKI SYSTEMS 2600 said...

hmn...but if that were the case why not just call up your friend directly (it's still a phone) and leave a voicemail that delivers all the snarky inflection you want?

i submit that it is for leaving ANONYMOUS VOICEMAIL. say you have a crush on ol' girl, but you're too scared to call her, and texting will leave your identity and number...so u can now leave your stalker message on this service and stay completely anonymous. also good for ransom threats, complaint rampages at your boss. finally, a tool for the underserved (but growing) Anonymous Caller segments.

El Gaffney said...

i don't know. seems more for someone who'd want to keep his or her options a little more open. you leave the perfect "i have a crush on you" message and then have the text sent to multiple prospective love-ahs. i heard kenny from can't hardly wait just signed up... which of you 9 lucky finalists will be the one. with vm txting you don't have to waste your flavor getting the message right a bunch of times and you get to use your "sexy" or "snarky" voice.

cheap viagra said...

What a silly idea, I'm agree with you voice mail services are obsolete, theres nothing as easy as send a text message.

kamagra said...

I don't know I prefer a text than a voicemail. It is more expensive and over rated.