My girlfriend Melissa’s husband Alex is one of the brains behind a new kind of voicemail. I may be jumping the gun here a bit, but just call me “early adopter”. It’s called You Mail. You sign up and you can go on line and customize your outgoing message to whoever is in your contact list. So when I call Melissa and she doesn’t answer I don’t feel blown off because I hear in her voice, “Hey, Daph, sorry I can’t get the phone, leave me a message.” Even though, in fact, she could be blowing me off. They also have funny greetings you can set like one in which telemarketers would here
“Die, telemarketer, die” I thought it too harsh, so I put on one that says my phone has been disconnected.
And they have celebrity impersonator voices, etc.
Okay, but here is the mom part.
#1 for 6 dollars a month ( otherwise it’s free) you can get your messages put in text form. I know I often have my hands full and rarely check my my voice mail cause it’s a pain. Well, you can get a text on your phone or computer. or save the 6 bucks and the voicemail can be accessed on your computer ..which I can do with one hand. And once you have you mail you no longer have to have a code for your messages. which is easier but brings me to the other point
#2 for troublesome teens or possibly errant husbands… YOU CAN LISTEN TO ALL VOICE MAILS. yes, I go on line and see a phone record and can click on the messages that have been left. You can be BIG MOTHER or if you live in a state that doesn’t have no fault ( I don’t) you can keep track if hubby has gotten messages he shouldn’t have. Tad diabolical, but I thought worth mentioning.
#3 It’s nice to feel like you still are in on new technology even if you are a mom.
If you try it and something is confusing let me know and I will tell Alex. Maybe I can help trouble shoot it.