I’m not sure that I’m writing this post because it’s true or because I want it to be true. Over the years and especially in this text message day and age I’m feeling that e-mail is dying. Personally, I’m horrible about checking my voicemail and sometimes I can go a week or longer without checking them. Before you say ‘That’s Crazy” or “You’re a pastor, how can you do that?” My answer is, just because I don’t check my voicemail doesn’t mean I don’t respond to those leaving a message.
I actually have my voicemail message say something like “This is Scott sorry that you missed me, either try back in a few or send me a text message.” As far as I know, every cell-phone has a missed call ledger and what I do is call back every single missed call. I have returned some calls and received a random person answering the phone from a restaurant or business, but they are few and far between. It’s pretty much that simple: if I miss your call, I will call you back, if you text me, I will call you back and by the time I listen to your voicemail there is a high probability that we have already talked. I’m not going to address the fact that you can connect with me via e-mail or Twitter… that’s a whole nutha story.
I am waiting for Google Voice to go public with their application, which will totally change the world. It may not change the world; however it will change the world of cell-phone call management. Currently Google Voice is only open to Grand Central users and I have some friends that use it and it’s amazing… everything from persoanl call screening to translation of voicemail messages to text messages. Voicemail Is Dying and Google Voice Will Change The World. Click here to learn more about Google Voice.
Am I the only one that thinks Voicemail is Dying? Do you check your voicemail’s regularly? Share your thoughts on my process or voicemail in general. If you’re a Google Voice user, please share your experience!
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