Voice mails area almost as antiquated as landlines.
I like my new client. When I noted that I prefer text or email vs. voice mail, she asked, “why would anyone ever leave a voice mail?”
I heard from quite a few people offline how much they detest voice mails as well.
When I mentioned to a friend how I’d thought about changing my voice mail message from, “This is Jim Duncan with Nest Realty, please leave a succinct message, or, text or email me” to “This is Jim Duncan with Nest Realty, please, for the love of God, text or email me, but please, please, please, don’t leave a voice mail, even with Google Voice transcripts that I can skim and laugh at, actually checking voice mail is a remarkable hassle.” He agreed.
Yes, this is a stupid first-world problem, but having to listen to a voice mail two or three times to get a phone number to write down is a pain, and one I’d like to avoid.
But, sometimes, a non-succinct voice mail is called for, and I appreciate the opportunity to share a voice mail with a client or a colleague thanks to google voice. Choose wisely.
Question – voice mails – useful or no?