From the Desk of David Pogue: Take Back the Beep Campaign

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  1. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    David Pogue of the New York Times has started a campaign against the 15 second messages we hear when we try and leave someone a message.
    He urges that everyone send in a complaint about the blatant money grabbing.

    You can complain to the companies with the following links/emails:
    You can read the full article here.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    He makes a good point but can't you just hit 1 and it'll lead you directly to the voicemail recorder?
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    He mentioned that each company uses a different key to bypass it. You would need to know your caller's carrier and the right key to bypass it.
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    I heart visual voicemail. It's been so long since I used the voicemail system, I've almost forgot how to check it manually. :eek:
     
  6. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    Why stop here. Let's complain about grocery and department stores placing the most commonly needed items at the back of the store to make you walk through the whole store. Or how about casinos for not having windows or clocks so you loose track of time. Or Apple for not announcing their upgrade schedule causing me to go out and buy a new iMac a week before a new model came out...

    Big business is out to get you. Customer service, loyalty to employes, and community responsibility has been overrun by the needs of the share holders, profits, and greed.
     
  7. iGary Guest

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    Me too. I just take it for granted.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    FWIW, I could've sworn I had it turned off on T-Mobile. I'm using Youmail right now and it's definitely turned off on there (it sounds more or less like a tape answering machine sounded -- the message, the beep, straight to recording).
     
  9. geoffreak thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Grocery stores don't gain from time you use to walk to the back of the store. You also can choose not to buy anything from the store and aren't obligated to spend more money.
    Nothing is stopping you from bringing a watch into a casino.
    If you didn't do enough research and realize that Apple releases products on a fairly strict schedule, it is your fault for buying too soon.
     

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