U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-16-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
8,776 posts, read 10,535,112 times
Reputation: 11429

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cida View Post
Why is it that so many people in Phoenix have only an automated voice as an out-going message on their voice-mail? This is almost never the case in, say, Los Angeles or New York.

Are people too lazy to do a personalized one? Are they too dumb to follow the prompts? Are they too insecure about the sound of their voice?
I'm not "lazy", "dumb" or "insecure" but why bother making my own if I'm only going to say the exact same thing the automated voice says? And why does anyone care whose voice is on it as long as there's a way to leave a message? Ninety percent of the time it's just someone wanting to sell me insurance...my bank and I now recognize every single one of their 800, 888 phone numbers!!...or who knows what? If it's someone I WANT to hear from they'll leave a message and I'll call back.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-16-2010, 04:56 PM
 
81 posts, read 326,346 times
Reputation: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cida View Post
Are people too lazy to do a personalized one? Are they too dumb to follow the prompts? Are they too insecure about the sound of their voice?
none of these things has ever occurred to me, in fact, until now i have never given this a first, much less, second thought. i use the automated voice on my phone as a matter of convienence, as well as anonymity. nothing more, nothing less....
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-16-2010, 09:50 PM
 
156 posts, read 413,233 times
Reputation: 148
I use an automated voice because of security reasons from a previous job. Why change it now.

I currently work in a phone intensive place and I have a voice mail with specific instructions. I'd say 90% of people who leave me a message don't even bother listening to it. I may say I'm out of the office for a week, please press zero to speak to someone else. Yet I come back to 20 voice mails from people telling me to call them back asap. Or they don't leave a number or only their first name.

Its one of my pet peeves.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-17-2010, 12:53 AM
 
17,827 posts, read 38,848,962 times
Reputation: 10482
Quote:
Originally Posted by tripper76 View Post
I use an automated voice because of security reasons from a previous job. Why change it now.

I currently work in a phone intensive place and I have a voice mail with specific instructions. I'd say 90% of people who leave me a message don't even bother listening to it. I may say I'm out of the office for a week, please press zero to speak to someone else. Yet I come back to 20 voice mails from people telling me to call them back asap. Or they don't leave a number or only their first name.

Its one of my pet peeves.
Mine, too. I have a direct line that is one digit off from what used to be the number for the audit division at Arizona Department of Revenue. Once I figured that out after I fielded a few wrong number calls, I put on my voice message that if "you are calling the Dept of Revenue, you have misdialed, hang up and call xxx-xxxx". I came in one time and found a VERY angry message left for DOR by someone in another state who was getting hit for back AZ taxes. I was glad he was out of state, I called DOR myself and told them about it and gave them his number. Another time this accountant in California left this REALLY long message. I called his office back, got his secretary, told her what happened, cracked her up. Fortunately, DOR eventually completely changed its phone number.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-17-2010, 01:44 AM
 
1,492 posts, read 3,162,843 times
Reputation: 2823
With all the problems in this world and you're pissed about automated voice messages?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Arizona > Phoenix area
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top