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Answering messages

Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:18 PM

Though most people don't really care what they're answering machine says, i'm sure there's a few of you that like to do it up. On my cell i just have the plain AT&T default message, but i'm trying to come up with something with a bit more pizazz. If you got a cool answering thing, or heard of one, post it. I'm curious.
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

Before I had my business I used to have fun with my answering machine.

I had a quote from Desperate Living : "Hello?.... What number are you calling.... You've dialed the wrong number! SORRY?! What good is that? How can you ever repay me for the 30 seconds that you have stolen from my life?!?!?!"

I also used to put on small songs from South Park & other cartoons.

Also was good was time & temperature recordings. "At the tone, the time is 7:33 pm.... BEEP!" But no one ever left messages :P
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:23 PM

Ok, here's what you got to do. Have a friend help you, preferably of the opposite sex since they will sound a lot different than you.

When the message first starts have your friends voice say "Hello" then pause for a second, give the guy on the other line a chance to say H is (insert your name) there? Then a second later have your friends voice say "yeah one second". The pause for 10 seconds or so, then your voice comes on and says "hey what's up?". That's pretty much the end of the message.

If it's done correctly it's really funny because the person on the other line thinks they are actually talking to a real person instead of just the answering message.

I definitely suggest trying it out!
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 09 June 2009 - 10:40 PM

i have a speech from the office of michael describing mexicans.

before that i had one i spliced together from anchorman.

before that i had an AMAZING voicemail i made using an arnold schwarzenegger soundboard that sounded like he was really telling you what to do. i made that one way back in high skool.
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 02:01 AM

Using pauses is a classic. Just start with "Hello" then wait for about 4-5 seconds before you begin your message. By that time, the caller has started talking to you like he/she thought you actually answered.
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:55 AM

"Hi, you've reached Markus with SCI Broadband. I'm sorry I'm unable to take your call, so please leave me a detailed message and I will get back to you shortly."

Boring.
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:00 AM

My private phone says: "Hello..? Hello? Helloooooooo?? Is anyone there?? Haha" BEEEEEEEP :D

Business phone says: "Hello this is Rudi at Mage UK please leave your name and number and I'll get back to you ASAP.".... BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:52 AM

Mine sounds lame and like I'm completely lethargic and nonenergetic.... which is how I am 99% of the time. "*sigh* this is Ericaaaaa so like leave a message or something" I think it was something like that. My work phone sounds just as gay.

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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 04:50 PM

Go to youmail.com. You can customize greetings for different callers. For example, for your girlfriend you can leave an erotic message while for your parents "sorry mom and dad, I can't reach the phone right now." They've got a huge library of voicemail messages and you can even record your own!
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:37 PM

"Hey, this is Shane, leave a message."

What fun, eh?

Yours,
Shane~
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:00 PM

Believe it or not, Jacob isn't at home.
Please leave a message at the beep.
I must be out, or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not, I'm not home!


From the genius himself:
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:19 PM

View PostShaneK, on 10 Jun, 2009 - 06:37 PM, said:

"Hey, this is Shane, leave a message."

You should rearrange that....

"Leave a message, this is Shane, K?
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:27 PM

My friend had a message in which he just said "thanks" and then it would beep.
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:44 PM

View Postpapuccino1, on 10 Jun, 2009 - 07:00 PM, said:

Believe it or not, Jacob isn't at home.
Please leave a message at the beep.
I must be out, or I'd pick up the phone.
Where could I be?
Believe it or not, I'm not home!


From the genius himself:
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Ha, i was actually thinking of doing a rap.
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Re: Answering messages

Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:23 PM

You've reached the voicemail of your friend Nick,
He cant cum right now till his massaged his
Beeeeeeeeeep, please leave a message after the tone......

Excuse the profanities...
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