Tuesday, July 29, 2008
i got the voicemail!
How many times have you dreaded calling someone? You want to text or email but you know you can’t. So you put it off for as long as you can, then finally call hoping with every ounce of your being that the message will go straight to voicemail. Of course they pick up after one ring.
A service called Slydial lets you connect directly with another person's mobile phone voicemail by bypassing the traditional ringing process. You no longer have to wait til he's in a movie, in the “black zone” of Redfern, in a train tunnel or on a plane to Ballina to place the stressful break up call!
Recipients of the Slydial call would get a voicemail notification, and sometimes a 'missed call' notification. It can be useful not only in the dating scene, but also in the hectic business world says the service’s founder.
Right now, it’s only available in America but I’m sure it will hit our shores soon. Otherwise you can just wait till your next trip there, use the service and call everybody you’re avoiding at once. Either way.
Here's a song I like from the 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' soundtrack called 'Phone call' by Jon Brion.