I’ve come to the conclusion that for me at least it is no longer very convenient to use voicemail. You know, that feature most cell phones have that’s been made modern and comes from the era when we all owned landline phones and had answering machines with cassette tapes?
Yeah I’ve found voicemail to be utterly useless now that almost everyone is using Email, Social Media or SMS. Why do I want to call into voicemail wait a few seconds and then delete the message every time I get a missed call? (FYI I usually do not listen to voicemail but instead mass delete and send an email) This is really a bothersome task when someone can simply drop me a email or a SMS.
Let me break down the history of voicemail to you…
So it puzzles me that Google Voice is still investing in voicemail by integrating Google Voice into its Hangouts app on Android because it is clear there has been a decline of people using this technology and calling people isn’t very popular unless you are making a remake of “Call Me Maybe.”
Why can’t this technology be entirely eliminated or at least be made more useful with a new iteration like converting Voicemail to text? Yes there is visual voicemail in fact Google Voice does it but it is not widely integrated into any mobile OS yet. (But lets file a feature request and cross our fingers!)
Voicemail is dead, long live the Voicemail!
But seriously tell me in the comments if you still use voicemail and what your use case is because I’m trying to grok how voicemail is superior to email, SMS or Social Media at this point.