Saturday, August 1, 2009
Take Back the Beep
I urge everyone to read David Pogue Take Back the Beep and Take Back the Beep, Part II on his New York Times blog. Pogue is urging readers to contact their cell phone carriers to get rid of those annoying messages that occur before a caller is allowed to leave a message on someone's voice mail, i.e., "To page this person, press 5. When you have finished recording, you may hang up. To leave a callback number, press 1.” Like anyone needs to be told that they are allowed to hang up after they leave a message. These fifteen second messages are there to make money for the cell phone companies by forcing customers to waste minutes.