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The Telecom Digest for Dec 24, 2014
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|Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:11:28 -0500 From: tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Coca Cola says life is better without voicemail Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:34:08 -0500, Bill Horne wrote: > ... the ESS delivered the "convenience" of being > able to find out exactly who was calling us when we weren't willing to > be bothered ... To me, personally, it's still a convenience. Just like a Roku box: it lets me time shift a conversation to when I'm ready to take part in it -- as well as have the right to decide whether I'm going to take part in it. True, marketers' call-completion ratios go up ... but it's not my time they're wasting by getting me to answer their calls -- the TAD answers for me, and effectively shelters me. And with the OGM I've used over the past 48 years, that includes "*No* collect or third party calls, please," I've cut my incidence of collect and fraudulent 3rd party billings from a monthly $5 or more (the original motivation to acquire an answering machine in the first place) to zero. YMMV, of course. Cheers, -- tlvp -- Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.|
|Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:50:46 -0500 From: Gary <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Coca Cola says life is better without voicemail Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> On 12/22/2014 11:34 PM, Bill Horne wrote: > > It is only after a thirty-plus year trial that Coca-Cola and other > companies are realizing that voice mail is a colossal waste of time: > an invitation to strangers to impose unwanted obligations, > unproductive suggestions, selfish demands, and foolish expectations on > someone else's employees, at someone else's expense. Email is much worse than voice mail due to the ability to provide unlimited details and instructions. You could also say the same about faxes and real mail, depending on how far back in history you want to go. Bottom line, time management is an important skill.|
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