is a free new (as of last month) service from NetZero that allows anyone to sign up for a unique private voicemail number; now phone numbers are as disposable as web based email accounts. For use by craigslisters, ebayers, and random cads, bounders & ne'er do wells, not to mention women who aren't sure if that hot guy is, in fact, dangerously crazy.
posted by jonson
on Jul 8, 2006 -
So the story as I understand it is that this guy (.mp3)
is a manager for a Jack in the Box
restaurant. He was on his way to a meeting, was running a little late and called in to leave a voicemail message. While he was leaving the message, he witnessed an auto accident and basically gives us play-by-play of the events. It's pretty entertaining, but I'm not sure if I completely believe it. Apparently it was quite the talk within the Jack in the Box
posted by Witty
on Mar 29, 2005 -
At the tone, please leave your snark...
This is a pretty cool application of technology. We all have heard of the slow rise of the audioblog (indeed, it was discussed here
!): people posting to their blogs or journals or whatever via their phone. Eric Rice of Slack Street
(previously discussed here
) has taken things one step further, and added the ability to call a toll-free number and have your audio comments strung together with others, and put on his audioblog site. Still kind of wonky (gotta listen to every recorded item, instead of being able to cue between tracks, looks like comments have to be approved first using some interface, etc.), but neat! Now, instead of bitching about people's poor grammar and spelling, we can rant about crappy pronunciations and accents! And for IraqFilter fans, his newest entry
is actually begging
people to leave him messages on the one year anniversary. Obviously he has no idea what he's getting into. Hurrah for tech-nol-o-gee!
posted by tittergrrl
on Mar 19, 2004 -
So much for paying for voice mail. FoneICQ
is an awesome service. You just call their number, 1-800-FONEICQ, punch in the UIN of your message's recipient, and they get a Real Audio sound clip in their e-mail within 10 minutes.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 24, 1999 -