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Save a loved-one's voicemail greeting

VMSave is a service by Pete Keen (zrail here on mefi). "When a loved-one passes away, sometimes the only recording you have of them is locked away on an answering machine or a voicemail box. Eventually the recording will disappear, either due to someone recording over it or service getting canceled. Before it disappears, use VMSave to save it, completely free." [via mefi projects]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 6, 2015 - 18 comments

Dave, it's your Father

All of the "voicemails" on this site are reenactments and reinterpretations of [my father's] calls including actual subjects and topics broached in his recorded messages and wholly fictional scenarios that would fall squarely in his wheelhouse. Enjoy.
Topics include being on the lookout for a package, trying to find hidden goods, and spousal abuse.
posted by secretdark on Jan 9, 2012 - 13 comments

I Am Animator!

Animation Hotline is a series of daily animations where Dustin Grella uses messages left on his voice mail for content. If you feel so inspired, call. Other animation projects from Grella's personal site... [more inside]
posted by netbros on Mar 9, 2011 - 2 comments

Call it a soundtrack to your thoughts.

One Hello World is a collection of voicemail set to music. In a sort of This American Life meets Post Secret twist, these messages cover life, love, death, and just about anything else you can think of.
posted by mewithoutyou on Oct 10, 2010 - 3 comments

Longtime voice of GEICO commercials fired after pressure (and harassment) from Tea Party members.

The longtime voice of the GEICO commercials was fired after pressure (and harassment) from Tea Party members & FreedomWorks. Here's the voicemail that led to the controversy. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Apr 21, 2010 - 98 comments

Now, here's the way I work...

Meet Dmitri. He's a complete catch. Women approach him 6-7 times a day.
posted by miss lynnster on Jun 26, 2008 - 178 comments

Free phone number w/voicemail

Private Phone 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 - 17 comments

Map Out Of Hell

Fed up with navigating badly set up voice mail systems, Paul English has posted a voice mail cheat sheet to help you cut through to a real human. Which is just as well because most companies seem to set up their voice mail systems like this.
posted by Zinger on Nov 25, 2005 - 19 comments

Mother Goose beats a man with a Bible.

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 family.
posted by Witty on Mar 29, 2005 - 25 comments

... BEEEP!

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 - 6 comments

Concerto for Voicemail #1

"Leave a message, or accompany this bassline." Concerto for Voicemail #1.
posted by staggernation on Jan 29, 2003 - 7 comments

Have you called Enron lately?

Have you called Enron lately? Enron's new voice mail greeting. Cute.
posted by Dirjy on Feb 19, 2002 - 6 comments

Whoa. Does this guy ever answer his cell?

Whoa. Does this guy ever answer his cell? I guess this is a lesson for everyone to be careful what kind of voice mail messages you leave.
posted by JFunk2800 on Mar 23, 2001 - 34 comments

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 - 1 comment

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