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In another thread, Bear mentioned that his landline is a honeypot for junk calls. Mine is too, but I don't answer unless i recognize the caller.

This week I heard about "ringless voicemail". It doesn't seem to have a following for cold calling yet. What would be a legit use for this technology. If they don't need to talk to you synchronously, isn't mail or email a better channel?
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:What would be a legit use for this technology


I am guessing that it is being used to get-around violating the Do Not Call List rules since you are net technically calling anyone.

Also, there is no real technology behind it.  Most wireline and wireless providers have a feature to where you can access the voicemail system using your credentialsm and then silently leave a voice message for someone else served by the same provider by dialing their 10-digit telephone number.
 
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Oh. Like when my manager forwards a voicemail he received at work to my extension so I can handle it.
 
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Interesting.  But you don't want your phone to ring in this situation?
 
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Knute Snortum wrote:Interesting.  But you don't want your phone to ring in this situation?


It doesn't matter. Our voicemail at work is tied to email so I get an email when I get a voicemail.

It makes sense that it wouldn't ring though because he isn't calling me.
 
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