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Weird, fun, wonderful, or useful automated phone numbers to call?

There are plenty of weather numbers. There is even Dial a Buoy. Toronto Public Library has Dial-a-Story. What else is out there? This is not for pranking people. [more inside]
posted by Gotanda on Nov 21, 2016 - 14 answers

Best uses for celebrity voicemail prompts?

Sometimes a celebrity or another well-known voice will offer to record a voice-mail greeting message as a prize or reward (e.g. "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" or the Veronica Mars Kickstarter). How have people used this kind of prize to best effect? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Mar 13, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me identify a song with an answering machine message at the end.

So, once I had a mix CD with a song on it that had what I believe is an answering machine message at the end. I can't remember the artist or song title, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by easy, lucky, free on Mar 1, 2013 - 29 answers

Our answering machine isn't SkyNet...

More and more often, people calling seem to think that they have reached a real person when our answering machine picks up. For reference, what you hear when the machine picks up is "You have reached the [Family Name] residence. Please leave a message" followed by a relatively loud beep. However, people (not recordings) seem to leave a lot messages that sound like they expect responses from the machine. Why would this be? Could we/should we fix it? [more inside]
posted by wiskunde on Jun 22, 2012 - 32 answers

Android stream and calls

I've had a fantasy about my computer acting as a wireless answering system that I can voice control to answer calls via Skype while listening to streaming music. It's suddenly occurred to me that my smart phone can already do this, or is darn close to it. Is that true, and how could I pull it off? [more inside]
posted by diode on Apr 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Answering Machine with white list to permit only certain callers

I would like to find a hardware answering machine that has some advanced controls to manage which incoming numbers can make the phone ring. [more inside]
posted by royalchinook on Oct 8, 2009 - 9 answers

I hate the sound of your voice.

I don't want people to leave me messages. What's the best way to say this in my outgoing message? [more inside]
posted by thebazilist on Sep 16, 2009 - 43 answers

Please advise me on the best answering machine/cordless phone combo for our home

Please advise me on the best answering machine/cordless phone combo for our home. The cost is not the top concern except inasmuch as I want to buy value for money. [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on Oct 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Find-a-song: answering machine messages over guitars!

Help me find this song which features a great number of answering machine messages over pretty guitars. Please? [more inside]
posted by wemayfreeze on Oct 18, 2007 - 4 answers

Papa needs a brand-new answering machine (RIP James)

My answering machine/fax combo has joined its compadres in the big electronics graveyard, and I need a state-of-the-art answering machine-type thingy now. [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Dec 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Answering machines that call or email me.

Are there any reasonably priced answering machines that can send email or can call me when a message is left on it? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on Aug 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Need a good answering machine

Good answering machine? I need an answering machine that has good microphone sound pickup for recording outgoing announcements. [more inside]
posted by shannymara on Mar 31, 2006 - 3 answers

phone with a digital answering machine

ProductFilter: I'd like a phone with a digital answering machine that can be set to be absolutely silent by default, but which will ring if the caller enters a numeric password. [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jan 19, 2005 - 8 answers

How can I transfer messages from my digital answering machine to my computer?

I've saved some cute messages from my kids on my digital answering machine. I'd like to clear the machine, but save them on a CD or my hard drive without losing too much quality. What format would they be in, and how could I best make the transfer?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Nov 30, 2004 - 10 answers

Cheezy answering machine messages from the 80s.

"Wait for the Beep! You gotta leave your name, you gotta leave your number . . " It was this cheezy late night tv commericial for an answering machine tape with "wacky" messages. Does anyone know the source for this or if there exist any samples?
posted by jeremias on Sep 25, 2004 - 4 answers

I need a phone answering machine that will forward my messages via email

I need a phone answering machine that will forward my messages via email. If the email connection is down, it will have a way to play the messages mechanically like a normal answering machine (blinking red light, press play to hear messages). Other than building one from a Linux box, and not paying a monthly fee to a service, is there a commercial solution box available? [more inside]
posted by stbalbach on Dec 11, 2003 - 9 answers

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