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Is voicemail dead? If not, an app could kill it


NEW YORK – March 14, 2016 – Some clients, notably younger ones, find phone calls annoying. While older generations consider texting and emails a fine but secondary form of communication, the generation raised on typed communication often finds an actual phone call irritating.

These clients want a smartphone that does it all – except for operate like an actual phone.

The world continues to change, but a new app for iPhones and Androids now empowers people to avoid phone calls altogether. In most cases, a phone will ring a few times and then send a caller to voicemail. However, the No More Voicemail app cuts off voicemail. If someone calls, the phone just rings and rings until the caller hangs up.

"For many people, the voicemail has become a detested form of communication, as the message of a missed call can easily be delivered by text or email," writes Cheyenne Macdonald on

The app currently coordinates with phone carriers and offers its service with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular and some other providers. It nixes phone calls by using a smartphone's conditional call forwarding command, sending the number to a phone that never picks up. Theoretically, it will ring forever.

No More Voicemail's website explains the benefits, saying the app stops "your voicemail box from becoming full" and the need "to check or return messages at all." For people who have phone plans that charge separately for data and phone usage, it could also save some money.

Source: Cheyenne Macdonald For


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