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  • White House changes public voicemail to say Democrats holding government 'hostage'

    01/21/2018 10:53:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/21/18 | BRETT SAMUELS
    The White House's public comment telephone line isn't accepting calls amid the ongoing government shutdown, and its recently updated recorded message blames it on Democrats. Upon calling the comment line Sunday morning at (202) 456-1111, a woman's voice reads the following message: "Thank you for calling the White House. Unfortunately, we cannot answer your call today because congressional Democrats are holding government funding, including funding for our troops and other national security priorities, hostage to an unrelated immigration debate," she says. "Due to this obstruction, the government is shut down," she continues. "In the meantime, you can leave a comment...
  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    07/27/2016 5:31:56 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 458 replies
    Corruption: Clinton's cash-machine, cozying up with rich donors who want leverage on the White House.
  • Veterans' Calls to VA Suicide Hotline Went Into Voicemail or Put on Hold

    02/17/2016 6:02:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies ^ | February 17, 2016 | James T. Mulder
    Veterans' calls to VA suicide hotline went into voicemail or put on hold SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Some veterans' calls to the VA's suicide prevention hotline in Canandaigua went into voicemail or were put on hold, according to an investigation. The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found more than 20 calls were routed to voicemail at a backup call center where staffers were unaware of the voicemail system and did not return the calls. The Veterans Crisis Line, operated by the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, has answered more than 1.86 million calls since it was started in 2007...
  • Sanford Papa John's Delivery Drivers Fired Over Racist Voicemail

    05/27/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 27, 2013 | John Garity, Executive Producer
    SANFORD -- Two delivery drivers for a Papa John’s in Sanford are out of a job after a racist voicemail rant surfaced online. Now, the CEO of the pizza chain is apologizing to the nation. It started when one of the drivers pocket-dialed an African-American customer in Sanford, leaving a voicemail filled with racist language. That customer posted the voicemail on YouTube last week and it has since gone viral. "They give me five bucks there. Fine outstanding African gentleman of the community," the driver is heard saying at one point. The community the former employee is referring to is...
  • Tiger Voicemail -- My Wife Is Onto Us (audio)

    12/02/2009 7:02:46 AM PST · by Callahan · 142 replies · 6,704+ views
    TMZ ^ | 12/2/09 | TMZ Staff
    Us Weekly has just posted a voicemail allegedly left by Tiger Woods for his alleged mistress -- Jaimee Grubbs. In the call, you hear someone who sounds just like Tiger telling Jaimee to remove her name from her own voicemail, because Tiger's wife Elin "went throught my phone and may be calling you." As we previously reported, Jaimee bragged about her relationship with Tiger to co-workers and even played them this voicemail at work.
  • Afghanistan Firefight Heard On Voice Mail

    05/06/2008 2:12:11 PM PDT · by givemELL · 11 replies · 136+ views
    www. ^ | 5-06-2008 | staff
    OTIS, Ore. -- An Oregon couple received a frightening phone call from their son in Afghanistan when he inadvertently called home during battle. Stephen Phillips and other soldiers in his Army MP company were battling insurgents when his phone was pressed against his Humvee. It redialed and called his parents in the small Oregon town of Otis.
  • Voicemail campaign ads: Would you use them?

    11/29/2007 5:59:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 115+ views
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | November 29, 2007 | Monica Guzman
    In the coming months, you'll see campaign ads everywhere: On billboards, bumpers, lawns, Facebook profiles. But did you ever think you'd hear one on a friend's cell phone? Did you ever think you'd want to? A company called YouMail launched a page last week with nine campaign-related voicemail recordings available for free download. Fans of certain candidates can set their greetings so they play to their whole address book or assign them only to a few select contacts. The idea hasn't yet taken off in any big way; only greetings supporting Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani have been...
  • Washington D.C. to Give Homeless Voice-Mail

    06/22/2006 1:10:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 23 replies · 348+ views
    azconservative ^ | 15 June 2006 | John Semmens
    A new program called "Community Voice Mail" will make 350 voice-mail boxes available to the homeless. The idea is to help the homeless person find a job. Each person enrolled in the program will receive a private D.C. phone number connected to a voice-mail box. The number can be used only to check messages. The city may not have an easy time convincing the desired clients to avail themselves of the service. A homeless man who hangs out near the Smithsonian says he doesn't need the service. "I already have voice mail right here," said the man who calls himself...
  • San Francisco startup offers homeless free voice mail

    04/14/2006 4:15:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 410+ views
    A project offering free voice mail to the homeless and poor to help them find jobs and stay in touch with family signed up 228 members during its launch. Project CARE started Thursday will be available in shelters around the city in the coming weeks. "It was a fairly easy service to offer since we already have built a high-end voice mail system for paying customers," said Craig Walker, chief executive of GrandCentral Communications. "So we thought, 'Hey, let's do some good with this.'" The startup company's paid voice mail product is scheduled to launch this summer, but access will...
  • Project hooks up homeless with voice mail accounts

    04/14/2006 4:43:03 AM PDT · by csvset · 20 replies · 370+ views
    SFGATE ^ | Thursday, April 13, 2006 | Kevin Fagan
    Ah, the modern age of telephone technology. It can work wonders, even if you don't have a phone. Or a table to put it on. Or a roof to sleep under. Simon and Kari Wollam learned that firsthand when they walked into Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Thursday after another night of being homeless in San Francisco, and in 10 minutes each had their first voice mail accounts in more years than they could remember. They still have no home. They still don't have telephones. But now at least, they said, they have a tool that could help them get...
  • Networking: E-mail is the 'new telephone'

    10/17/2005 2:02:11 PM PDT · by 2Jim_Brown · 11 replies · 627+ views
    UPI ^ | October 17, 2005 | UPI
    Ten years ago Mark J. Grossman's office was alive with the sound of ringing phones and chatter from account executives placing sales calls. "The prevailing sound today is 'click, click, click,'" said Grossman, who heads Grossman Strategies in Bohemia, N.Y. By Gene Koprowski

    05/17/2005 10:01:10 AM PDT · by JoeV1 · 42 replies · 9,881+ views
    This is the funniest voice mail I've ever heard. I guy is calling in to his workPlace to expalin he will be late when an accident occurs right in front of him. The rest is hilarious.
  • Operations Manager for Jack in the Box Voicemail Message VERY FUNNY audio recording

    04/22/2005 6:34:38 PM PDT · by Justice · 46 replies · 10,704+ views
    An operations manager for Jack in the Box was late for a meeting and called his boss to let him know he was running late. As the manager was leaving the voicemail message, he witnessed an accident and went on to provide a "play by play" account of the incident. This is the actual voicemail message. It was forwarded so many times within Jack in the Box that it crashed their voicemail server. Click Here For Audio
  • Rather Returns to 60 Minutes, Has "Howdy" & "Adios" Voice Mail(Help Rather Record V-M Greeting!)

    03/30/2005 7:26:57 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 428+ views
    Media Research ^ | March 30, 2005 | Brent Baker
    Just three weeks after his last night as anchor of the CBS Evening News, on Wednesday night Dan Rather will start his new job as a full-time correspondent on the Wednesday edition of 60 Minutes, the very program sullied by Rather's September hit piece on President Bush based on forged memos. Rather's first story: An interview with retired GE Chairman Jack Welch and his new wife. Rather hopes to boost the ratings of the 59th-ranked prime time program so CBS keeps it on the fall schedule and thus provide him with a job. Rather told the Philadelphia Inquirer's Gail Shister...
  • Vanity: Smart Beep Pager Company Going Out of Business?

    08/04/2004 1:47:59 PM PDT · by bd476 · 18 replies · 754+ views
    4 August 2004 | Self
    Just received a voice mail page from someone with Smart Beep announcing Smart Beep's planned business closure and cancellation of all Smart Beep pager services as of September 30, 2004. Then the voice mail message referred all Smart Beep customers to Metro Call Corporation, a company licensed in Virginia. The Metro Call customer service rep explained that Smart Beep had not given advance warning of the (generous) referral nor was Metro Call aware of Smart Beep's financial woes which Smart Beep says caused the upcoming business closure. Metro Call claimed they first became aware of the (generous) referral two days...
  • A Way Out of Automated Phone Hell

    02/10/2004 11:10:06 AM PST · by anymouse · 48 replies · 427+ views
    Wired ^ | Feb. 10, 2004 | Louise Knapp
    <p>Getting transferred from one automated message to another while stuck in a company's convoluted telephone system is enough to make even the most unflappable individual's blood boil.</p> <p>A solution that may prevent violence against handsets comes in the form of a new software program designed to detect callers' frustration and transfer them to a human operator.</p>
  • Putting Your Calls Into Context (Big Brother Alert!)

    01/30/2004 3:44:17 PM PST · by vannrox · 4 replies · 218+ views
    Wired News ^ | 02:00 AM Sep. 23, 2003 PT | Gardiner
    <p>Researchers are marrying the modest cell phone with accelerometers, skin sensors, GPS and a calendar to create a system that always knows where you are and what you are doing, thereby eliminating phone tag. By Debbi Gardiner.</p> <p>Incessant calling and voicemails might become a thing of the past.</p>
  • PHONE RECORDING VOICE DIES ("The number you have dialed has been disconnected...")

    07/28/2003 10:52:00 AM PDT · by mhking · 22 replies · 554+ views
    New York Post ^ | 7.28.03
    <p>July 28, 2003 -- Jane Barbe, whose voice was familiar to millions of telephone users across the country who ever dialed a wrong number or had to "Please listen to the following options" in a voice-mail system, died July 18 in Roswell, Ga., of complications from cancer. She was 74.</p>

    07/28/2003 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Hatteras · 33 replies · 478+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 7/28/03 | AP
    <p>July 28, 2003 -- Jane Barbe, whose voice was familiar to millions of telephone users across the country who ever dialed a wrong number or had to "Please listen to the following options" in a voice-mail system, died July 18 in Roswell, Ga., of complications from cancer. She was 74.</p>