Now There’s an Idea

Me, in 2005:

What if your phone connected directly to your voice mailbox, using your screen to provide the information normally read to you? With a voice mail menu, you could see call information merged with your in-phone phonebook. Rather than hearing “Your callback number is 3..1..2..” you could see a list:

=Thursday 2:12p
Mom, Work  -  42s
=Wednesday 11:12a
Neff Cell - 1m12s

You could scroll up and down, highlight any message and choose “play” or “delete”. No need to navigate through voice-prompts and touchtones. See at a glance what it takes RoboGirl precious seconds to read out.

Apple iPhone, coming in 2007:
iPhone, shown on the voicemail menu

Visual Voicemail
An industry first, Visual Voicemail allows you to go directly to any of your messages without listening to the prior messages. So you can quickly select the messages that are most important to you.

Needless to say, I so want one.

3 Responses to “Now There’s an Idea”

  1. moogsy queefbone Says:

    Why is it again, that you aren’t working in this area.
    you always have good ideas.

    clever man.

  2. moogsy queefbone Says:

    Without the edit button, I have to say,
    replace the first “.” with a “?”

    Though a fairly rhetorical question, it still deserves a question mark.
    Oh, and it makes me cringe to keep looking at it.

  3. jsp Says:

    Hey I am e-mailing you right now!

Hit Me With It


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