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No More Voicemail app forces callers to text you; basically unphones phones

As a concept, voicemail just doesn’t have a place in today’s world. No More Voicemail is an app that aims to eliminate voicemails entirely.

Let’s face it, most of us hate voicemail. In the tech era, it seems like such an outmoded form of communication. From texts, to emails, to social media, to messaging apps, these days we have a plethora of other options to reach someone.


Rings until they give up

Today, you can deactivate your voicemail but you have to go through the hassle of calling your carrier and explaining you don’t want the service. When voicemail is turned off at the carrier level, some carriers just hang up the call when it should go to voicemail and some play a message that voicemail isn’t enabled. Neither of these options are a great experience for those trying to reach you.

No More Voicemail offers a different solution. Created by TelTech Systems, the app aims to eliminate voicemails entirely.

It does so by forwarding your calls to a phone number that continues to ring and ring until the caller hangs up.

You’re able to pick up calls normally. Only ignored or unanswered calls get sent to No More Voicemail’s endless ringing. These are the same calls that would usually get sent to your voicemail.

If it’s important, they will text you

Nate Kapitanski, TelTech’s partner on Special Projects, explained, “We think voicemail is a thing of the past and that it just makes life a little easier to never have to worry about checking and returning voicemails. If it’s important, people will text you or message you on one of the various messaging apps.”

As a concept, voicemail just doesn’t have a place in today’s world. Even companies are ditching the service. Both JP Morgan and Coca-Cola have done away with voicemail.

This trend is likely to continue. As we enter the new age of mobile device usage, shifting to texts, emails, or other messaging options may just be a part of doing business.

Supported by all major carriers

The voicemail app is available for both iOS and Android devices, and is supported on all the major carriers, including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and US Cellular. You can download it for free from the iTunes App Store and Google Play. 

Disable at any time

It’s fairly easy to set up No More Voicemail. While directions are slightly different between iPhone and Android, the idea is the same. Once you’ve downloaded and launched the app, you’ll enter in your email address. From there, on-screen instructions will guide you through the process. You’ll also be provided a phone number you’ll need to call to activate the call forwarding. If you don’t like the service, there’s an option to disable it at any time within the app.


Written By

Nichole earned a Master's in Sociology from Texas State University and has publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has spent her career in tech and advertising. Her writing interests include the intersection of tech and society. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Communication and Media Studies at Murdoch University.


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