Pogue claims some success with Take Back the Beep campaign

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For the past few weeks New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has been urging readers to complain to Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T about voice mail instructions that consumers hear when they leave messages or retrieve their own.

The 15-second message amount to theft of customers money and time, according to Pogue.

The campaign is beginning to work.

2 Responses to “Pogue claims some success with Take Back the Beep campaign”

  1. Judy says:

    Jon, do you and your on-air guest not know that in most cases if the #1 key is pushed on your phone during that annoying pre-beep message it will bypass and go directly to the beep?? You would do your listeners and the world a great service by sharing this little trick!!

  2. Nick says:

    Great bit this morning!

    With AT&T you need to push the ‘2’ button to bypass the voicemail. Some carriers still don’t allow a bypass (Trust me, I try pressing 1 or 2 everytime I leave a voicemail). Checking voicemail is now the irritating part. The prerecorded messages says “you have x unhear message(s), 1st unheard message.” Why doesn’t it just play the message(s)? Who cares how many you have.