How to Go Straight to Someone's Voicemail

If you're busy and don't have time to talk or you simply don't care to speak to the person you're calling, a direct dial to the person's cellular phone voice mail is the perfect solution. Even if you're not on the same network, you can utilize a service that will allow you to skip over the inconvenience, awkwardness or even the unpleasantness that a person-to-person phone call can subject you to.

Outside Your Calling Network

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Dial the access number for a service such as Slydial or Voicedrop. These types of services are free if you don't mind listening to an advertisement or two before you make connection with the voice mail account you're trying to reach.

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Follow the prompts, which include inputting the phone number you are trying to reach. Wait for the voice mail to be connected.

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Leave your voice message for the person and hang up when you are finished speaking. The recipient will receive a notification on his phone that he has a message, but his phone will never ring.

Inside Your Calling Network

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Look up the voice mail access number for the carrier to which the phone number belongs.

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Dial the voice mail access number and follow the prompts, including entering the person's phone number.

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Leave a voice message for the person and hang up. The person will receive a message notification on his phone.