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This Could Kill Voicemail Once and for All

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Johnny Greig—Alamy

It's an app called No More Voicemail

In a world where we can easily reach one another through texts, emails, and social media messages, leaving a voicemail can seem archaic and unnecessary. That’s why TelTech Systems created an app that aims to eliminate voicemails entirely.

The free app, called No More Voicemail, forwards your calls to a phone number that continues to ring until the caller hangs up.

There are plenty of other iPhone and Android apps that enable call forwarding, but most of them are aimed at those who manage more than one phone for professional purposes. Many of these apps also require you to choose a phone number that your calls should be forwarded to.

The goal behind TelTech Systems’ app is to make it easier to get rid of your phone’s voicemail functionality without having to call your carrier. There’s also an option to disable the service at any time within the app.

Setting up No More Voicemail is simple enough: Launch the app, enter your email address, and follow the on-screen instructions. The directions vary slightly between iPhone and Android but the idea is the same — call a phone number set up by TelTech Systems to activate call forwarding.

This worked perfectly on iPhone the first time I tried it. After calling the phone number No More Voicemail listed in its app, the call that I made to my iPhone rang incessantly and never reached my voicemail. I initially had some trouble getting No More Voicemail set up on Android, but after a recent update the app seems to be working smoothly. Now that the app has been updated, the setup process is actually easier on Android than it is on the iPhone. Tapping a button within the No More Voicemail app calls the activation number for you, so you don’t have to exit the app and manually dial it like you would on the iPhone.

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