[access-uk] BT Answer 1571 Linked Mobile Service - and, Can you circulate messages by phone?

  • From: "Ray's Home" <rays-home@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2005 09:31:59 -0000

Bt's 1571 has been able to link to your mobile number to alert you to 1571 
messages  for a little time now.   Bt have made turning on this service 
available via 1571 itself, and those having the service already should have got 
a message from BT telling them how to enable this feature, and its quite 
straight forward, all being done from the phone keypad.  (I'll put a link to 
more about this service at the end of this message, but that only describes how 
to do it via the internet.)

I wonder though, is there any service, landline or mobile, that gives you the 
option of leaving a message only, rather than waiting for the phone to be 
picked up first?  in other words, the option to leave a message and NOT have 
the call intercepted by the phone being answered.

I ask this because I've had the situation recently where an organisation has 
wanted to circulate its print impaired users with details of forthcoming 
election of officers.  Traditional arrangement is to record a short tape and 
circulate it.  What a fag!  Wouldn't it be so much easier to circulate the 
voice equivalent of an email via the phone?  That way you could much more 
effortlessly get to those people who don't have computers or access to email, 
and quite a few haven't got a computer still.

Here's the URL to the info I've tracked down about linking 1571 to your mobile:



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