They're Assholes, But They're Not Stupid
Every time I call someone who has a cell phone, and they don't answer, I hear their message followed by a message from the phone company. This second message is along the lines of:
"[Person] is not available right now. Please leave a message after the tone. When you have finished recording, you may hang up, or press pound for more options."
This message makes a lot of money for the cell providers. From David Pogue: "If Verizon's 70 million customers leave or check messages twice a weekday, Verizon rakes in about $620 million a year."
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