There are times when you want to send someone straight to voicemail. Perhaps you have some bad news to share or simply don’t have the time for a phone call. The old process of calling someone up, letting them ring for a bit and then delivering your message can be awkward and inefficient. But what if there was another way? Depending on how you do it and what mobile carrier you use, you may be able to skip the ring and go straight to the person’s voicemail.
Some mobile carriers such as AT&T and Verizon allow you to do just that. This is called a direct voicemail and the process varies between service providers and phones that use iOS or Android. Other methods that you can use to leave a voicemail without calling include using specific apps, RVM software and VoIP services.
To send a call directly to someone’s voicemail on an iPhone, you can do the following:
To use this feature, first launch the slydial app and log in with your account or sigh up for a new one. Then select a contact from your list or enter the phone number of the person you wish to call. The slydial app will then connect you to the recipient’s voicemail directly and record your message for them. Once the recording is done, you will receive a confirmation message on your phone that the message was sent. You can also purchase a premium slydial account to enjoy additional features such as skipping ads, dialing by the contact name and approaching up to 10 contacts at once.