Allow me to make your day.
Recently I had to call customer service, and when my problem was resolved I got the all but rhetorical, “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
“Well,” I said, expecting nothing to come of it, “I really hate this new voicemail. You have to listen to old messages before new ones and you can’t delete anything until the end.”
Then, gentle readers, the whole world changed.
“Why don’t you use 77?”
Yep, there’s a whole slew of new key prompts that come with the (still sucky) new voicemail:
This is posted on the Cingular site and is very hard to read. Let me run it down for you:
3 FAST FORWARD
4 Play it Slower
6 PLAY IT FASTER
8 Normal (?)
# Skip (won’t work with “last call” messages they insist on playing prior to deletion)
… And 77, which DELETES THE MESSAGE RIGHT THIS SECOND. I’ve scoured the Cingular website but find no mention of this, the most important key command of all time. But here it is, I freely give it to you.
You may begin work on the temple to me now.