Regardless of your feelings on voicemail (and I think I’ve made mine pretty clear), there are still times when leaving a message for someone is preferable to actually talking to them. (Think: checking in late afternoon with the boss, dealing with cantankerous clients, reaching someone you know is in a meeting, etc.)
So now there’s a way to get straight into someone’s voicemail without actually talking to them or having their phone ring. It’s called Slydial. Here’s how it works: Dial (267)759-3425. At the prompt, dial the person you want to reach. After you listen to a short ad, you can leave your message.
With the basic slydial service, you can call 267-SLYDIAL and place unlimited advertising-supported calls through the app for free. With a Premium slydial subscription, you can enjoy rapid connection to voicemail without the ads, as well as expanded features.
WHA IS SLYDIAL:
Slydial is a free voice messaging service that connects you directly to someone’s mobile voicemail. Slydial is a service of Mobile service.
WHAT’S IN THE NAME OF “SLYDIAL”？
While the word ‘sly’ can draw up connotations of being wily, crafty or mischievous (e.g. ‘sly like a fox’), it can also mean clever, resourceful and efficient. We created slydial for people who appreciate clever, resourceful and efficient methods of communication, whether they exist in everyday tasks, business interactions, matters of the heart or … clandestine operations.
WHY SHOULD USE SLYDIAL?
Anyone who is short on time, wants to avoid an awkward conversation, or doesn’t want to bother someone, but needs to leave them a voicemail. No matter where you are in the walk of life, be it a college coed, a working stiff, a soccer mom, or an empty nester, we guarantee you that there will be situations in your life everyday where slydial will be helpful to you.
DO YOU HAVE SLYDIAL APP?
Yes. Slydial has an app for the iPhone and the Android. The slydial app allows you to quickly connect to the number or contact of your choice without dialing the access number directly. The app also allows you to view your slydial history, account balance and contact the slydial Customer Care team. slydial works from any U.S. mobile phone number, excluding VoIP numbers.
HOW DOES SLYDIAL DIFFER FROM OTHER SERVICES?
Well to the best of our knowledge, there is no other service that does quite what slydial does. While some mobile phone carriers enable their users to reply to or send voicemails within their voicemail system, there are significant limitations. For example, voicemails can only be sent to users with the same carrier (e.g. Verizon) and more specifically only to users within a certain geographic area (e.g. New York metro). slydial connects you directly to the voicemail of any U.S. mobile user, regardless of their carrier or geographic location.
WHAT HAPPEN ONCE I PLACE A SLYDIAL CALL? WILL THEIR PHONE RING?
In most cases the person you’re slydialing simply receives a new voicemail alert a minute or so after you leave them a message. With some mobile phones, the recipient’s phone may emit an abbreviated “half ring” before going directly to voicemail. On occasion, with some mobile carriers, you may hear a ringing sound/tone while you are waiting to be connected to the recipient’s voicemail. This is not the recipient’s phone ringing; this is the recipient’s mobile carrier playing a ring tone while they attempt to locate the recipient.
DO I NEED TO SIGN UP FOR SLYDAIL IN ORDER TO USE IT?
No. We do not require you to sign up for the service in order to use it. Just dial 267-SLY-DIAL (267-759-3425) and you are ready to go. However, to enjoy advanced features including slydial apps for iPhone and Android smartphones, as well as rapid connection to voicemail with NO advertising, join slydial Premium. Learn more.
IS SLYDIAL REALLY FREE FOR THE USER?
Yes, we do not charge you anything to use the service. However, domestic long distance, cellular airtime minutes or additional data charges may apply. (So if you would normally get charged for calling a phone number with a “267” area code then you will get charged making a slydial call.)
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