Sunday, February 8, 2009

Want to avoid an awkward conversation? Here's how!

We've all been there: you really need to call someone back but you know the conversation is going to be uncomfortable. Maybe you've waited until the wee hours of the morning to call, desperately hoping to get their voicemail so you didn't have to deal with the person directly or desperately tried to find their carriers voicemail backdoor so you could call directly into their voicemail.

Maybe you've wanted to get some information to a friend or business associate but didn't want to get caught in a long, drawn out conversation when a quick 30 second voicemail would be enough.

Problem solved: Enter SlyDial!

SlyDial is a free, ad-supported service that launched last July that allows you to call just about any mobile phone and be connected directly to voicemail without any fear of getting that person live. It doesn't ring the phone, it doesn't disturb the person at all. The only trace you've called at all is a voicemail notification and the sound of your smooth, sexy voice, giving the illusion of a real attempt at communication.

I've been using SlyDial since shortly after it launched and I have to say it often saves the day. I can't count the number of times I've been able to avoid those long, useless, conversations and get information to someone quickly and efficiently. SlyDial is a god-send, really.

Check out the video above for a real-life demo of the SlyDial service. Then, check out the SlyDial website and try the service out. Once you do, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

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