(Closed) Do you return “missed calls” with no message left?

posted 7 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: If you got a 'missed call' with no message from someone, do you typically call them back?
    Yes - I want to see what they wanted, even though they didn't leave a message : (32 votes)
    21 %
    No - I figure if they wanted me to call back they would have left a message or text saying so : (105 votes)
    70 %
    Other : (13 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I hate talking on the phone and everyone who knows me knows that, so no I don’t return missed calls. But I will usually send the person a text to see if it was something important. A lot of people I know don’t listen to VM at all, they just call back, so I think that’s why some people don’t leave messages or treat missed calls as messages.

    Post # 4
    5219 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t return unless they leave a message OR I already know why they called ( mom called & I was busy but I know she wanted wedding talk type of thing)

    Post # 5
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I call it back because my friends know I hate messages and dont listen them until they pile up. They dont leave messages

    I figure they would not have called me unless they wanted to talk to me, even if a hello, so I call it back. They know now to only leave a message unless its a real message “Hey, So and So had a baby we didnt know about.”

    Post # 6
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    If it’s my mom or brother I call back, because they usually dont call unless its something important. Other than that I need a voice message to call someone back-I hate talking on the phone!

    Post # 7
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I call back if I feel like talking haha… if not I’ll send a text and see what they wanted! 🙂

    Post # 8
    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    No, I figure it’s a wrong number or spam/political call. If they want me to call them back, leave me a message and tell me so!

    Post # 9
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013


    Oh if its a number I don’t recognize I never call back.

    Post # 10
    2362 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    @lefeymw:  Me too! I am not a huge fan of voicemail, and most people are just calling to chat, or have something specific, so 99% of the time, I will call back if they don’t leave a message.  I do like getting messages on my answering machine at home though, that makes me feel old school – something about having a landline makes it feel more permanent and like home as I remember it as a kid!  I’ve had a landline since my junior year in college when I moved into my own apt off campus, so maybe I just love my landline :).  When we’re home – that’s the phone of choice!

    Post # 11
    574 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    It depends.  

    Darling Husband and I have a ‘voicemail is for emergencies’ policy.  So, if he calls me without leaving a voicemail, I don’t return his call – I just text him.  If it’s a number I don’t recognize, I never call back.  If it’s anyone else that I know, I will call back or text back.

    Post # 12
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I hate listening to messages and my friends and family know that.  They know that if the message is just “call me back” not to leave it.  So I always call back a missed call without a message.

    On the flip side, I never leave a message unless I have something substantive to say besides “call me back”

    Post # 13
    7777 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t unless they leave a message or I know who the person is. If it’s a friend or Darling Husband or someone, I’ll call back and find out why they’re bugging me.

    Post # 14
    13290 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nope, I barely return calls when they do leave a message! I hate phone calls…anyone who knows me knows they should email me to reach me if they actually want a response!

    Post # 15
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    It depends: my friends and family know I rarely listen to messages, so a lot of them don’t bother. So if it’s someone I know I’ll call back.

    If it’s a number I don’t know, I won’t call back if there’s no message. I figure if it’s important they’ll call back.

    So numbers I know, yes, numbers I don’t know, no. 

    Post # 16
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Depends who it is. If it is someone I know they usually wont leave a message unless it is really inportant. then I listen and call back. Me and Fiance never leave messages unless it is really inportant or something it wrong. If someone calls that I dont know and dosent leave a message usually I google it to see who it is then decide if I wanna call back. If I cant figure out who it is I dont call back unless there is a VM

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