Post # 1
If you get a ‘missed call’ on your cell (so you clearly see who called) and they didn’t leave a message, do you call them back?
Or, if you don’t call them back, do you feel like you should?
I typically don’t return the call because I think it’s either an accidental dial or they needed something ‘right then’ and if I didn’t pick up, they don’t want a returned call.
I was chatting with another friend about this and she says she absolutely returns the missed called 100% of the time because caller ID of a missed call is equivalent to leaving a message.
So, hive- what say you? Do you treat a ‘missed call with no voicemail message’ the same way as a “hey, I called you – call me back”?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
I call back if I feel like talking haha… if not I’ll send a text and see what they wanted! 🙂
Post # 8
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
Oh if its a number I don’t recognize I never call back.
Post # 10
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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