There are many advantages to calling someone and going straight to voicemail. For one thing, it can change the way you respond to a difficult situation. It also allows you to send full messages without having to talk on the phone. Plus, it can help you avoid awkwardness during a live conversation. You’ll also be able to skip a lot of work.

The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of reasons why you may have trouble getting a call through to your mobile phone. A few of the common culprits include poor coverage, a faulty SIM card or a do not disturb mode. If you can’t get through, you might want to try a different carrier. Some mobile providers even allow you to leave voicemail messages without having to contact the other party.

Another possible reason for a missed call is that your carrier’s settings are out of date. While this is a pretty big deal for some people, it can still be resolved by adjusting the ringer volume slider or restarting your device. Also, if you are on the same network as the person you are trying to reach, you may be able to use their service to make a call.

Sometimes the only thing you can do is wait for the person to call back. This can be tricky, especially when the person you are trying to reach isn’t available. However, if you do manage to find a time when the person is free, you can send them a text message. Or, if you have a Bluetooth connection, you can use that to send the message.

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Depending on the type of mobile phone you have, there are also a number of apps that can do all of the above. One of these is WhatCall. Not only can you leave a voicemail, but you can also receive a missed call text message.

While this may seem like a good idea at first, it can lead to some headaches. As with any app, you have to be careful with the ones you choose. Be sure to read user reviews. You don’t want to spend a dime on an app with a low rating.

In order to know whether or not the aforementioned phone number is sending you a valid message, you need to read the read receipts. These will show you which of the calls has been opened. Additionally, you can also test if the number is active. Once you do this, you can call it to get a fuller picture.

One of the best solutions is to call at a specific time. When everyone’s using their mobile phones, calling at a reasonable time is harder. However, you can get around this by scheduling a call. Alternatively, you can also try blocking your phone’s incoming calls. If you don’t have a Do Not Disturb function, you can use your carrier’s app to block incoming calls.

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The old standby of calling at off hours is also a viable solution. Most people won’t be available if you are calling during business hours. So, if you have a friend, relative or colleague in an area where there is no cell signal, you can pick up an email or texts, but you won’t have access to your mobile phone.