Who could ever tell that I once knew nothing about computers, mobiles and the latest technology?
I have always considered myself a “dinosaur” when it comes to technology..…but I have learnt a few things along the way.
My latest lesson is about my beloved iPhone. I love this machine and don’t know what I have ever done without it but I have decided I want to be buried with it! …just in case (You never know) …. all with a full battery and my ever so unique ring tone: “hello, are you there?” which I am sure you have heard if you have ever been in my company.
Here is my lesson I am about to teach you!
When a call comes through and you are busy talking with someone or in a meeting or just don’t want to answer the call right then, all you need to do is just look at your phone and beside the words “answer or end” there is a picture of a phone.
Well, hold down the picture and scroll it up and it will give you a couple of choices to do with the call:
But choose “answer with a message” and it will come up with a couple more choices and you go for the first one that says: “Can’t answer right now, will call you later!” and it will send them a text with that message and also go through to voice mail so they can leave a message too.
You can add your own text but this choice is a beauty!
- First of all you don’t lose the customer or annoy/upset someone for not answering.
- Second, the customer is impressed by the quick response and friends and family know your busy.
- Third, the customer, friend or family can leave a message on the voice mail or just reply to your text.
The only thing is, if it is a landline or a blocked/barred number there is no deal because you can’t text back to them.
iPhone may have to come up with something else. But you will be in contact with at least 90%+ of your calls.
Other smart phones may have the same type of thing but you have to discover how to do it which may take time but it’s so easy with the iPhone.
I teach this new trick every day to at least 1 person and I have never met anyone who knew about it except for one of my client’s that is an expert on mobiles just like my son Merv, who first taught me.
Try it out the next time you can’t take a call, you will think it is cool too, just like me!