நீங்கள் யாருக்காவது தொலைபேசி அழைப்பு விடும்போது அவர்கள் அவர்களால் பதில் சொல்லப்படாதவிடத்து தொலைபேசியில் பதிவு செய்யப்பட்ட ஒலி உங்களுக்கு பதில் கூறும். பொதுவாக தகவல் பதிவு செய்யும் படியே அது கூறும். ஆனால் சில விநோதமான ஒலிப்பதிவுகள் சில:
Sorry I can’t get to the phone right now because my girlfriend and I are doing our favorite thing together. Personally I like doing it up and down, while she likes doing it side-to-side r-e-a-l slow... So I’ll get back to you when we finish brushing our teeth.
Hi! John's answering machine is broken. This is his refrigerator. Please speak very slowly and I'll stick your message to myself with one of these magnets.
Hi. This is John: If you are the phone company, I already sent the money. If you are my parents, please send money. If you are my financial aid institution, you didn't lend me enough money. If you are my friends, you owe me money. If you are a female, don't worry, I have plenty of money.
This is not an answering machine this is a telepathic thought-recording device. After the tone, think about your name, your reason for calling, and a number where I can reach you, and I'll think about returning your call.
Hello. I'm home right now but cannot find the phone. Please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as I find it.
Hi, I'm not home right now, but my answering machine is, so you can talk to it instead. Wait for the beep.
You're growing tired. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You feel very sleepy now. You are gradually losing your willpower and your ability to resist suggestions. When you hear the tone you will feel helplessly compelled to leave your name, number, and a message.
Greetings, you have reached the Sixth Sense Detective Agency. We know who you are and what you want, so at the sound of the tone, please hang up.
Please leave a message as soon as possible and I'll get back to you at the sound of the tone.