Ever wonder if people are actually brave enough to save a strange, possibly rude, and funny voicemail greeting? Well, they really can be! Whether it is for personal or business reasons, custom voicemail greetings can be a fun addition to the caller experience.
Why is it Important to Have a Custom Voicemail Greeting?
A voicemail greeting adds a bit of flavor to the mundane activity of leaving a voicemail. In fact, it can become a space for fun and weirdness and also a way to showcase your personality. This is true even for businesses having voicemail greetings. Cloud-based phone service providers offering business phone numbers will let you add a custom voicemail greeting to personalize your business. Here too, you can create one that is either serious or that matches your business’ quirky personality. Let’s look at some brilliant ideas for ridiculous voicemail greetings that can make for a prankster’s paradise.
- The Celebrity Greeting
Hello! If you are [insert celebrity crush or famous person], call my personal line. You know what number that is. Wink wink.
The President is not in the office. Leave your name and number and he will think about calling you back.
- The “I’m Busy But I’ll Call Back” Greeting
Thank you for calling [insert business name], we are unavailable at the moment right now, probably trying to finish your project. Give us a few minutes or hours, and we’ll get back to you.
Here I am putting out fires and saving the nerve, and you have the nerve to call me now? I need to take some time and think about whether you deserve a call back.
I’m really busy right now, doing things you cannot even fathom. But I promise I won’t forget you. No matter how high I rise, I will call you back.
Sorry if we missed your call. It’s that kind of day, but please leave your details and we will call back. Pinky promise.
Sorry, I’m unavailable right now. But leave your contact details and I will call you back, maybe, probably, surely, definitely? Eventually? Well, we’ll see.
- The Musical Greetings
(To the tune of Barney the Dinosaur’s “I Love You”) I called you, you called me, we are a calling family, apparently. Leave a message!
(To the tune of Queen’s “We Will Rock You”) We will, we will, call you back (make foot-stomping and clapping sounds).
(To the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”) Hey, I missed your call. I have been busy. But leave your name and number and I will call you, maybe.
- The Millennial Greeting
We don’t call anymore, text.
Seriously? You’re calling, again?
Can everything you have to say be condensed in a text message?
Hello, this is [insert name]. If you are hearing this, it’s not because I am busy, I just don’t want to talk to you. I see your name on my phone screen, waiting to be answered. Who has the power now, eh?
- The Serious Greeting
I’m going into hibernation for a few months. For more updates, check my Facebook page.
Hello, to reach the person you are calling, please say the password. You know, the one you guys decided on 7 years ago? Yes, that one. We’re waiting.
Sorry, we at [insert company name] have missed your call. Please leave your name and number and we will call back as soon as possible. Losing your business will make us very very very sad.
Hello, I am currently tied up with something. Figuratively, not literally, ya dirty mind! Leave your deets and I’ll call back.
Hey there, I’m totally available right now but my phone is winning at our hide and seek game. Leave a message and I’ll tell you who won eventually.
Hey, can’t talk now. You know what to do. *beep*