When I got my iPhone I gave my older phone (a Blackjack) to Bug. She has been very responsible with her cell phone and thought I would reward her with a "fancier" phone. Fortunately the internet isn't working on it... all she can do is make/receive calls. She still thinks she is something else toting around a phone that has a QWERTY keyboard and can play music.
I was watching her using the phone the other day and noticed she had the voicemail icon on the screen. I mentioned it to her and guided her on how to pick up her voicemails.
She listened intently as the voice started telling her how many calls she hadn't picked up.
Her eyes got huge, she hung up the phone and started fussing at me.
B: "Mom! You didn't clear the voicemail before you gave me your phone and you have 800 messages!!"
M: "No way. I don't have that many people calling me -- how would there be 800 voicemails?"
(My brain: GOD... bill collectors have my cell phone number???")
I took the phone away from her, dialed into voicemail and held my breath waiting to listen to that many calls... instead what I got was:
"You have 8 unheard messages"
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