Online jargon, also known as text message shorthand, used primarily in texting, online chat, instant messaging, email, blogs, and newsgroup postings, this term is used to describe a telephone message mailbox. Voice mail is the modern equivalent of an answering machine. It is also used to describe the automated voice system that many companies have implemented for incoming calls, the kind where an automated voice handles the directory.
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