Slydial voice messaging service will connect you directly to the voicemail of the person you're trying to call. (As if text messaging hasn't already made phone communication impersonal enough!)
Slydial offers a few scenarios where its product could prove particularly helpful:
"You go to a week long convention for work in Las Vegas and blow $5,000 the first night at the roulette table. You need to call your wife and tell her why she should hold off on making the monthly mortgage payment. Her voicemail will be much more understanding than she will."
"You just remembered that it is your friend's birthday. You want to call her but it is really late and you don't know if she is still up. Don't take the chance that you might awake her from her beauty sleep. Instead just leave her a sweet voicemail."
"You just partied hard last night and going to work is just not on your radar today. You dread having to call your boss and answering any awkward questions he may have. Instead just leave him a simple voicemail letting him know that you won't be coming into work today."
Slydial is a free application for iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. You can also use it by calling (267) 759-3425 and following the prompts.