I wish I could leave a message saying "This phone does not accept voice calls. Please text or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org."
It's not that I'm incapable of answering the phone. I just hate to be startled by the blasted thing going off and I dislike talking on the phone because I'm always flustered and afraid of saying the wrong thing because (a) I've been startled already so I'm unstable and (b) I don't get time to think.
@irina This should be a thing. I was going to say “send all calls to voicemail”, but then people might actually _leave voicemail_.
@irina On second thought, if you contact your carrier’s customer support, they can probably block all incoming calls for you. But not with the custom message.
@ArntRJohansen I have a prepaid phone (precisely because I don't make a lot of calls). I think I'll have to do it by hand, per number.
@irina I don't see why you can't. Customise your voicemail message to say that, then set your phone to "Do not disturb" - the "priority only" option looks like it lets you customise it to receive texts but not voice.
Occasionally someone will probably leave a voicemail message instead of text/email because of their own preferences/requirements, but you'll get the text notification of that and can deal with it in your own time.
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