If it has been more than a month since I’ve last checked my cell phone’s voicemail, the phone will force me to go through all of my saved messages before I can get to new voicemail. It’s a really annoying feature, but it does get me to make sure that my saved messages are really worth keeping since I have to reaffirm the save or delete the message.
As I was going through this process this morning, I realized that the oldest message I’ve kept – a message from a friend that makes me laugh every time I hear it – is from December 2007. This struck me as being really old for voicemail, but maybe other people have kept their gems, too, so I figured I’d ask.
For the record, I’ve also got several messages from 2010 when my now-wife and I first started dating. Generally some combination of funny and “aww!” Good stuff!