What does “straight to voice mail” mean to you?
I over heard part of a conversation:
A: It went straight to voice mail.
B: Oh? How many time did it ring?
A: 3 or 4
B: Huh, that’s weird.
I would only say say straight to voice mail if it didn’t ring at all. I would guess the phone was probably off or had no reception. I would say it went to voice mail if it rang a number of times, no one answered, and then it went to voice mail.
In the conversation I overheard, I am assuming that whoever A was calling saw it was him and sent the call to voice mail instead of answering it because I think phones usually ring more than 3 or 4 times before going to voice mail, but I’m not sure.