Jamie Todd Rubin:
I find voicemail to be a cumbersome, awkward tool that is no longer particularly convenient either for me, or the person trying to reach me. These days, a text message or email message is likely to get a much faster response.
Leaving a voicemail is easily the least effective way to get in touch with me. Many of those who call me often have caught on to this and typically shoot a text message my way if I don't answer.
Unfortunately, getting rid of voicemail completely isn't a viable option for me. Maybe someday...