How to Send a Song to Someone's Voicemail

By Pat Smith

Sending audio is a fun feature on cell phones.
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Sending a song to someone's voicemail lets them listen to it whenever they want, and in some cases save it to their phone. It can also be a way of personalizing a voice message. Google Talk is a free service for sending music and other audio to voicemail. You can also record the song directly while you're leaving a voicemail.

Sign up for Google Talk. If you have a gmail account, you can sign up immediately (see References). If you have a computer with a built-in or external microphone, you can also leave a voicemail with your computer even if you don't have your phone with you.

Call a friend, either with your computer microphone or with your phone. You now have two options. You can play a piece of music on your computer or other music player speakers, and have it in the background while you talk over it to leave a voicemail.

Go to "Make a call" on Google Talk in the top left menu, and type in your friend's phone number. To attach an audio file, click "attach file" and find the file on your computer. This will send the music file to your friend's voicemail when you click "Call." Wait for the call to connect and go to voicemail, then hang up; the file will have sent already.