word of the day: October 21, 2008
A prerecorded call that is sent to hundreds or thousands of telephone numbers. An automatic dialing computer goes through a targeted list of phone numbers.
Or: an individual call received.
political consultant says... We need to record a celebrity robocall, provision it, and hit our base at least ten weeks before early voting.
voter says... Damn, I came home to seven robocalls on my answering machine. And nothing from Match.com.
A form of cluetrain
-ignorant marketing in which an organization, often a political campaign, uses a machine to dial your phone number and leave a pre-recorded message, deliberately wasting your time and subjecting you to a dehumanizing experience in order to save the organization time and money.
"My representative doesn't let people send her personal emails without going through her website, but she loves to bombard the district with robocalls."
A prerecorded phone message sent to many unhappy phone owners to try and get people to buy some lame junk.
Common offenders of making a robocall are insurance companies and presidential candidates trying to get you to vote for them.
A call that someone's parents gets from their child's school saying that they have missed one or more classes.
"DAMN IT! Mama Hergnome intercepted my Robo-call, and now I can't go on any adventures to 7-11 during band until the situation cools off" said Ivon to the distraught Jeremy.