People Are Saying Changing Your Voicemail Could Save Your Life If You're Lost — They're Wrong, And Here's What You Should Do Instead
FYI: Changing your voicemail message still requires cell service.
A viral post advising lost hikers to change their voicemail message has been making the rounds on social media — but rescuers say it's bad advice.
The post, which has been shared thousands of times across Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, encourages lost hikers without service to change their voicemails to include information about their location, their situation, the time, and the date.
While this seems like a sound suggestion, police and rescue departments across the country are saying the action could do more harm than good.