Here are some instructions on how to take back the beep on your cell phone voicemail. It's a bit more complicated on some providers than others.

We've also included information on how to contact each provider and tell them what you think!

T-MOBILE

If you know that the person you are leaving a voicemail for is a T-Mobile customer, you can just hit the # button to skip right to the beep.

CONTACT T-MOBILE: go to http://bit.ly/2rKy0u

SPRINT

Sprint customers are able to easily turn off the voicemail instructions as well as do a few other things to customize their voice mail experience. Customers can find instructions for doing this at www.sprint.com/takebackthebeep

To turn off caller instructions:

> Dial into your voicemail account
> Select 3 for personal options
> Select 2 for greetings
> Select 1 for main greeting
> Select 3 for add or remove caller instructions
> Then press 2 for do not play instructions

CONTACT SPRINT: go to www.sprint.com/takebackthebeep

AT&T

AT&T iPhone customers already have the pre-recorded instructions disabled. This was a deal that was worked out by Apple when they signed their exclusivity agreement with AT&T.

For non-iPhone AT&T customers, you can only disable PART of the message (the portion that allows callers to page you. Here's how:

> Call your voicemail
> Go to personal options
> Go to administrative options
> Select "cut through paging"
> Select off

CONTACT AT&T: Send an e-mail to customerissues@attnews.us

VERIZON

Verizon has not published instructions on taking back the beep, however; based on other blogs, here is the best way to go about it:

> Dial into your voicemail main menu:
> Personal options
> Administrative options
> General options
Then you will have these three options:
> Auto Play On or Off
> Call Back Number Prompt On or Off
> Rapid Prompt or Standard Prompt

CONTACT VERIZON: go to http://bit.ly/FJncH