Ever been stumped what to say when recording a voicemail? Played your message back and not liked what you’ve heard? Or finally got it right, only for your ‘friends’ to make you laugh before you get to the end? Well, good news! You’ll soon be able to say goodbye – loudly – to tricky voicemail recording problems. Buy a HTC Windows Phone 8 phone from O2 and national treasure Brian Blessed will sort it for you.

Brian Blessed said “I’m thrilled to be involved, I hope to be a bit cheeky with my voicemail messages, and leave the caller amused, confused and generally bewildered.”
Living legend Brian Blessed

The first 100 of you who buy either a new Windows Phone 8S by HTC or Windows Phone 8X by HTC from O2 between Monday 28th January and Monday 4th February and tweet @O2 using hashtag #brianmail will get a personalised voicemail recorded by Prince Vultan himself, Brian Blessed. Brian, who’s taking time out from DIVE-ing and discovering Gordon isn’t dead, will be creating completely individual messages based on your name and your interests, meaning no two messages will be alike.

And, once the messages have been recorded, they’ll be transferred directly onto your voicemail in high quality – no pressing a phone up against a speaker. You’ll even get the recording by email too.


The offer is available for a week from 00:01 Monday 28 January to 00:01 Monday 4 February. To enter, buy a Windows Phone 8X by HTC or Windows Phone 8S by HTC from an O2 store, over the phone or online then tweet @O2 using #brianmail to let us know you’ve purchased the phone. Our Twitter team will then do a couple of checks, including proof of purchase checks, and if you’re successful will be in touch with next steps.

Voicemails will be recorded in March to allow for the 14 day cooling off period to elapse – grab your HTC now for a chance to get yours! For full terms and conditions, see our separate post at http://o2-news.staging.repubdev.com/2013/01/23/brian-blessed-tsandcs/.

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