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by Cyjon Posted 9th Mar 2007 at 10:14 PM - Updated 16th Sep 2008 at 5:55 PM by Cyjon : Uploaded Apartment Life compatible version
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*** UPDATE 9/16/08 ***
Uploaded version compatible with Apartment Life - thanks to Qwigqwag for the resources I needed. Removed unsupported languages, making the package smaller.

*** UPDATE 7/26/08 ***
Added Danish translations provided SofieAmalie

*** UPDATE 4/10/08 ***

Added Italian translations provided by raffo89 and fixed a typo in the Spanish version.

*** UPDATE 3/19/08 ***

Yeesh, three updates in 4 days! This time I'm adding Russian translations.

*** UPDATE 3/18/08 ***

Uploaded a new version that adds Dutch translations provided by moonslave. No need to re-download unless you want the Dutch.

*** UPDATE 03/15/08 ***

I just verified that this mod works as-is with Free Time. No need to re-download if you have the BV version.

*** UPDATE 01/26/08 ***

Thanks to Sulphur this has now been updated for use with Bon Voyage. There is now only one version and it works will everything from base game only through Bon Voyage.

*** UPDATE 7/22/07 ***

Thanks to carnifinda I've added French translations to all three versions. I also compressed the packages so they are 85% smaller than before.

*** UPDATE 4/7/07 ***

All versions have been updated with Spanish translations (thank you, sebigut119). I realized that I had put the German translations only in the NL version, so I updated the other two versions to include them. No need to re-download unless you want the additional languages.

*** UPDATE 4/4/07 ***

With the help of silverdreams, this mod has now been updated for Pets and Seasons! The -NL version works for any combination of expansions from Nightlife through Seasons.

With xZise's help it also includes German translations. I'm still looking for anyone who can update the strings I need in other languages.

This time for sure!

There are now three versions: one for the base game, one for University, and one for Nightlife or OFB. I've tested both the base and NL/OFB versions and they definitely work.

There is no plan to update this for Pets or Seasons as I don't own those expansions.

*** UPDATE ***
I've removed the original version and added two new versions.

"NicerPhoneMessages-base" works with the base game and University. "NicerPhoneMessages-NL" works with Nightlife or OFB. The "NL" version is exactly the same as the "OFB" version I had posted before, so you don't need to re-download if you have OFB or NL.

Sorry, still no version for Pets or Seasons


This mod replaces the pointlessly nasty telephone messages with more courteous ones. It also adds the feature that when the sim you are calling isn't home because of work or school, it will tell you when they will return.

Apartment Life added a third reason people aren't home but since I don't have that EP I don't know what that is. You will get a "You've reached my answering machine..." message with no time in that case.

INSTALLATION: Unzip it and put the package file in your Downloads directory or any subdirectory under Downloads

COMPATIBILITY: Works with all versions from the base game through Apartment Life.

LANGUAGES SUPPORTED: English, English (UK), German, Spanish, French, Dutch, Russian

KNOWN BUGS & CONFLICTS: None. Definitely works with Pescado's phonehack.

Please don't post this mod anywhere except MTS2. You are welcome to use my work in your own mods as long as you give me credit.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Origin (Ultimate Collection): Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims™ 2 Ultimate Collection\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows Vista/7/8/10: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Non-Origin, Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads
  • Mac x64: /Library/Containers/com.aspyr.sims2.appstore/Data/Library/Application Support/Aspyr/The Sims 2/Downloads
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Field Researcher
#126 Old 8th Jun 2009 at 10:55 PM
Field Researcher
#127 Old 18th Oct 2011 at 2:49 PM
I'm really late to this download - I don't know why it took me so long because I dislike the original messages so much. Thankyou! :-)
Mad Poster
#128 Old 20th Mar 2012 at 4:52 PM
Very useful idea! I've gotten some messages that I'd expect from someone like Loki beaker, even when a NICE sim answers.
Test Subject
#129 Old 26th Oct 2013 at 2:32 AM
I love this. Thank you!
Test Subject
#130 Old 4th Aug 2014 at 3:34 PM
I'd love to add Norwegian translation, if this is still being added translations to E-mail with whatever needs to be translated and I'll have it done in a jiffy :D
Lab Assistant
#131 Old 25th Sep 2014 at 2:27 AM
This will be so helpful! Thanks.
Forum Resident
#132 Old 20th Oct 2014 at 3:48 AM
I've been using this mod for months now. I so glad I don't have to refer to my sims' career notes to know when I can call someone! Thank you very much
#133 Old 29th Dec 2014 at 1:16 PM
Were they trying to be funny with the rude rejections?

Oh, geez, nope, I'm busy with a Baked Alaska! (Shove that Baked Alaska where the sun don't shine and come to my place!)
I'd rather play Myshuno with a pack of llamas than come over! (No! You're gonna hate it! Come to my place and have fun!)

My reaction to any of their rude "funny" rejections:
Test Subject
#134 Old 11th Aug 2018 at 11:39 AM
great, but I need a Swedish version (
Lab Assistant
#135 Old 16th Jun 2020 at 11:18 PM Last edited by BellaDovah : 16th Jun 2020 at 11:48 PM.
I love the idea of this mod but I'm having an issue where instead of telling me the time to call back after, it says $TimeLocal:1. The only conflict that the HCDU detected was with piqiwi's Holiday mod. I've made this mod load after Holildays by putting a z in front but I'm not willing to get rid of the Holidays mod! Is there any way I could make these two wonderful mods compatible?
Test Subject
#136 Old 29th Jul 2021 at 1:00 PM
Hey, I made polish translation for this mod, it's available here:
Test Subject
29th Jul 2021 at 1:02 PM
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Test Subject
#137 Old 30th Jul 2021 at 9:04 AM
is it compatible with "Mansion and Garden stuff"?
Test Subject
#138 Old 30th Jul 2021 at 6:17 PM
Originally Posted by simmester
is it compatible with "Mansion and Garden stuff"?

You mean if you have the base game and this expencion pack? Yes it should work :>
Mad Poster
#139 Old 30th Jul 2021 at 6:44 PM
Originally Posted by simmester
is it compatible with "Mansion and Garden stuff"?

I would think this was, but I use BO's Phone Make-over instead which includes this functionality and I can confirm that BO's mod is compatible w the full game including M&G.
Originally Posted by BoilingOil
This mod should be compatible with ALL game versions, regardless of EPs/SPs installed.
Test Subject
#140 Old 31st Jul 2021 at 2:03 AM Last edited by simdd12 : 31st Jul 2021 at 6:00 PM.
This is better than those nasty messages. I don't know why it was like that.
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