What is more clear about, "To page this person, press five now. At the tone, please record your message. When you are finished, you may hang up, or press one for more options. 'Hi, I'm unable to answer the phone right now, but if you leave a message after the beep, I'll call you as soon as I can.'" than "Hi, I'm unable to answer the phone..."?
Are there millions of people paging other people? (On their cellphones that have caller ID and TELL YOU THAT YOU HAVE MISSED CALLS.) And how many people press 1 for more options? Would you say there are more, or less, that press '1', than press the secret key (usually '#') to skip the operator messages?
The messages, while not swindling, are an annoyance to anybody that has operated a phone in the last 20 years.
I say get rid of them. For my sanity, at least.