Informational Voicemail box only

Is there a way without using IVR to have a voicemail box the plays a message only and does not take a message?

Try something like this:

exten => 99,1,Dial(SIP/somephone,15,r) exten => 99,2,Answer exten => 99,3,Playback(some_message) exten => 99,4,Hangup
If you don’t want to try and connect the call to somephone first, don’t include the first line.

some_message.gsm should be in the asterisk sounds directory.