Help me find a call answering service.
September 4, 2007 3:55 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have any experience or can recommend a live call answering service? Scads of details inside.
posted by LongDrive to Technology (1 answer total)
It took alot of will power not to title this post 'Temporary Secretary'...
Anyway, I am a small business owner located in Australia that primarily deals with international clients in Europe and North America. I have two international Skype IN numbers that I forward to my Australian mobile when I am out of the office.
I am going overseas for six weeks to promote my business, and the thought of new business calls going to voicemail leaves me a bit uneasy. I thought I could get my Skype IN numbers forwarded to some sort of Answering Service that could take my calls, but this is sort of a new thing for me, and am not familiar with the options out there.
Basically I am looking for a service where when someone dials either of my Skype numbers, it will go to a real person who answers with my company name and greeting, and will take messages that I can collect somehow. Ideally I would like to use a service based in a country where Skype has hardware (ie, not Australia, as call quality is pretty poor), and has no ongoing contracts (as I will only need this service for 5-6 weeks, but possibly ongoing), and would have 24/7 availability.
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