View Full Version : answer system with voicemail?

06-02-2003, 10:21 AM
I want to get an answering machine/voice mail system to make our company seem more professional. Does anyone have a system, if so how much did you spend for it. I found a few one ebay, new, does anyone have any experience with anyof the ones on ebay? thanks



06-03-2003, 05:47 PM
Your local phone company usually has great answering systems that do exactly what that may do and more.

06-03-2003, 07:16 PM
Software program - TalkworksPro 3

Here is how my system is set up:

Phone rings twice-

Answering machine picks up and says "Thank you for calling Southern Lawn Care", then offers four choices-

1- "To have your call forwarded to Steve, press 1"
(If they press 1, a message comes on and says; "please wait while your call is transferred". They are put on hold and my computer calls my cell phone, when I answer my computer tells me that I have a call and press 1 to accept it. When I press one, the computer joins me with the caller and says; "call transfered"
This works great! You do need 3-way calling.

2- "To leave a message press 2"

3- "To send a fax press 3"

4- "To hear company information, and get our web address, press 4"

I don't really need "3" because my computer listens for fax tones when it answers, but what the heck.

06-04-2003, 08:57 AM
I use talking caller id you can have different messages for different people and block numbers you dont want getting through

The Green Way
06-04-2003, 11:37 AM
I use two things. The phone company voice mail and then call forwarding if I am out of the office and I can be reached with the cell.

06-05-2003, 12:34 AM
My phone number is a stand alone voice mail. It doesn't ring anywhere, just goes to vm. I can call and get the messages, as I do several times a day, and leave whatever messages to the customer I want. I don't have to worry about answering a phone, or taking every call. And I can ignore the messages I don't want to hear from. Has worked fine for 7 years.