Why getting a voicemail number is good for your business

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Benefits of a voicemail number
When you're deciding what telephony functions you wish to incorporate in your business
telephone system, then perhaps you've come across an option for a voicemail number. You
might even have encountered or actually have this type of function in your house or personal
mobile phone line. You know that it is like an answering machine embedded in your telephone,
but is it really as simple as that? If you are thinking about getting one for your business, will you
be capable of getting more out of voice mail than a simple answering service?
The answer is: yes.
What you've got to know about voicemail is that it isn't merely a routed call when you couldn't
pick up the telephone. It is actually a way to send and store audible messages that you can listen
to at a later date. This can free up some of your time for taking calls that are more urgent and just
go through your messages at the end of the day.
The fast pace and stress of your work day might overwhelm you at some point and you might be
fielding calls the whole day. If you have a voicemail account, people can opt to contact it instead
of leaving a text message. Take note that if the caller is transferred to your voicemail or calls
your voicemail on purpose, they may be not calling you but merely transmitting data. This is the
reason why voicemail is cheaper than a regular call.
Should you subscribe to a voicemail number, you'll get the following:
1. A notification system to let you know if there are any pending messages that haven't been
screened or heard. Notifying you may be done via flashing lights on an answering machine or
notes on your phone screen.
2. Your telephone device will be able to get, store and manage audio messages. Regardless of
whether you have a basic landline phone, a mobile phone or an entire telephone system, your
voicemail will function.
3. The delivery mechanism. This may be via your normal PSTN telephone network or via the
more sophisticated VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol service.
Voicemail options are generally present in any phone company's services. If you have a PBX or
private branch exchange in place, you may want to give each branch a voicemail number.
Allowing your employees to leave aural messages may be one more way to keep the monthly
phone bills down. Landline systems charge fees based on the voicemail usage, though. VoIP or
internet-based PBX systems may already have this feature integrated in their packages, or can
easily install it without additional cost. Pricing for such systems may be through quantity of
messages or length of the message or at a fixed rate per month.
Contact your local service provider if you would like to subscribe to a voicemail number for you
or your business.