Going Back to Home Phones

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Going Back to Home Phones

Do you remember the days before everyone on earth carried around a cell phone in their pocket? If you needed to get ahold of a friend, you called them when you knew they could answer. If you were out and about with your family, you didn't need to worry about staring at a little screen all day long to check emails and look for text messages. I was eager to get back to that simple way of life, which is why I banned cell phones for my family and installed traditional phone service. My blog discusses the benefits and drawbacks of traditional landlines, so that you can decide how you want to approach communication at home.

What A 24/7 Business Answering Service Can Do For Your Business

No matter what kind of business you own and operate, you need to have a way for clients and/or customers to contact you. In fact, they should be able to make some type of contact at all hours of the day and night. Sure, this may seem unreasonable, but not everyone works a 9-5 job, and some people don't have any time to make phone calls during the day. Sometimes, the situation is an emergency, and they need to get in touch with you right away. While you may think that carrying a cell phone is enough, there are probably many times when you let calls go to voice mail because you are busy either doing the job or talking with another client. Luckily, you can take advantage of phone answering services. In addition to offering immediate contact, here are a few other benefits you get when you have 24/7 business answering services.

Call Screening

When you have an answering service, someone else takes the call initially. They can ask questions to figure out what the caller needs. If it is a telemarketer, survey, or anything other than a true business call, you didn't have to waste your time answering it. In addition, if it is a true emergency, the answering service can contact you immediately. Since you will see that it is your service calling, you will know that you need to take the call no matter what you are doing. 

Call Routing

Sometimes, you get a call that should have gone to a different person in your company or a different location. An answering service can provide the correct contact information to the caller so you won't be bothered.

Call Messages

People tend to either hang up when they get voicemail or talk on and on about something and end up not getting the right point across. You can have your answering service ask specific questions to help steer the caller into explaining what it is they need. The service person will take a message and make sure you get the information you need.

Your company may not be big enough to need a receptionist who answers the phone all day or perhaps you want to be sure you can be contacted 24/7 and do not want to pay for an employee to sit at a desk all the time. A business answering service can solve both those problems and keep you reachable for your patrons.

For more information, get in touch with a local phone answering service.