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Subject: Phone call receiving
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: sageworksinc-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 10 Dec 2003 16:01 PST
Expires: 09 Jan 2004 16:01 PST
Question ID: 285833
i need site where i can receive phonecalls in the usa.
i mean where my no can be called,and a message received for me.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Dec 2003 16:05 PST
Are you asking about routing an exising phone number to an answering
service in the US?  Or do you want to be assigned a new number that
would be answered in your name, or with a recording you provide?

Clarification of Question by sageworksinc-ga on 10 Dec 2003 16:24 PST
to the 1st question,i am not asking for routing.
no 2 it would be a phone that either will be answered in my name or
the persons name or with recording.
the point is let me just get the message eith thru email or contact

Request for Question Clarification by serenata-ga on 10 Dec 2003 17:10 PST
Hello Sageworksinc ~

Have you taken a look at UReach? 


It has several plans which includes a toll-free number, the ability to
listen to your messages via email or via the internet or by phone.

Is this the type of service you're looking for?

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Dec 2003 17:13 PST
Have a look at this site:

and let me know if this is the type of service you're interested in. 
If so, I'd be happy to identify a number of similar services, so you
can pick and choose among them to find the best on to meet your needs.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Dec 2003 17:15 PST
I hadn't seen Serenata's post, but it looks like both these services
are pretty similar.  Let us know if these are the type of things
you're interested in.

Clarification of Question by sageworksinc-ga on 10 Dec 2003 17:54 PST
virtual is not it.wont get me up and rumming quickly.
ureach is too big for what i want

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 10 Dec 2003 18:25 PST
sageworks -

If you have a phone number in the USA, are you looking for a voice
mail solution that allows you to assign a voice mailbox to the phone
number?  I.e., You don't even need a phone hooked up to the extension.
 It will simply pick up on a certain number of rings and take the
messages.  You can then dial a number and retrieve your messages from

If this sounds right, I can post the details on this.

Please let me know.


Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 10 Dec 2003 18:26 PST
There's no physical box you need.  It's all done electronically.

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 10 Dec 2003 18:44 PST
I'm not going to post this as an answer because it's typically not a
third party service.

Simply call your telephone company and ask about voice mail.

Verizon offer "home voice mail":

"Home Voice Mail lets you access messages from anywhere, at any time,
whether you're home or away from home. You won't miss calls, and your
callers won't get busy signals. That's because Home Voice Mail answers
your phone calls while you're away, on the Internet, sending a fax or
taking another call."

Home Voice Mail

It's $6.23 per month in NY.

AT&T probably has a similar service.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Dec 2003 19:58 PST
If Verizon voicemail isn't what you're looking for, how does this sound:

"Live, dedicated telephone answering. A professional company image is
provided to your callers. Simply good personal service that overcomes
resistance to voice mail and significantly reduces hang-ups. We
provide your individual telephone line with its own, private number.
Your existing telephone number is forwarded, or you can use your
number with us as your main number. Your call is always routed to your
designated [secretary] who knows you and your business and welcomes
your callers. We answer professionally in your company name or as
instructed. Messages taken are noted with date/time/person and relayed
to you via phone, e-mail, fax, the web or as you prefer. In the event
of urgent matters requiring instant decision making, we act
immediately and contact you."

Prices range from $100/month or more depending on the level of service
-- there are also set-up charges.  Let me know if this is of interest.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 10 Dec 2003 20:01 PST
...and yet another option, at only $9.95/month and up:

As a matter of fact, this looks to be he closest to what you are
asking for, I think.

Clarification of Question by sageworksinc-ga on 11 Dec 2003 12:05 PST
not really what i want.
but the gotvmail guys are near.
any other options
Subject: Re: Phone call receiving
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 11 Dec 2003 12:47 PST
Hello again, sageworksinc-ga,

I?ve found a number of companies that offer the types of services you
are looking for.  Since you need them ASAP, let's get to it, starting


Make your small business look big with a Virtual Receptionist or start
with a Voice Site Template.
--Online setup in minutes 
--Unlimited voicemail boxes 
--Voice-activated call transfers 
--Toll-free number included 



Callfidence provides you with your own toll-free access number (or you
can use yours if you already have one) and sets up your account to
handle calls just the way you want. When a customer dials your
Callfidence number (or a local line forwarded to your Callfidence
number), WorkEasy automatically answers your call and plays your
company greeting and menu of options. Based upon your caller's
selection, WorkEasy handles the call appropriately - whether it's to
play an InfoBox (Audio Brochure), fax them your brochure, take an
order, or route their call to you or the appropriate "Department" or
mailbox - all 24 hours a day.



Includes ALL of the following:
A Toll Free Number 888/877/866, Company Greeting, A Voice Menu with
Any Three Power Features (listed below), One Standard Mailbox, Email
Notification, and Balance Notification.


ExecuCall is for individuals that travel and who want a professional
yet simple front-end for their business.  You want to be able to stay
in touch with callers wherever you are, but you'd also like to be able
to distinguish business calls from personal and to screen your calls
without your callers knowledge.  You need a virtual office solution as
flexible as you are and that can keep up with your demanding needs.



800Smart is for individuals who do not want to answer their calls live
but do want to offer their callers a professional toll free means of
reaching them.  You want a toll free voicemail service that presents
your company professionally, that's user friendly, and offers you more
power and flexibility than most voicemail or unified messaging


And finally there's AccessLine, which seems oriented towards larger
companies, but also has some diversified services -- such as
SmartNumber -- geared for small companies and individuals:

Tired of giving out your office, home and cellular numbers and playing
voicemail tag? By calling a single local or toll-free number, callers
can reach you anywhere on the first try or leave just one voicemail if
you?re busy. End confusion by giving out just one phone number for all
your communication needs.

Eliminate phone tag with sophisticated call routing options that put
you in control of who reaches you, when and where.

Save money by retrieving faxes over the web and eliminating separate fax lines. 

These companies represent the range of commercial services offered to
individuals and small businesses for voice messaging/call forwarding
management.  I feel confident that one (or more) of these services
will meet your needs.  But if you find you need additional
information, just let me know by posting a Request for Clarification,
and I'll be happy to assist you further.

Best of luck in your efforts.


search strategy:  Ran a "Backwards links" search on
and several of the other sites already mentioned in the
clarifications, in order to identify additional companies with similar
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