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SOURCE: Main Virtual Office
With 80% of callers hanging up when they are sent to voice mail (Fortune/2006), small businesses that continue to depend on this technology are committing suicide. New cloud-based, digital small business answering services are poised to eliminate small business voice mail
Portland, Maine (PRWEB) February 13, 2013
Once considered a necessary business technology, voice mail has come into a bad light in the small business community. And rightly so, small businesses with less than 5 employees have grown from less than 15 million to almost 45 million today, intensely increasing the level of competition in this sector. Small business voice mail now, has actually become a liability.
Coincidentally, the public phone system, as we know it, is scheduled to be completely transitioned from the 134-year-old circuit switch network to an Internet based VOIP network by 2018. New digital, small business phone answering services are emerging that are built on the new VOIP network that have small business phone answering capabilities never before imagined. "All you really have to do is think about it," says Jim Plunkett of Main Virtual Office. "The new VOIP phone network, creates the ideal "platform" for new digital answering services. It combines voice, Internet and mobile all on one platform."
Right now, when a caller calls, one of the things that we can automatically give that caller is directions to the office or location they are visiting, says Plunkett. It's not too hard to imagine that in the future we will be able to tell both the caller and the person being called where each other is located.
Main Virtual Office is leading the new digital, small business answering service market in the US. Main Virtual, says that of the last 200 customers that recently opted in for their services, over 150 said it was because voice mail was no longer acceptable for their businesses.
About Main Virtual Office
Main Virtual Office, is a next generation, digital answering service and mobile app for small businesses. based in Portland Maine, Main Virtual Office's small business answering service is light years ahead of most traditional answering services that have been built on top of the 134 year old legacy public telephone network. For less than what most small businesses pay for their cellular service, Main Virtual Office will provide professional phone answering with a mobile app to let you view and mange your messages, much like email.
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