Voicemail

17 Things Smith.ai can do for your business in 2017

Smith.ai’s virtual receptionist service has grown tremendously in the past year. Refining our existing features — and developing new ones to meet your needs — has kept us busy as we step into 2017. The list of things that our virtual receptionists can do for you and your business is ever-growing, but, in the spirit of ‘17, here are 17 of the most important ways our expert receptionists can assist you in the year ahead.

5 Tips for a Perfect Voicemail Greeting

We have all, at some point, called a business and upon not reaching them received the dreaded default voicemail greeting. Not only is that mechanical voice off-putting, but the default greeting does not typically yield useful information if you wish to call the customer back. The goal of Smith.ai’s virtual reception service is to help you put your best foot forward, even when you are not interacting directly with a client. We have put together a short list to help you record a custom voicemail greeting that will keep current customers coming back, and ensure new leads will have a positive impression of your business, even when you cannot be there to make one.

Customize your after-hours voicemail message

Receiving calls after-hours is inevitable. Though you may not be available to answer customer calls, making the best impression possible is essential to retaining current customers and landing potential new leads. Smith.ai's virtual receptionist service is dedicated to your success, even after business is done for the day. Never worry about callers reaching your after-hours voicemail and being met with a generic, impersonal greeting. You can provide Smith.ai with an audio file (ideally no longer than 30 seconds — people often hang up after that), and we will greet your callers with a custom voicemail message, for free.

An Answering Service for Today’s Digital Nomad

Recently I decided to take a two-week break from my time at Smith.ai to work remotely and get some much-needed R&R. Unfortunately for my friends and family, this quiet time also meant having to spend my time in a virtual cell phone dead zone. Leave it to the engineers at Smith to come up with a solution to my call answering needs. Introducing: Smith.ai voicemail to MP3.

Which Call Answering Solution Will You Choose?

At Smith, we love options! Not just because they keep our engineers busy, but because they allow us to build the perfect solution for our Pros. Since we’ve launched, we’ve had the incredible opportunity to build a variety of customizations to meet some unique call answering needs. Because the list just keeps growing, here is where you can go to find them all:

Don’t Let Google Voice Represent Your Business

When it comes to business, everyone understands the value of Google. Through its powerful search engine, companies of all sizes can effortlessly gain new customers. Google is an innovator for tools that support and build enterprises — and with Google Voice they introduced phone number portability to an increasingly mobile world. However, their voicemail and phone management service leaves a little to be desired.