Virtual Receptionists

How it Works

Receptionist Services

Live Receptionists

Friendly, professional, live receptionists answer all your calls with a smile and keep your clients happy.

Familiar with Your Business

We’ll answer customer questions about hours, payment methods, services provided, and more.

Transfer Destinations

Receptionists can transfer a caller to you, even pre-qualifying which types of callers get through.

Email Summary of Calls

Get a summarized message of each call sent immediately via email.

Text Message Summary of Calls

Or get a summary of each call sent instantly to your phone via SMS.

Daily Summary of Emails

At 6:30 PM PT, you’ll receive a daily email summarizing each call you received on that day.

Call Disposition

Receptionists mark all calls with type and urgency. This metadata is passed to you in the call summaries.

Referrals to Recommended Businesses

Receptionists can monetize your "bad leads" by referring them to someone on your custom list of businesses, from whom you earn a referral fee.

Customized Greetings

Your virtual receptionists will greet clients using a personalized greeting specified by you.

Friendly Demeanor

Our virtual receptionists have years of experience answering phones and speak in clear American English.

Multiple Live Transfer Numbers

When making live call transfers to transfer destinations, you can have multiple phone numbers for multiple people.

Callback on Client Calls

Your friendly receptionists promptly return any calls lost due to cell connection issues or incomplete voicemails.

Answering Texts to Your Number

We’ll answer questions, screen new leads, and book appointments when prospective clients text your phone number.

Outbound Calls

Receptionists can make outbound calls on a one-time or recurring basis. We can call leads who complete your web form, provide work status updates, and more.

Appointment Reminders

Receptionists will call clients with upcoming appointments to reduce no-shows and cancellations.

Appointments & Integrations

Appointment Scheduling

We’ll gladly book appointments for you and your clients, on your own calendar. We can even prequalify.

E-Commerce Order Integration

Your receptionists can gather e-commerce details such as order number, item info, and address.

CRM Integration can integrate with CRM software to sync caller information, notes, and more.

Slack Integration

Accept or reject call transfer requests in Slack, and receive call summaries in a dedicated Slack channel.

New Client Intake

We'll complete new client intake forms for your qualified leads, so new client information is logged in your CRM.

Email/SMS Sorted to Departments

Calls can be marked and routed to the appropriate department (e.g., sales@, support@, owner@).

Lead Data Gathering

We'll capture and qualify your leads based on your custom criteria, such as their service needs, where they heard about you, and more.

Dispatch Calls to Multiple Locations

Using ZIP code lookup via, we can transfer calls to different numbers in your business.

Customer Service and Support Desk

We can assist your support team by collecting order numbers or tickets. We integrate with many CRMs, too.

Phone Services

Dedicated Phone Number

A local or toll-free number dedicated to you, and only you — or routed to different people on your team.

Works with Popular VoIP Services

Our state of the art technology makes it easy to connect live call answering with a VoIP phone like RingCentral, Google Voice, or Plivo.

High-Quality Sound

State-of-the-art VoIP software ensures high-quality voice and sound for all your calls.

Use Your Existing Number

Port your current land line, mobile, or cell number from your carrier for no extra cost.

Conditional Call Forwarding

In a few easy steps, you can set your phone to forward certain calls to your number. Works with all major US carriers: AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

No Extra Apps to Install

Just text us status updates — there’s no need to fuss with yet another app or login to remember.

Billing & Fees

Easy Billing

You’ll always know what you are paying for. Base monthly fee, and any overage. That’s it.

No Hidden Fees

You won’t find any surprises on your bill from We like to keep things simple for you.

Pricing Per Call — Instead of Per Minute

Pricing per minute results in hurried calls, expensive bills, and unpredictable costs. Nope. Not with us.

No Setup Fees

There is no setup fee, or setup fee called something else to hide it from you. Joining is easy and fast.

No Cancellation Fees

Month-by-month contracts mean you can cancel at any time — without any penalty or cancellation fee.

Customizable Plans

Whatever your needs or call volume, we can customize a plan for you that’s still priced competitively.

Voicemail Services

Voicemail to MMS

Audio files of a voicemail recording can be sent directly to you via text message right after the call.

Voicemail to Email

Alternatively, can send a voicemail recording directly to your email right after the call.

Unlimited Voicemails

There’s no limit or extra charges on any calls sent to your voicemail.

Customized Voicemail

You can choose to have a professional voiceover actor record your voicemail greeting.

Call Services & Spam Blocking

Spam Calls Blocked

We automatically block over 20 million robo-callers, telemarketers, and spam calls.

Sales Calls Blocked

We block unsolicited sales calls from advertisers, software vendors, and more — all at your discretion.

Blocked Calls

Never want to hear from them again? You can specify certain numbers to block or blacklist at any time.

No Charge for Spam or Wrong Numbers

Spam and unwanted calls don’t count towards your monthly call quota. That would be lame of us.

VIP List

Enable specified clients to ring you directly, bypassing your receptionists. Just send us the numbers.

availability & Hours

We Cover PST Through EST

We cover all continental USA time zones from 5am – 6pm PT / 8am – 9pm ET.

Set Availability via SMS

Easily text us your status. Just type “away for 1d” or “voicemail” to tell us how to handle your incoming calls.

Worldwide Service

As long as you can access your cell phone or email, you can receive call summaries — anywhere in the world.

International Transfers

While answering your calls during US business hours, we can transfer calls to you anywhere in the world.

Custom Plans Tailored to Your Business

At, our customers come first. We are always interested in hearing what you need and do our very best to build new features to accommodate you. Please reach out to us with any questions about customization at or call us at (650) 727-6484.

Smith is a superior call answering and cloud phone system service for small businesses and individuals. Our platform helps you build better relationships with new and existing customers.

  1. If you use a forwarding service but disable Caller ID pass-through (common with Google Voice clients), we won’t be able to block calls for you.
  2. does not charge for spam or unwanted sales calls — as long as we can block them in the future. If you use a forwarding service but disable Caller ID pass-through (common with Google Voice clients), we won’t be able to block them, and thus you will be charged for those calls.
  3. If you use a forwarding service but disable Caller ID pass-through (common with Google Voice clients), we won’t be able to VIP/whitelist calls for you.

You can learn more about why we need Caller ID to block or whitelist calls here.