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answering service

n.
A business service that answers its clients' telephone calls and conveys messages to the clients.

an′swering serv`ice


n.
a service that provides operators who take telephone messages for subscribers.
[1960–65]
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These actions will help City Answering Service achieve high rankings in search engine result lists when people search for business answering services, call center services, and virtual receptionist services they offer.
When calling businesses for service, customers want to speak with friendly, articulate, and helpful live agents who work directly for the companies involved rather than to automated systems or outsourced answering services, finds research from Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews organization.
Its HIPAA-compliant medical answering services officially went into effect for Adventist in early September.
Naser Al Mazrouei, executive director of Services Centres Operations sector at Emirates ID, said that the communication centre, which functioned round the clock on all days, received calls via automatic answering services in three languages - Arabic, English and Urdu.
The applications are also easy to implement on a website or mobile device, and the cost is half (or less) that of a live instant message answering services, according to Dr.
Moneypenny employs more than 200 people and as well as providing smaller businesses with answering services, provides outsourced reception service to larger firms, handling calls as if they were based in clients' offices and supporting or replacing conventional receptions.
It starts with a series of things people find annoying about banks, such as long queues at call centres, out-of-order cash machines and automated answering services.
Results More than two thirds of the offices used answering services to take their calls.
Compared to traditional answering services, Webley MD gives doctors an efficient, customized tool to help them handle their after- hours calls-all at substantially lower monthly operating cost.
Remember that answering services are paid to be polite and expedient.
In addition, business centers offer a full range of services that can be accessed on an ongoing basis such as conference facilities, some with video teleconferencing, telemarketing programs and after hours answering services.