James Fullerton of Leesburg, Virginia, writes he doesn't get robocalls on his business line because he uses an "interactive voice response" system, also known as phone tree
. "Robocallers simply can't decipher the greeting, hear the list of options/extensions, and therefore the IVR blocks 100 percent of robocalls with no further intervention required," he says.
Luckily, I was given a job that wouldn't take so much time that it would scare me away: It was helping out with a phone tree
. Each board member made phone calls to 10 other members, inviting them to the next meeting and getting a headcount for our dinner.
If they try and call the firm to talk with someone, most likely they go through a phone tree
and waiting music to leave a voicemail message that is returned a week later.
EWEB spokesman Joe Harwood said the scammers also leave voicemails, so customers who call back hear an automated response that mimics EWEB's own phone tree
to route callers.
Most times you'll never hear from the person again, but I can guarantee the individual will appreciate that he heard directly from a company representative and didn't have to navigate an endless phone tree
To illustrate, consider the "phone tree
," which was a means of networking before the advent of modern communication technologies.
Put together a progressive phone tree
covering each area and responsibilities in each.
Too few requests include provider contact information and when provided, it often leads to a time-consuming phone tree
(or is outdated).
Each grandchild's medical home must be served by a phone tree
and a triage system that guarantees that calls about acute problems will be returned in no less than 2 hours.
Instead of multiple phone numbers for different topics like financial or admissions questions, VoIP enabled our team to establish a single extension with a phone tree
offering push button options to callers.
Around 6700 different kinds of saplings would be planted during the monsoon plantation drive and the Commander Multan Corps also launched a unique 'Phone Tree
Service' to enable people get free saplings from three points in Multan cantonment after making just a phone call, says a release issued by ISPR Multan.