It’s Time To Upgrade From Traditional Voicemails
Voicemails, despite being a relic from the previous century, are somehow still a part of daily life.
In the early ’70s, answering machines became commercially available and made life a lot more convenient. You no longer had to answer the phone to know who called and why they were calling. You could leave the house or the office and listen to any messages left for you when you returned.
Fast-forward 50 years and so many people are still following the same process – are you?
If so, then you’re living in the past.
The Inconvenience Of Conventional Voicemails
Just consider all that’s required of you to listen to a voicemail:
- You have to be in a relatively quiet space to hear it properly.
- You have to go through a multi-step touch-tone menu.
- You have to listen to the message at the speed the caller gave it.
- You have to be ready to write down important information spoken by the caller, such as a call-back number.
The bottom line is that conventional audio voicemails ask a lot of recipients, and provide very little control over the process. It’s an inconvenient and time-consuming process.
Why are you still putting up with it?
Evolve Your Voicemail Inbox
Technology has evolved a great deal over the past five decades – why haven’t voicemail systems evolved with them? While your business’ or smartphone’s voicemail capabilities may still be limited, there are ways you can improve the process.
Our SureTel VoIP service offers a Voicemail Transcription feature. Here’s how it works:
- You miss an incoming call,
- The caller leaves a message,
- SureTel automatically transcribes the message and emails it to you.
It’s as simple as that. With this feature, all your voicemails become emails, making them easy to review just by opening your inbox and scanning the transcription. While on a case by case basis this may only save you 20-30 seconds, over time, that will start to add up. Eliminating an outdated process from your daily work life will help you save time and stay productive.
Evolve your voicemail today. Call 833-SURETEL(787-3835) to get in touch with the SureTec team today to learn more about SureTel and its many features.