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    Hi Robbie,

    been using a local one for a couple of years - they answer in my co name, take the message and email details. If out of hours, I get emailed the voice mail.

    Works out around 60p per call, but is great as when out and about as I don't need to stop work or pull over when driving etc.

    As been a great help for me.

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      Hi Andy

      I talked to a couple of the national providers, however my wife (the leader of the opposition) thinks and is probably correct... I should be using a local service.

      I will probably hold off until next Spring before taking the plunge though will start to seek them out before then :)

      On a separate note, I talked to Colin today about the ad words and it was a very positive conversation, it is a little more expensive than I had expected, but that is life. I'm thinking of dipping my toe in over Aug/Sep to get it set up and running properly for next Spring, thanks again for pointing me towards the right person :) 

      Daniela, I used to think that too, however I'm now starting to think there is work I'm missing out on. Potential clients can often phone round until they get someone to speak to and when they do - they stop looking. Many times I return a call only to find they have got someone else (as the other business answered the phone). 

  • That's what voicemail is for. I tell them that I am most likely standing in someones garden working. So please leave a message, text me, or whatsApp me or email me, with photos and what needs doing. I will get back to them within 24 hours. If they cannot be bothered, then I cannot be bothered. Too busy.

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    We use HulloMail which is a type of voicemail service. You can customise voicemails for different numbers calling you and they get translated into text and sent in an email.

    Also useful for forwarding voicemails to staff members emails to save relaying instructions in case things get lost in translation!
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