Internet Voicemail Services

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Are you looking for a better way to manage your voicemail? These online voicemail service providers offer an array of services for individuals and small businesses who want the convenience of handling voice messages online, and a professional sounding "virtual office" presence for callers...



Internet Voicemail Service Providers

internet voicemail services Here are mini-reviews of ten internet-based voicemail service providers. Each has it's own set of offerings, price points and unique features. Some even have free online voicemail services or free trial periods so you can try them at no cost and find out if it's right for you or your business.

  • Google Voice: offers a free voicemail to email service, voicemail transcription, custom greetings on a per-caller basis, and call routing. Wouldn't it be nice to read your voicemails via email, instead of listening to them? You can also easily forward an email - the audio or transcribed text - to someone else. Google Voice also offers call blocking, call recording, and conference calling - all for free!
  • My1Voice.com: includes a toll-free phone number dedicated to your business; virtual receptionist (voice menu) to direct callers to appropriate extensions; you provide script and they record greeting in pro studio; dial-by-name directory; informational messages such as hours and location; starting at $10/month. Free 30-day trial.
  • MaxEmail.com: Internet voice and fax services, and voicemail to email (audio file attachments, no speech-to-text translation); pricing ranges from $7 to $40 per month base, plus extra charges when you exceed allotments. "Custom solutions" for very large enterprises.
  • RingCentral.com: Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone and fax services tailored for small, large, and mobile businesses. Bundled plans start at $50/month for 1 user (up to 10 extensions), range to $180/month for up to 8 users. Custom pricing can be quoted for 10 users or more. Each plan includes a separate fax number, and either a local or toll-free main voice number. High-quality conference calling VoIP is also available, with microphone range up to ten feet.
  • Grasshopper.com (formerly GotVmail): virtual office services "for entrepreneurs," meaning cheap and rapidly scalable. Start with a portable, toll-free or local number for as low as $10/month. It comes with a customizable main greeting and voice menu with informational and fax-on-demand menu options; unlimited extensions; dial-by-name directory; on-hold music; and conference calling. Includes voicemail and fax to email and email to fax. Supports Blackberry and iPhone. Intelligent call routing so if Joe is unavailable Jane gets his callers, etc. Optional voicemail-to-text, "true" 800 number service, studio production of greetings and voice menu scripts.
  • Kall8.com: Instant activation of 800-numbers starting as low as $2/month. Includes voicemail and inbound fax mailbox; call tracking and blocking tools; customizable call forwarding; conference calling. Web interface lets you change numbers to which 800-callers are forwarded, add features, and generate call detail reports. Optional features include local numbers; hunt groups; international numbers; and more.
  • VoiceCloud.com: Voicemail-to-text SMS and email forwarding; or listen to messages by phone or email file attachment. Unlimited message storage, "forever," means callers never get "mailbox is full" and you can find messages via the Web interface. Works on any phone including the iPhone. Basic $7.95/month plan includes up to 50 transcribed messages; $19.95 unlimited. 7-day free trial.
  • Phone.com Virtual Office: one phone number lets callers reach any of your staff, anywhere they are. Designed for companies with multiple, distributed employees. As you may guess from the primo domain name, phone.com, this firm has been in business a very long time. Its enterprise-class virtual PBX services are extensive; read the downloadable brochure. Pricing starts at $14.88/month for up to 300 minutes, plus 4.9 cents per additional minute.
  • FreedomVoice.com: toll-free numbers and virtual office services, starting at $10/month. Vanity toll-free numbers available, e. g., 1-800-UNI-CORN. Includes auto-attendant, call forwarding, Internet fax, voicemail-to-text transcription or MPe email attachments, conference calling, and more.
  • Onebox.com: LIVE receptionist and virtual PBX for small businesses, starting at $170/month for 100 minutes of live receptionist. $400/month for 250 minutes, $1.95/minute over allotments. Larger volume plans available. Both packages include 2000 minutes/month of call forwarding/transferring, fax, conference calls, and other hands-off VoIP services.

Do you know about an internet voicemail service that's not on my list? Post a comment and tell me about it...


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