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We have phone technology, that is good. You answered a question

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We have phone technology, that is good. You answered a question about answering machine use so answering machines are helpful. Are some more acceptable than others, for instance with a prerecorded message as an alternative to your own voice recording? I kind of wondered about that, what

do you say? Thanks for that answer.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

We, in every sense of that word, we, really have phone

technology so is the personal greeting better than the

prerecorded machine greeting or are they about the

same? Thank you.


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My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to assist you today.

In my opinion, pre-recorded messages and personal messages can both be useful depending on the purpose.

For business purposes, a pre-recorded, professional message requesting the caller's name, phone number and a brief message is perfectly fine.

For a home phone, a personal message is more 'friendly' and well, 'personal'; callers often like to hear the voice of the person they're calling, to be sure they have reached the right party and also, it is a warm, familiar voice.

Another alternative is to use a comical or 'themed' pre-recorded message on your home phone, which you think your callers will enjoy. It's a very personal decision on your part, based upon who calls you most often, at home and at the office.

I, personally, have my own voice recorded on my home and cell phone messages.

If you need additional information or clarification, simply 'Reply' back before rating and I will be happy to help with any follow up questions. If my response has satisfied all your concerns, a positive rating and feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Cher, Educator-40+ yrs
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 21333
Experience: M.A., B.A., Author, Information & Research Specialist
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Hello again,

Thank you very much for your positive rating; it is truly appreciated.

It was my pleasure to be of help!

Please don't hesitate to request me in the future, by beginning your post with "For Cher" and I will be happy to assist you again. Thanks!

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you, all that information is good to know!

You're most welcome; it's my pleasure to be of help!

Best regards,

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