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Now that you are using the world's most professional answering service, what do you do with your old phones? Here are 25 uses. 1. Use the cord as a picture hanger. 2. Uncap the ends from the receiver, fill with marbles, put the ends back on, and use as a dumbbell. 3.…

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H.A.L. 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Lost in Space’s B-9, that sounded the warning, “Danger Will Robinson!” Number 5, the electrified robot from Short Circuit. What do these artificial life forms have in common? Movies with cheesy writing and bad graphics? No. Two words: speech synthesis. The first computer-based speech synthesis…

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Ride with us through The History of Ringtones, and check out the funky single-option sound ringers of days gone by, right up to the host of symphonic ringtones available on current models. Check out the website at  https://ringtones.specialtyansweringservice.net to start your journey. As you scroll down the website, you’ll listen to sounds…

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What happens when the marketing department of a US based call center has downtime around Shark Week 2014? Check out the video below to find out.

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Did you ever wonder what your telephone number spells? Well, you aren’t the only one! We did, too. So, for all of those number geeks out there, pump your number into our super awesome phone number spelling converter machine and see what crazy combination of letters your phone number makes. Just enter your telephone number into…

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As a small business owner, you have a lot to juggle. Unfortunately, this means you may have a limited amount of time to interview prospective employees. You’ll get some great employees and some not so great employees, and you will have to waste even more time getting rid of the bad apples.…

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Let’s play a game. How many hours a day do you actually work at work? Give yourself 10 points if you said you work 8 hours or more. Give yourself 5 points if you said you are putting in a concerted effort at least 4 hours out of the day. And give…

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Guess what? We launched our new call center website sascallcenter.com and we’re in love! We wanted to make things clear for our clients who are primarily interested in outsourced call center services, so we rolled up our sleeves, designed a new site, shortened up the text, and got right down to the…

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Did you know that call centers handle about 70% of all business interactions, and manage approximately 46 billion inbound calls a year? They are some pretty big numbers, and those statistics are the reason why your business turned to a call center to help you manage customer service concerns. It all comes…

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You practically jumped out of bed from another one of those horrible dreams. Your partner rolls over and asks, “Another one of the night terrors, honey?” You nod sheepishly between chest-heaving sobs as your hands shake uncontrollably. “I just, I just,” you stammer. “I just hate my job so much.” Sounds a…

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