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We’ve all had this experience. You come home, and your spouse, parent, friend, child or partner tell you that someone called for you. The exchange goes something like this: Spouse:                “Someone called for you while you were out.” You:                       “Who was it?” Spouse:                “I don’t know. Karen something or other.” You:                      …

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Just this past year, all 50 states have passed laws that require businesses to notify their customers in the event of a data breach, and according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center, there have been a total of 864 data breaches from January to August 2018. With over 30…

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From the days of early man, communication has evolved in ways that our cave-dwelling ancestors could never have imagined – petroglyphs to smoke signals, carrier pigeons to semaphore, Morse code to hand-written letters. But for all the ways that society has changed since the invention of the telephone in 1876, it now…

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You've taken our quizzes, you've read our coloring book, now see if you can complete our crossword puzzle! We've put together a challenging call center themed crossword puzzle for anyone who thinks they know a thing or three about the call center industry. Check out the puzzle below and find the crossword clues…

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If your business is new to using an answering service, you may have questions about what an answering service is capable of. For example, you may want to know if the operators can access your software, if they can sound like they are working in your office, or if they can transfer…

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Chickens are great at laying eggs and being eaten, but they can't answer a phone to save their lives. If your receptionist is poultry-fied to answer the telephone, it's time to upgrade to a live virtual receptionist service and put the chickens back in the coop.

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With Autumn peaking her fuzzy little head through the changing leaves, Specialty Answering Service is starting to get in the Halloween spirit. What better way to celebrate all things spooky, than by creating a website totally dedicated to The Voder! What is the Voder you ask? Good question. The Voder was the…

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Virtual receptionists are the employees that answer your calls in an answering service. From helping you answer phone calls to freeing up your time to foster more meaningful relationships with your clients, learn the top 6 signs that you should hire a virtual receptionist and why hiring one could be one of…

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At Specialty Answering Service, not only do we love answering phones, but we also love being creative and giving away things for free (hello 2 week free trial!) If you love free icon downloads and cute artwork, please download any of the below icons for your business or personal use! Call Center…

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Answering the phone "hello" is so last week. If you're looking for some spicy new ways to greet callers, we've put together 100 funny ways to answer your home phone, cell phone, or even business phone. From pop culture aficionados like "The Jerry Maguire" or "The Titanic" to characters like "The Cowboy"…

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