Checking voicemail can be a time-consuming activity, requiring a person to set time aside to call in and listen. While this might not seem a big issue for most people, for a busy professional who receives numerous voicemails throughout the day, the process can be cumbersome, especially as he’s rushing from one meeting to another.
There are apps that can ease the process, making it easier to check emails whether in meetings or in the office. Here are some cloud-based options that are both affordable and easy to use.
With Google Voice, you can choose a free business number that can be forwarded to any number you choose. A business owner can set a number up to ring his desk phone, smartphone, and home phone at once. If he prefers, he can also set it up to ring to certain numbers during certain hours of the day. Google Voice’s voicemail transcription service automatically turns every voicemail into text and delivers it to the user’s email inbox, allowing him to get the basic idea of what was said without having to listen to the entire voicemail.
Like Google Voice, YouMail is free, but it works as an app on a smartphone. YouMail takes voicemail management to a different level, helping a user organize his voicemail using a visual interface. Along with each logged voice message is the picture of the person who called, the time of the call, and a transcription of the message that was left. The service bills itself as a way to handle voicemail like email.
The ability to be as mobile as possible is essential for today’s business line. Thanks to the cloud, professionals can make sure they never miss a call, while also easily checking voicemail in the field. Best of all, there are enough free options that professionals don’t have to pay an extra fee for this convenience.