Serves: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
Monthly cost: Basic, $12.75; additional features, $3 to $20.75
Setup fee: $10
To order: Call numbers listed in the Call Guide in your local phone book
Note: If you decide not to go with one of your local telephone company's voice-mail services, you should check out these voice-mail hardware and software systems. The systems work with your computer to give you the versatility to forward your calls, notify your pager or take a message.
- Tina is offered in both a one-line (model # 3354, $229) and two-line (model #3365, $299) version. Tina is available through retailers, or by calling Datacom International at (215) 723-3805. For a demonstration, call (888) DCI-TINA.
- The Small Business Assistant is a PC-based system that uses Windows 3.1, 3.11 or 95. The one- or two-line version costs $395 and the three-to-24-line version costs $795. To order, call Telephony Experts at (800) 838-8642.
- VoiceFX is a PC-based software package available in a single-line format for $99, or a multiline format for $199 (handles up to eight lines). To order, call Orion Telecom at (800) 669-8088.