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Who's Calling?

Don't miss those calls! Check out these Web-based voice-mail services.

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This story appears in the December 2000 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

If you're tired of paying for monthly voice-mail services or missing phone calls while you're online, numerous Web-based voice-mail services will allow you to get those important messages when you can't pick up. In exchange for listening to a few advertisements, you and your staff can take advantage of free or low-cost voice mail, available nationwide and often delivered via telephone, pager or e-mail. Here are just a few options out there:

Evoice.com allows you to register up to nine voice-mail boxes on one phone number, and users can access their data via telephone, e-mail or pager. The service is a good idea, but you must dial in to activate Evoice every time you want to use it (no automatic answering machines here). While a little inconvenient, it's still a good value, considering it's free.

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