Want A Second Phone Line? Try This Software.
of the most frustrating things about using the Internet with
only one telephone line is missing telephone calls. This usually
leads to the expense of getting a second phone line to be
dedicated to the computer. There's the installation charge,
the monthly charge, and the wait for the installer. Quite
the easy solution then? Internet call answering software.
RPA Internet has found a software program that allows you
to be online, yet receive a message within a minute of when
someone calls you. The benefits of this program are obvious.
There's no need for a second phone line, and you don't have
to worry about missing any calls at all. The only extra feature
that is needed is 'Call Forward on Busy' as provided by your
- BuzMe.com - This is the best program of all the Internet
call answering software that we've reviewed. It minimizes
to the system tray, allows you to reject the call or take
voice mail on it, has a caller ID function, and it's free.
The program offers the option of staying on top of other programs.
It doesn't take up much screen space while it's showing, and
it doesn't use up a lot of computer memory. It also allows
for custom personal greetings. They offer an enhanced service
(at $4.95 per month) that adds the ability to send a reply
message to the caller (after seeing who it is), or take the
call on the telephone.
The last feature, Take Call, is provided through BuzMe, and
they give 60 free minutes per month. If a customer needed
more minutes (in other words, they take lots of calls), they
sell more minutes in prices ranging from $4.95 (for 40 extra
minutes) to $49.95 (for 700 extra minutes). Extra minutes
are purchased as a block, and if they're not used in a particular
month, they will carry over (to a maximum of 12 months from
the purchase date).
software is 'skinnable' and right now they have two characters
for it. Also, with the enhanced service, a customer can save
more messages (30 as opposed to 10), save longer messages
(2 minutes vs. 1 minute, and have longer personalized greetings
(60 seconds vs. 30 seconds). In the future, they plan on adding
multiple voice mail boxes with the enhanced service. As a
bonus, they offer the enhanced service free for the first
don't worry about missing calls and don't spend a lot of money
on a second phone line. Just use this software and rest easy!