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the largest collection of free answering machine messages for your telephone answering machine on the Internet

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Because we all love them!

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What Our Customers Have To Say.

“I’ve always loved musical messages my friends had on their answering machines- and now I have my own!”

Rose

“My answering machine is a reflection of the funny and jovial me!”

Jim

“I love the fact that we can customize the messages we leave back on our answering machine – it’s fun to keep changing it!”

Zoe

OUR BLOG

Display Stands – What’s Right For Your Business?

In today’s world of hyper-competitiveness what can the small or medium sized business do to make themselves more attractive to the consumer? they certainly cannot compete with the marketing budgets of larger companies.

One of the ways to do this is through word of mouth – and the best way to get that word of mouth marketing going is to have a highly visible market presence.

That might be more easily said than done. How does a company with a limited marketing budget get the word out that they have that market leading product or service?

One of the most cost-effective ways is display stands. They are easy to set up at events such as trade shows, or even inside the retail environment.

The materials used to construct the stands are almost infinite in variety and will suit the many company budgets. There are materials such as aluminum and various types of plastics that can allow for endless creativity as far as the finished display type is concerned.

The idea behind having a display stand is very simple – it provides the potential (and current) client with the opportunity to view physical products – and if designed correctly also allows those salespeople who are manning that display unit the opportunity to take a product and allow the potential client to interact with it. But it is not only the new business that is part of the attraction of a well-designed display stand – it is also existing clients.

Human psychology dictates that we are all programmed to require reinforcement. A well-designed display stand will entice not only those potential clients but also existing clients who want to have the reassurance that the company that they are doing business with has the reputation that they will by proxy enjoy. The fact of the matter is that if you have a great display stand then everyone wins. Your reputation is enhanced, your clients enjoy seeing that you have a position in the marketplace and potential new sales are made so much easier.

A great display stand is one of the marketing tools that even the most hard-nosed accountant or corporate adviser will not argue against. They represent excellent value for money and therefore a wonderful return on investment. They serve a two-fold purpose – which every accountant or financial person loves – they are a way for the company to showcase their expertise in an increasingly challenging market and they also allow for the company’s brand to be showcased. Both of these may be intangible assets – but as has been shown on balance sheets across the globe – they have enormous intrinsic value.

In short, investing in exhibition stands is good sense -it is one of those decisions that marketers dream of. It makes sense to management.it makes sense to the marketers themselves and it makes sense to current and potential future clients. It is one of those tools that really should not be ignored.

The History of the Answering Machine

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Great inventions are the result of constant efforts of those great minds that put their plans into action. The answering machine was one of such great inventions that provided the public with the capability to record messages without answering them for decades before the invention of smartphones. The design of the answering machine was a team effort of various researchers that changed the telecom industry.

The answering machine technology was first called “Telegraphone,” dated back to 1898 coined by a Danish inventor named Valdemar Poulsen. He incorporated technology that favored magnetic sound recording and replay.

Later in 1935, Willy Muller invented the first automatic answering machine which became quite popular. But unfortunately due to the technology available then, the answering machine was three feet tall and far from being portable.

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Around the same period, particularly in the year 1936, a Swiss company had introduced its first version of the answering machine” Isophone,” which was employed among business offices and telecom industries. It did not last much owing to its large size and high price tag.

The United States wasn’t far behind as in they had introduced the first version of commercial answering machines called “Tel-Magnet.” as opposed to convention, it didn’t become a hit due to its price mainly.

In 1960, Dr. Kazuo Hashimoto introduced the “Ansaphone” which was a game changer at the period.  The answering machines till produced to that date were not portable practical and came with ridiculous rice. Hashimoto invented a compact and high tech device which broke the stigma revolving around them.

It was in the early 1970’s, with the discovery of microelectronics which became much cheaper that helped soar the answering machine industry. It became more affordable, more convenient and sophisticated with more capabilities. Phone mate was introduced in the year 1971 to cater to the house consumers and had the added feature of recording over twenty messages which could be heard through the clarity and privacy of headphones. As the years progressed through the decade, the answering machines only became more popular and lower and convenient prices.

For decades to come to this product flourished among all households, but like any invention, it had slowly become outdated with the advent of mobile phones and creation of voice mail that was more advanced and convenient. The voicemail was the stepping stone to the digital sound recording that offered more clarity, more features, and advancement regarding all aspects.