I was contacted by an office manager for a doctors office and she was trying to figure out how to add an auto attendant to the office phone system. She had many quotes for new office equipment and all much too expensive and complex for their needs. After talking for a few minutes we had just the solution she needed without changing her equipment.
Let’s face it, texting has become another accepted form of communication! It is not only the preferred method of chat between teens, businesses have figured out out how to incorporate it into their overall solution to accommodate the “immediate gratification” needs of their customers.
She told me that she had a few objections to the auto attendant. A couple of people said they "always like to reach a person" and she said "that's the beauty of this, that they do." One button reaches her office. One button reaches her claims service.