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General Voicemail Greeting Examples

Voicemail Greeting Examples

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The General Voicemail Greeting is used as the default voicemail greeting if no other greeting type is set. Since you never know when this type of greeting will be played to callers, it is best to be brief and to avoid dates and timeframes for return calls. Remember, this voicemail greeting will be played for both external calls (originating from outside your company) and internal calls (people call from another extension within your company). Additionally, make sure you always adhere to the basic elements of good voicemail greetings.

Here are a few good general voicemail greeting examples:

  • Hello. You have reached Jim Bucki at About.com. Unfortunately I cannot take your call right now, but I would like to return it as soon as I can. So please leave me a message after the beep.

  • Hi. This is Jim Bucki, your guide to Operations Technology at About.com. I can't answer the phone right now, but if you leave me a message with your name and phone number, I will return your call as soon as possible.

  • You have reached Jim Bucki at About.com. I can't take your call at this moment but please don't hesitate to leave a message after the tone. I will return your call as soon as I am able. If you need immediate assistance, please call my secretary, Susan Smith, at extension 6338. Thank you for calling. Good bye.

  • You have reached About.com, where your need to know is our top priority. This is Jim Bucki, your guide to Operations Technology. Unfortunately I can't take your call right now, but if you leave me a message and include your name and telephone number, I will get back to you as soon as I can. If you would like, you can also contact me via email at operationstech@aboutguide.com. Thank you for calling.

  • Hello. You have reached Jim Bucki. I cannot answer the phone right now but I will return your call as soon as I can. If this is regarding a recent order, please call our Customer Service department at 1-800-555-1212. They are available Monday thru Friday from 8am until 5pm Eastern Time. Or, you can logon to our website at www.about.com that is available 24 hours a day. Otherwise, please leave a message after the beep.

  • Thank you for calling About.com. You have reached the office of Jim Bucki, Guide to Operations Technology. I am either talking with another client or I am away from my desk. If this is an emergency, please call my answering service at 1-800-555-1212, 24 hours a day. Otherwise, please leave a detailed, confidential message after the tone and I will return your call when I am available. Thank you.

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