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Houston Virtual Receptionist Company Celebrates 132nd Anniversary of Telephone Technology: “Thanks for the Memories, Alex G. Bell – You Wouldn’t Believe Where We’ve Taken Your Technology”


HOUSTON, TX, June 13, 2007 -- Houston Virtual receptionist company Intelligent Office is celebrating the 132nd anniversary of . . . verbal telegraphy? What in the world is verbal telegraphy and what’s the connection with virtual receptionist services?

Iain Clarke, owner of Houston Intelligent Office explains: “The rest of the world may not be holding its breath over the birthday of verbal telegraphy, but at Intelligent Office, this event is symbolic of how far we’ve come.” On June 2, 1875, Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant, Thomas Watson, heard the first faint sound of a human voice transmitted over wire. A few months later Bell invented the telephone.”

Clarke says recognizing Bell’s achievement “gives us a good excuse to talk about our virtual receptionist technology, which is a direct descendant of that historic event more than 130 years ago.”

Clarke says his company’s virtual receptionist technology is so advanced that most people are surprised when they see how seamless it performs. “Wonder what Alex Bell would say if he had known his invention would one day be able to give callers the impression that a polished and professional assistant was sitting right outside the business owner’s office – when in fact, she is working from our Galleria headquarters miles away?

“The invention of the telephone completely changed how business was done,” says Clarke. “And in Houston, our Intelligent Office technology has done the same thing – of course, with the help of our trained virtual, or remote, receptionists.” Clarke says the cost of a virtual receptionist or virtual assistant is typically less than $300 a month.

“Before Intelligent Office remote receptionist technology came into the picture,” says Clarke, “home-based business owners typically handled incoming calls one of two ways: a standard answering service complete with chaotic background noises and impersonal operators, or an unreliable answering machine that was often shared with the rest of the family.” he says.

“Our Houston virtual receptionists learn the specific, individual needs of our clients. They provide support to home-based business owners Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5 – just as any receptionist in a brick and mortar office would.”

Clarke says Intelligent Office virtual receptionists can take calls and patch them through to a client’s home phone or cell phone – “or any phone anywhere in the world, for that matter,” yet the caller has no clue about the advanced technology routing their calls behind the scenes. The only thing the caller knows,” he says, “is that a polite, professional voice has picked up the phone in an office on the other end.”

And as far as Intelligent Office clients are concerned,” says Clarke. “Our virtual receptionists never get sick, never take a lunch break, never step away from the phone or ever have a family emergency. If a caller asks for information about a client’s company, our virtual receptionists can provide it instantly because the information is right there on a computer in front of her. If a client instructs our remote receptionist ‘to put my husband’s calls through but don’t tell my brother I’m in the office,’ or ‘only send callers to me from the hours of 2 and 4’, that’s exactly what our virtual receptionist does.”

Clarke says most Intelligent Office clients are home-based business owners who don’t have the physical space or the budget for a full-time staff receptionist.

“The invention of the telephone pushed business productivity to a new level more than 100 years ago,” says Clarke, “and Intelligent Office’s virtual receptionist and virtual assistants has pushed it to the 21st century level. Mr. Bell would be blown away with where verbal telegraphy has gone – and frankly, so are we.”

For more information about Intelligent Office virtual receptionist and virtual assistant technology, call Iain Clarke at (281) 657-3300 or visit

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