Posted by Don (VA) on April 06, 2007 at 18:37:51:
I use Freedom Voice (www.freedomvoice.com). They’re affordable ($10 to $30 a month depending on the bells and whistles plus your toll-free time…about a nickle a minute). I use the $30 a month version, which let’s you do a lot of programming (call redirects, message retrieval) on the Web. And they track everything, including hang-ups.
As for scripts, I wrote my own as well. Call a few of the other numbers (you can find them lots of places…start with bandit signs), listen to what they say, then–don’t steal or copy–adapt what they say to your market and your style.
If you hate hearing your own voice (as I do), you can even have a professional read your script for you. There’s an additional fee, of course, but it’ll sound really professional.