Out-of-hours telephone answering service.

We're here for you, day and night.

Plans & Pricing
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Why it works.

  • Always available

    Always available

    Never miss an opportunity
    when clients call.

  • Lead capture

    Capture every lead

    Be there for your prospective customers. Anywhere, anytime.

  • No voicemail

    No voicemail, no bots

    Win more business with real people, not automated voices.

  • Open for business

    Never closed for business

    Work from home, your office,
    or Anywhere.

  • Return callers

    Know your callers

    We recognise your returning callers
    for a personalised experience.

  • Manage calls

    Manage your calls

    Busy? Have an important meeting? We've got you covered.

Out-of-hours phone answering service for every opportunity.

An out-of-hours telephone answering service can help you fill the gaps in your client support schedule. Already have a dedicated front office team to answer calls during business hours? Your receptionists can't work all day, but clients still expect a response when they call.

With an out-of-hours telephone answering service for your office, that's exactly what they'll get. When your team goes home, your calls are diverted to us. Our teams deliver excellent customer service until your team is ready to take over again.

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What does an out-of-hours
virtual answering service offer?

Already have a dedicated team to answer your calls during the day? That's great! But in a 24/7 world, customers expect round-the-clock responses. An answering service that only covers business hours means customer support stops when your office closes. And when callers reach an 'out-of-office' voicemail, they rarely return.

Your out-of-hours telephone
answering service includes:

  • Appointments and Scheduling

    Simplify appointment scheduling for your customers. Use our partner booking platform or your own online calendar to help callers book appointments with ease.

  • Order management

    E-commerce never sleeps. Customers want to book at the time that suits them. Help customers place orders anytime with a 24/7 out-of-hours order management telephone answering service.

  • Call forwarding

    We make sure every call reaches the right person at the right time. Choose where we route your out-of-hours inbound calls, emails, and chats.

  • Lead qualification

    Save time on dead ends and low-priority conversations. Qualify every opportunity and prioritise the leads that define your bottom line with an out-of-hours call answering service.

  • Industry-specific expertise

    Every industry requires specialist knowledge. When customers call, give them an informed response from professionals who understand their unique requirements.

  • Access your account Anywhere

    Log into your AnswerConnect portal from desktop, mobile browser or the app. View messages, see your usage and adjust your account settings anywhere.

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Professional out-of-hours call answering.

The best call answering service is the one that can handle the unique challenges of your business. Our friendly receptionists are an extension of your firm.

From lead qualification to 24/7 live chat support, they combine efficiency and empathy to give your customers consistently professional service.

  • 1.Let's talk.

    Tell us about your business, your customers and your goals. We work with you
    to create call flows to give your clients the best experience.

  • 2.Start forwarding your calls.

    Our friendly receptionists engage and interact with your leads and customers, 24/7.

  • 3.Stay up-to-date Anywhere.

    See details of your interactions via our app, SMS, or email.

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Who uses an out-of-hours telephone answering service?

  • Medical reception

    Healthcare providers use out-of-hours telephone answering to supplement their in-office staff. Help patients securely book appointments, streamline patient intake and prioritise after-hours emergency calls with a virtual healthcare contact centre.

  • Legal reception

    For lawyers with regular court dates and client meetings, out-of-hours answering keeps you connected without the distractions. Capture new leads while giving existing clients your full attention with a legal out-of-hours call handling service.

  • Finance and Insurance

    Boost client confidence with 24-hour call handling operating with regulatory compliance. Give return callers a personalised greeting and capture the information that fuels your business.

Boost client confidence with 24-hour call handling operating with regulatory compliance. Give return callers a personalised greeting and capture the information that fuels your business.

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Bespoke to your business.

Your business is unique. Your customers expect personalised responses that meet their exact requirements. With your own sector-specialised out-of-hours answering service, customers get industry-standard support whenever they call.

24/7 Live Call Answering

Grow your business today.

Plans & Pricing


  • What is an out-of-hours answering service?Arrow icon

    An out-of-hours answering service is a call answering service that operates outside of your usual business hours. For businesses with an existing dedicated team answering calls during the day, an out-of-hours answering service is essential to ensure callers reach a real person when they call outside of your business hours.

  • How can an out-of-hours answering service help me?Arrow icon

    An out-of-hours answering service gives your business full coverage for customer support. Regardless of the time, customers can reach a friendly professional capable of resolving their queries. In a 24/7 world, your customers expect nothing less!

  • Is your service based out of the UK?Arrow icon

    Yes. Our receptionists are based across the UK. They are trained to answer using your chosen script, in a voice that represents your brand.

  • How do you get to know my business? Arrow icon

    We do what we do best — we listen! Our receptionists work with you to create call flows and scripts to give your clients an on-brand experience every time.

  • How much does an out-of-hours answering service cost? Arrow icon

    Our pricing is based on your call requirements. Check out our plans and find the best out-of-hours answering package for your business.

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Choose your plan.

All plans include 24/7 live answering from
real people.

  • Entry

    150 minutes

    £195 per month

    + £49.99 setup fee

    • Real people, 24/7
    • Basic scripting
    • Desktop & mobile app
  • Best value badge

    250 minutes

    £225 per month

    No setup fee

    • Real people, 24/7
    • Customisable scripting
    • Desktop & mobile app
    • CRM integration
    • Live chat support
  • Standard

    350 minutes

    £375 per month

    + £49.99 setup fee

    • Real people, 24/7
    • Customisable scripting
    • Desktop & mobile app
    • CRM integration
    • Live chat support
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There is no charge for the first 30 interactions under 30 seconds per billing cycle.
All interactions are rounded up to the nearest minute and billed in 1 minute increments.

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