Sending Automated Phone Calls to a List of People

Sending automated phone calls to a list of people is both easy and inexpensive. You only need three things to make it happen.

1)  A list of phone numbers in a digital file. For example, an Excel database file.

2)  A message you can record, either over the phone or on a digital file such as .wav.

3)  A reliable service bureau (like us) that has the capacity to handle your job and is easy to work with.

Automated calls is one of our core services here at Monarch Broadcast and we're standing by to serve you with the latest online technology that makes it all possible.  You can get more specific information here:  http://www.monarchbroadcast.com/phone_broadcasting.html

As long as you are sending an "informational" message involving such things as appointment reminders, schedules, event announcements, emergency closings, college and school alerts, and other news, you should be safe from the new federal regulations that prohibit sending recorded telemarketing calls without first obtaining permission from those you are calling. The new regulations are much stricter than the national Do Not Call list. If you are in doubt, you can check with an attorney, knowledgeable source, or look up the new federal regulations regarding automated phone calls on the Internet.

Preparing your list is rather straightforward. You need to include the 10 digit phone number, including the area code, in a single database column. You can also include your other information such as names, addresses, etc., in other columns. That may help you identify what numbers were successfully reached when you receive your job report after it is completed.

Recording your message over the phone is easy. When you work with your automated phone call service bureau or provider, you may be given the choice of either launching your own job on a do-it-yourself basis, or having them do all the work. Some providers will offer to do the work for you at no additional cost. If you do-it-yourself, chances are you will either call a designated number that will record the message, or the system will call you. (You will control this via an online webpage or interface.) Before you record, write, rewrite and practice reading your script several times. You'll also have an opportunity to listen to your recording and, if you don't like it, you'll have the option of doing another recording -- as often as you need to get it right. Be sure to record over a landline phone and not a cell phone or VOIP connection which may distort the quality of the recording.

It's important to identify yourself and make sure you have your provider put in the correct Caller ID information so your recipients can see where you are calling from.

The rates you pay can be based on the quantity of phone numbers you have in your list (per dial) or the number of successfully delivered messages (per minute.) There are pros and cons to each, but generally speaking, paying on a per minute basis is best, especially if you have a questionable list of numbers that may not be entirely accurate or up to date. A list is considered a good list if 85% of the numbers on it can be reached with either a live person or an answering machine picking up incoming calls.

Overall, you'll find sending automated calls to a list of phone numbers can be one of the most effective and least expensive ways to communicate with a large group of people. You may be calling dozens, or tens of thousands. But big or small, you'll enjoy the convenience of getting your message out in minutes without the need to purchase expensive hardware of equipment. You don't even need any special software. The system is in place and ready to use.

Automated Dialed Phone Calls: A Powerful Way to Deliver Your Message

Automated phone dialing, also called phone broadcasting or blast voicemail, is one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways to send pre-recorded notifications to a large number of people. In fact, you don't even need to buy any equipment or software. Our services here at Monarch Broadcast are available now and we have the automation technology set up to handle your calls.

You can reach us at 888-387-8636 or visit our product page here for more valuable information: http://www.monarchbroadcast.com/phone_broadcasting.html

Organizations and businesses are outsourcing their automated dialing projects to service bureaus on a pay-as-you-go basis because buying an automated dialing system can be expensive, and even more costly to maintain. And that doesn't even count the monthly expenses for phone lines. Using an automated dialer service or vendor enables you to take advantage of the technology without the need for any overhead expenses. You get an account set up at no cost, and as soon as you supply your message and phone numbers, you call can go out immediately.

Placing phone calls with an automated dialer is a regulated industry and the government has placed restrictions on sending pre-recorded messages. For example, it is unlawful to sell a product or service using a pre-recorded message unless the person you are calling has already given you written consent. So telemarketing is off limits. However, sending informational messages is perfect legal. For example, product updates or recalls, school weather or emergency closings, financial reports, schedule or appointment reminders or notifications.

Today's technology can process thousands of calls per minute. Not only that, but today's automated dialing systems can differentiate between someone who picks up the phone (a live answer) from a voicemail or answering machine. If someone answers the phone, your message will be played immediately. On the other hand, if the system detects a recorded greeting, it will automatically wait for the beep to leave a message. Many users believe that calling during the day and leaving messages on voicemail is preferable to interrupting someone's dinner or routine during the evening, especially considering that the message recipient can listen to the recording at their convenience.

Phone lists are easily managed in standard database formats such as Excel, and can be transferred quickly by emailing or uploading to a provider's web interface. The actual voice message can be easily recorded over the phone. Be sure to use a high quality hardline phone to record your message, since cell phone connections can become distorted.

Overall, if you need to get information out quickly to a targeted group it would be hard to beat the ease and low cost of automated dialing. Broadcasting over the phone is a highly effective way to reach hundreds, even thousands, in minutes with important alerts and notices. Email works too, but not everyone checks it regularly. However, most everyone these days is carrying a phone and can be conveniently reached.

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Auto Calling Can Get Your Messages Out Quickly

Auto calling is one of our core services here at Monarch Broadcast Messaging and we are happy to answer any questions you may have by calling us at 888-387-8636.

Auto calling, also known as automated robo calls or phone blasting, is a technology that can dial thousands of phone numbers at once and deliver a pre-recorded message to recipients. Messages can be delivered to people who answer live or they can be left on voicemail or answering machines for later retrieval.

Everyone you need is online, so there is no need for any special equipment or software to send alerts over the phone. Everything can be accomplished in four easy steps, once you establish an account with a service bureau:

1) Prepare a list of numbers, including area codes, on a database spreadsheet such as Excel. The better you prepare your list, the more success you'll have in reaching people. Once your list is done, you can simply email it to your auto calling provider.

2) Decide what phone number you want to use for your Caller ID. Where do you want to show the call is coming from?

3) Write your script. What kind of message do you want to convey? Is it an urgent message? A reminder for an appointment? Explaining what time a service or delivery will be made? A political call?

4) Record your message. You can record right over the phone with your provider, or email an audio file.

That's it. Your auto calling service provider can handle the rest. Just set the time you want your job to go out, and your calls can be delivered in a matter of minutes.

It's important to keep in mind that, in general, new federal laws make it illegal to use auto calling technology to send sales or telemarketing messages unless you have express written permission from those people you are sending the message to. Political robo calling is permissible, unless otherwise prohibited by state law. The federal government also allows "informational" calls such as appointment reminders or alert notifications.

Auto calling is a very powerful medium, and if used incorrectly, it can backfire on users who turn a welcomed call into an intrusion. Be careful on how you use the service. It can be the most cost effective and fastest way to get messages out, but on the other hand, it can also cause consternation. So approach your project carefully and with expert advice. Just follow a few simple rules and you'll discover how easy it is to take your messages to the masses.

You can get more valuable information about auto calling services here: http://www.monarchbroadcast.com/phone_broadcasting.html

GOTV - Get Out the Vote - Campaign Robocalls Reach Voters

Candidates or their spokespeople can send out pre-recorded messages via phone to thousands of voters simultaneously for a fraction of what it would cost to send campaign literature through the mail.

You can learn more about using Monarch Broadcast GOTV robocalls to your advantage here:  http://www.monarchbroadcast.com/political_robo_calls

GOTV (Get Out the Vote) robocalls are a valuable campaign tool for candidates who are looking for a targeted and inexpensive method to remind voters about election information. 

Fact is, people do really forget to vote and the United States has one of the lowest voting rates in the free world hovering around 50% at a time when many European countries average well over 80% turnouts.

Political candidates running for office only need a phone list, usually obtained from their local or state election board or commission, and a script which can be recorded over the phone. The vast majority of states legally allow candidates to use robocalling, despite other restrictions such as the national Do Not Call list.

There are some "best practices" which candidates should use to avoid having a robocall campaign backfire. GOTV robocalling is a very powerful technology, which if abused, can easily become and uninvited intrusion into voters' lives. That's why it is very important that the technology is used effectively and sparingly.

Here are several rules of thumb that candidates and their managers need to keep in mind:

First, keep your recorded message to 30 seconds or less. If you are responding to a last minute attack, you can go longer, but it's best to go short and be upbeat. For example, "Hi, this is Tom Jones and I wanted to offer a last reminder about tomorrow's election. Thank you for the wonderful support you've given me during the campaign, and I look forward to serving you as your new State representative. Thank you again and remember to vote for Tom Jones."

Second, send your message during the daytime hours and not in the evening. The object is to leave as many messages on answering machines or voicemail as you can. Is it less disruptive and you will disturb fewer people in the process, especially eating dinner or what they consider family time. Moreover, they can listen to the message at their convenience.

Remember, most robocall services are capable of delivering a message to both a live answer (when someone says, "Hello.") or an answering machine. The technology is about 85% accurate in determining the difference. You can even deliver a different pre-recorded message to a live answer than you would for an answering machine, but the vast majority of candidates use the same message for both.

Third, when it comes to recording your message -- practice, practice, practice. It usually takes four to five rewrites of the script to get it to where you want, and then candidates need to practice reading it aloud several times to feel comfortable with it. Doing a good phone message recording is just as important as doing a recording for television or radio. In fact, it might be more important, because your message will be targeted and delivered to prime voters, unlike radio or television ads which are played to people who won't or can't vote in most cases.

Overall, a GOTV robocall campaign can prove to be very effective in political campaigns to get out the vote, while enhancing name recognition and voter interest. The key is to use the technology wisely by following a few simple rules.

 

Auto Calling - Automated Robo Calls Get Alerts Out Quickly


Auto calling, also known as automated robo calls or phone blasting, is a technology provided by Monarch Broadcast Messaging that can dial thousands of phone numbers at once and deliver a pre-recorded message to recipients. Messages can be delivered to people who answer live or they can be left on voicemail or answering machines for later retrieval.

Auto calling is initiated "in the cloud," in other words, online. So there is no need for any special equipment or software to send alerts over the phone. Everything can be accomplished in four easy steps, once you establish an account with a service bureau:

1) Prepare a list of numbers, including area codes, on a database spreadsheet such as Excel. The better you prepare your list, the more success you'll have in reaching people. Once your list is done, you can simply email it to your auto calling provider.

2) Decide what phone number you want to use for your Caller ID. Where do you want to show the call is coming from?

3) Write your script. What kind of message do you want to convey? Is it an urgent message? A reminder for an appointment? Explaining what time a service or delivery will be made? A political call?

4) Record your message. You can record right over the phone with your provider, or email an audio file.

That's it. Your auto calling service provider can handle the rest. Just set the time you want your job to go out, and your calls can be delivered in a matter of minutes.

It's important to keep in mind that, in general, new federal laws make it illegal to use auto calling technology to send sales or telemarketing messages unless you have express written permission from those people you are sending the message to. Political robo calling is permissible, unless otherwise prohibited by state law. The federal government also allows "informational" calls such as appointment reminders or alert notifications.

Auto calling is a very powerful medium, and if used incorrectly, it can backfire on users who turn a welcomed call into an intrusion. Be careful on how you use the service. It can be the most cost effective and fastest way to get messages out, but on the other hand, it can also cause consternation. So approach your project carefully and with expert advice. Just follow a few simple rules and you'll discover how easy it is to take your messages to the masses.

You can get more valuable information about auto calling services here:

Telephone Broadcasting Sends Recorded Messages to Phones


In the cloud services from Monarch Broadcast Messaging can simultaneously and automaticallly send thousands of recorded messages over the phone. The calls consist of pre-recorded messages that can be used for alerts, notifications, and other informational purposes.

Generally, most organizations that have a need to do telephone broadcasting, outsource the responsibilities to a service bureau like Monarch Broadcast to avoid purchasing any hardware or software. Outsourcing also enables customers to use "pay-as-you-go" pricing plans that eliminate the need to maintain expensive overhead such as expensive dialers and installed telephone lines, which could sit idle most of the time.

Another advantage to outsourcing is a greater capacity. Service bureaus generally have much more capacity to handle high volume jobs and can process calls more quickly by broadcasting several jobs at the same time. Simply, the service providers have many more outbound lines than a inhouse broadcasting system.

If you are looking for a company that can handle your telephone broadcasts, you should be aware of new Federal Trade Commission regulations that prohibit the use of auto dialers for commercial telemarketing purposes unless you've received the written permission from those you are calling. These new rules supercede the national Do Not Call list and say that if you are selling something you are prevented from using pre-recorded messages unless you've received permission.

However, "informational" and political calls are legal in most areas and can be used to get out appointment reminders, schedule cancellations, delivery notices, emergency alerts, school closings, and campaign announcements. There are any number of applications, including financial broker updates and reports, that are permitted as long as customers want to receive those calls.

Sending a telephone broadcast is simple and easy. Just email your phone number list in a common spreadsheet such as Excel to the service bureau and record your message over the phone. Tell the bureau when you want your job to go out and that's it. Be sure to keep your message short and to the point, and be sure to identify yourself and use a working Caller ID number which your service bureau will automatically insert in your account.

You can also ask for reports that will specify which numbers were reached and how long each connection was. You can use the reports to also delete disconnected and non-working numbers to keep your list clean and up to date.

When it comes to choosing a telephone broadcasting company, the cheapest is not always the best. You want to make sure that they have a reliable system that correctly reports deliverability rates. Overall, you'll find the technology is extremely effective in sending messages to targeted audiences for a fraction of what other mediums cost.

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Mass Calling Service Blasts Voicemail Notifications Instantly

Outsourcing your mass calling to Monarch Broadcast is usually your best bet. Not only can you start immediately, but there is no need to buy expensive hardware, software or phone lines. Everything is already set up and you only need to tap into the existing service.

Mass calling services can blast notifications to hundreds or thousands of people in minutes. It is the fastest, least expensive, and easiest way of delivering information to a group of people.

Mass, or automated calling is referred to many ways. Some other terms used to label the technology are: phone blast, call blast, phone broadcasting, voice broadcasting and robo calls. Very simply, the service enables you to email, or upload online, a database of phone numbers you want to reach. Then you can email a voice recording of your message, either in a file, or more easily, you can just record it over the phone. The service bureau will then pair your recording with your list of phone numbers and launch your job at the time you specify.

Using mass calling can be illegal in the United States under certain circumstances. For example, you cannot sell a product or service by sending pre-recorded phone messages unless you have the written permission of the person you are calling. On the other hand, sending "informational" messages is permitted. For example, sending reminders for meetings, events, deadlines or appointments is perfectly acceptable. Some companies send out thousands of automated calls to individuals who want to receive financial updates on stocks and securities. Colleges can send messages to incoming students for payment reminders, or alumni for event or athletic schedules. There are an unlimited number of automated call applications that are used on a daily basis.

When choosing a automated calling service, you should consider several options. Does the service bureau offer you the opportunity to launch your own job with an online log-in and interface? Will they launch it for you at no additional cost? What kind of report can you expect to receive after your job is completed? Will you be able to see how and when your message was delivered, or not?

You may discover a wide difference in how service bureaus are set-up to accept payment from you. Many will require you to pay in advance before your job is sent. You'll purchase a set number of minutes and use those minutes until they are exhausted. Other vendors will just charge your credit card for whatever the cost of the job is, after it is sent. Some vendors will charge you per phone number, while others will charge you on a per minute basis. Usually, the per minute basis is best because you only pay for what you actually use and you are not charged for calls that do not get through, either because of busies, no answers or disconnected phone numbers.

You should also know that your calls can be delivered to BOTH people who answer the phone and to voicemail answering systems if they don't answer -- so either way, your message will get delivered.

Overall, you'll find mass automated calling services an amazing way to get information out quickly and inexpensively. Everyone is connected to a phone these days and most are within arm's length of their cell. Unlike email which can get lost in spam filters or never opened, automated calling can deliver your message effectively, helping you get the best results.

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Sending Automated Phone Calls to a List of People -- Monarch Broadcast

You only need three things to send automated phone calls:

1)  A list of phone numbers in a digital file. For example, an Excel database file. 
2)  A message you can record, either over the phone or on a digital file such as .wav. 
3)  A reliable service bureau, such as Monarch Broadcast Messaging, that has the capacity to handle your job and is easy to work with.

Sending automated phone calls to a list of people is both easy and inexpensive.  We can help!

As long as you are sending an "informational" message involving such things as appointment reminders, schedules, event announcements, emergency closings, college and school alerts, and other news, you should be safe from the new federal regulations that prohibit sending recorded telemarketing calls without first obtaining permission from those you are calling. The new regulations are much stricter than the national Do Not Call list. If you are in doubt, you can check with an attorney, knowledgeable source, or look up the new federal regulations regarding automated phone calls on the Internet.

Preparing your list is rather straightforward. You need to include the 10 digit phone number, including the area code, in a single database column. You can also include your other information such as names, addresses, etc., in other columns. That may help you identify what numbers were successfully reached when you receive your job report after it is completed.

Recording your message over the phone is easy. When you work with your automated phone call service bureau or provider, you may be given the choice of either launching your own job on a do-it-yourself basis, or having them do all the work. Some providers will offer to do the work for you at no additional cost. If you do-it-yourself, chances are you will either call a designated number that will record the message, or the system will call you. (You will control this via an online webpage or interface.) Before you record, write, rewrite and practice reading your script several times. You'll also have an opportunity to listen to your recording and, if you don't like it, you'll have the option of doing another recording -- as often as you need to get it right. Be sure to record over a landline phone and not a cell phone or VOIP connection which may distort the quality of the recording.

It's important to identify yourself and make sure you have your provider put in the correct Caller ID information so your recipients can see where you are calling from.

The rates you pay can be based on the quantity of phone numbers you have in your list (per dial) or the number of successfully delivered messages (per minute.) There are pros and cons to each, but generally speaking, paying on a per minute basis is best, especially if you have a questionable list of numbers that may not be entirely accurate or up to date. A list is considered a good list if 85% of the numbers on it can be reached with either a live person or an answering machine picking up incoming calls.

Overall, you'll find sending automated calls to a list of phone numbers can be one of the most effective and least expensive ways to communicate with a large group of people. You may be calling dozens, or tens of thousands. But big or small, you'll enjoy the convenience of getting your message out in minutes without the need to purchase expensive hardware of equipment. You don't even need any special software. The system is in place and ready to use.

You can get more valuable information about sending automated calls here:

Auto Dialed Phone Calls -- Monarch Broadcast Messaging

Organizations and businesses are outsourcing their automated dialing projects to Monarch Broadcast Messaging, on a pay-as-you-go basis, because buying an automated dialing system can be expensive, and even more costly to maintain.

Automated dial phone calling, also called phone broadcasting or blast voicemail, is one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways to send pre-recorded notifications to a large number of people. In fact, you don't even need to buy any equipment or software. Services are readily available that have the automation technology set up to handle your calls.

And that doesn't even count the monthly expenses for phone lines. Using an automated dialer service or vendor enables you to take advantage of the technology without the need for any overhead expenses. You get an account set up at no cost, and as soon as you supply your message and phone numbers, you call can go out immediately.

Placing phone calls with an automated dialer is a regulated industry and the government has placed restrictions on sending pre-recorded messages. For example, it is unlawful to sell a product or service using a pre-recorded message unless the person you are calling has already given you written consent. So telemarketing is off limits. However, sending informational messages is perfect legal. For example, product updates or recalls, school weather or emergency closings, financial reports, schedule or appointment reminders or notifications.

Today's technology can process thousands of calls per minute. Not only that, but today's automated dialing systems can differentiate between someone who picks up the phone (a live answer) from a voicemail or answering machine. If someone answers the phone, your message will be played immediately. On the other hand, if the system detects a recorded greeting, it will automatically wait for the beep to leave a message. Many users believe that calling during the day and leaving messages on voicemail is preferable to interrupting someone's dinner or routine during the evening, especially considering that the message recipient can listen to the recording at their convenience.

Phone lists are easily managed in standard database formats such as Excel, and can be transferred quickly by emailing or uploading to a provider's web interface. The actual voice message can be easily recorded over the phone. Be sure to use a high quality hardline phone to record your message, since cell phone connections can become distorted.

Overall, if you need to get information out quickly to a targeted group it would be hard to beat the ease and low cost of automated dialing. Broadcasting over the phone is a highly effective way to reach hundreds, even thousands, in minutes with important alerts and notices. Email works too, but not everyone checks it regularly. However, most everyone these days is carrying a phone and can be conveniently reached.

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