This application enables a subscriber’s voicemail to reflect their availability status better: in addition to a default message which is used when this application is inactive, the subscriber can record multiple alternative announcements.
When the subscriber knows they will be unavailable for a period they can enable the application and select the announcement required using a dial-in IVR service, USSD, a smart-phone application or via a web-portal.
A variant of this application allows the subscriber to leave personalised messages for specific callers or groups of callers (identified by their CLI).
This service may be linked with the subscriber’s calendar (e.g. MS Outlook, Google Calendar etc.) to utilise a pre-recorded message based on their calendar status.