24/7 Dispatching Services

Improve operational efficiency with reliable 24/7 omni-channel dispatching and support.

No matter the industry – timely customer service and response is paramount to ensuring your continued success and maintaining your company’s reputation.

Sometimes the only thing that sets a business apart from its competition is its reputation, and customer service is a crucial part of maintaining a positive one.

At AnswerFirst, we’re not HVAC technicians, tax accountants, or roofers. But we learned early on that we can excel when we focus on what we’re good at, and that’s providing amazing customer service experiences through convenient, streamlined 24/7 live answering and dispatching.

Reliable & Persistent Message Delivery

Whether by phone calls, emails, SMS or if necessary, carrier pigeon, we get messages delivered. With date and time stamp service, you never again have to question or be questioned why an important message or call for help was not acted upon.

  • We Utilize Robust 24/7 On-Call Schedules

    Our technologically advanced on-call schedules allow for many variables, each configured to your 24/7 needs. On-call schedules can include as many or as little personnel as needed.

  • We Follow The Schedule We’re Provided 24/7

    We take all pertinent information from callers and do not stop until messages have been delivered to on-call personnel. You have access to change or add to the on-call schedule anytime utilizing our 24/7 customer portal.

  • We Contact On-Call Team Members Using Preferred Methods

    Preferred contact methods can be changed based on specific preference, the time of day, the day of week, the type of message, etc.

Our Reviews Show How We’re Different

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4.8 Stars - Based on 309 User Reviews

  • All About You Avatar

    As an event management company who is always on the go, it is important to ensure the phone lines are covered. Answer First handles all of our calls so that we never miss a clients call. Thank you for the great service!

    All About You
  • David Harris Avatar

    I have used this company for nearly a decade. They are honest, reliable, provide excellent service, and always strive to do even better. Highly recommend AnswerFirst!

    David Harris
  • tracy lobertini Avatar

    We are very pleased with the service we have received. The entire team at Answer First has been delightful. We are a small business and do not have a full time weekend staff. This solution allows us to provide service to our clients and callers without the expense of having to staff the office on weekends.

    tracy lobertini
  • rpmp Avatar

    Honestly, could not ask for more! They are the best answering service we have ever had and priced extremely fair!

    rpmp
  • Gabrielle Short Avatar

    Our client support specialist, Aimee, addresses our questions and concerns immediately. We've been impressed with the wonderful customer service offered by Answer First!

    Gabrielle Short
  • Jesse P. Grote Avatar

    I have been using them for about a month for my property management business and they have been great. The operators are courteous and professional. My business has been running smoother with them!

    Jesse P. Grote
  • Steven Kollander Avatar

    I had been with another answering service for twenty years prior to signing up with you. They don't even hold a candle to you. You are great.

    Steven Kollander
  • Teri Bennett Avatar

    We have been using AF for a few years now and we love working w/them. They customized our account to fit our special needs from day 1. They respond immediately to any issues and ALWAYS follow through to make sure we are happy w/our service. The staff is professional and we could not ask for better service.

    Teri Bennett
  • Matt Lentz Avatar

    AnswerFirst has been absolutely fantastic to work with! Professional, courteous, and very detail oriented. I'd highly recommend Aimee and her team!

    Matt Lentz

You’ll Love Our Features And Pricing

100% U.S. Based

No Overseas Call Centers

Our Customer Service Professionals are all U.S. based.

Volume Discounts

Your Rate Decreases As Usage Increases

You are always billed at the lowest rate possible – automatically.

True 24/7/365 Service

No Hidden Fees For 24/7 Coverage

No additional charges for after-hours, weekend and holiday service.

One Second Billing

True One Second Billing

No rounding up to the nearest minute – pay only for what you use.

24/7 Dispatching Services For Businesses In Every Industry

We’re experienced in handling service and dispatch protocols for all industries. Whether you’re an HVAC business with after-hours service call needs or a healthcare company who needs ER dispatching, we’ve got you covered.

With AnswerFirst, you can utilize and access any of your business communication channels for dispatching with our 24/7/365 live omni-channel support.

Having access to a variety of communication methods is a crucial aspect of customer support and service. Customers are no longer limited to placing phone calls in order to request an on-call technician. And, with AnswerFirst’s omni-channel support, customers can also use email, text, or reach out via social media and messenger chatbot.

No matter how customers choose to engage and request a service, we’re committed to not only answering their queries, but we’re also committed to providing consistent customer service across all communication channels, so our clients’ customers are never confused or frustrated by a lack of options or responses.

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Comparing Different Answering Services?

Choosing the dispatching service that’s right for your business is a major decision. We’ve prepared a simple checklist you can use to compare services. Use this free guide to learn what questions you need to ask while shopping.

Outsourcing Your Dispatching Makes Sense

The majority of our clients come to us because like most successful businesses, they have far more work than they can handle, and not enough time or qualified personnel to get it done.

Using an in-house 24/7/365 call center to handle customer service and dispatch needs is very costly. Large, busy companies often have so many calls coming in, but not enough people, or qualified people, to answer those calls and field queries. When this happens, companies will often raise prices to compensate.

Outsourcing 24/7 dispatching results in streamlined and efficient processes, while reducing costs.

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Make Your Customers Happy While Improving Efficiency & Reducing Costs

  • Stop putting customers on-hold during high-volume call periods.
  • Ensure that customers will always have access to reliable customer service, regardless of the day or time.
  • Provide customers with improved service experiences since AnswerFirst Customer Service Professionals are specialized, experienced, and trained.
  • Significantly reduce training overhead.
  • Improve employee performance levels and engagement by letting them focus on their primary jobs.

Trusted by Thousands Of Businesses

When You Can’t Focus On What You Do Best, Things Go Wrong

Perhaps you’ve run into these types of problems trying to run 24/7 customer service calls yourself:

  • Other parts of your business suffer.
  • It takes you much longer to resolve issues.
  • The result isn’t very good.

The bottom line is, businesses risk alienating customers when they are unable to answer customers’ questions and resolve issues in a prompt, efficient manner.

Handling your own after-hours service calls means you either have to employ someone to work during non-business hours, or you have to hope that your employees answer professionally and promptly when they’re on call. Your business can suffer when you don’t have the right people for the right job.

But when you outsource dispatch, you’re prioritizing the parts of your business that are vital to maintaining your company’s reputation and improving your operating efficiency.

You probably already outsource plenty of crucial business components, features, and processes. Outsourcing your customer service calls and after-hours dispatch is the same as when you’d outsource for web development, copywriting, or accounting. By outsourcing, you’re taking back valuable hours in the day to work on and focus on what’s important to you, and what you’re good at.

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Utilizing AnswerFirst’s 24/7 call center for dispatching is the best way to make sure that your clients get the service they need when they need it.

Customer service done the right way is one of the most powerful forces in today’s business world.

At AnswerFirst, we’ve made it our top priority to bring streamlined, efficient customer service and 24/7 dispatch to companies of all sizes and industries.

We’ve been in the customer service industry for more than 20 years, and our efforts have been recognized and awarded by the Tampa Bay Times, Inc. 5000, Fortune and the Tampa Bay Business Journal, to name a few.

When you partner with AnswerFirst for your 24/7 live dispatch, our Customer Service Professionals will respond to all requests from your clients and customers 24/7. They’re trained to route those requests through whatever protocols you specify, so the process is customized to your unique business needs.

With AnswerFirst 24/7 live dispatching services, you don’t have to worry about your customer and business needs being shoved into a “one-size-fits-all” service and dispatch protocol. After all, your business is unique, and your customer service and dispatch protocols should reflect that.

Do you need multiple team members to be called, messaged, or emailed in a specific order, each time a customer requests a service? No problem.

We can accommodate any workflows you specify. Your account workflow is configured according to your specifications, and our CSPs are guaranteed to follow your account handling instructions flawlessly, and consistently.

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