What is an AutoAttendant?
Auto-Attendant enables the automatic transfer of callers without the need for an operator or receptionist distributing the calls. Many Auto Attendants will provide an options menu, such as press 1 for sales, 2 for support as well as offering callers the opportunity to “zero out” by pressing an option number (normally “0”) which enables the caller to speak to a “live” person.
Often referred to as automated attendant, auto attendant, autoattendant, AA or virtual receptionist, Auto-Attendants differ from IVRs in that IVRs are a more advanced version of an Auto Attendant and IVRs serve a dual purpose i.e. call distribution and provide the caller with self-service options.