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Virtual reception services for IT & communications

Advanced custom scripting means we can answer your calls, convey confidence and expertise with Level 1 helpdesk support plus triage urgent technical issues. Enhance your reputation by providing 24/7 service your clients can depend on.


We can answer your calls around the clock so clients always have help at hand

Australian-based receptionists

Our local virtual reception teams answer your calls, with overflow support to ensure a fast speed of answer.

24/7 call answering that inspires confidence

After-hours, weekends and public holidays … we proudly provide support to all kinds of tech businesses 24/7.

Helpdesk support with conditional scripting

With your preferred scripts, we manage Level 1 helpdesk support enquiries, raise tickets or route calls to technicians.

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Appointment booking

We schedule appointments in your existing calendar, or input into your CRM, to fit perfectly into your business.

1300 or 1800 numbers

Create a national presence for your information technology business by adding a 1300 or 1800 number.

Virtual office address

Instantly appear larger or expand into new geographical markets by adding a virtual address in a city of your choice.

How our virtual reception service works

We answer in less than 4 rings

We take great pride in answering calls in less than 10 seconds on average, which means you avoid losing frustrated callers to your competitors.

We answer in less than 4 rings

We take great pride in answering calls in less than 10 seconds on average, which means you avoid losing frustrated callers to your competitors.

We answer in less than 4 rings

We take great pride in answering calls in less than 10 seconds on average, which means you avoid losing frustrated callers to your competitors.


Your tools are our tools

On our MyAssistant and MyDiary call answering plans, we’ll use the software you already use – such as your preferred calendar, booking system or CRM – for scheduling appointments or adding new clients.

Constant support 24/7 with reliable call answering

Extend your team by ensuring Level 1 support is readily available around the clock, with triaging of urgent technical issues to ensure clients can connect with a technician when necessary.

Whether you’re an IT support agency, SaaS company, app developer, cyber security firm, cloud service provider, telecommunications specialists or do anything else in the tech space, our virtual reception services offer the ideal solution.

FAQs

Many callers hang up when their call goes to voicemail, so you can miss out on vital conversations or leads.  Ensuring your calls are answered by a live person, increases customer satisfaction, builds loyalty and improves your opportunity to create a rapport and obtain caller details. Live call answering also allows you to screen calls, as you can advise your receptionist to transfer or take messages for only those call types you wish to receive.  Once answered, you can see each message as it’s taken and prioritise who you will call back first. Live call answering increases revenue through better customer connections, reduces costs as you’re not paying for a full time receptionist and helps you to be more efficient with your time.

Yes! OfficeHQ is a privately-owned Australian company. Our head office is on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, with about 90% of our entire Australian team – including our virtual receptionists – based in that region.

Our telecommunications network extends to 66 telephone exchanges, giving us the largest range of local numbers of any Australian virtual reception services provider.

Yes, our receptionist can answer calls you’d usually miss.  You may be on another call or simply unable to answer because you’re busy at the time. Our receptionists will take a detailed message and send to you instantly by email or SMS. Many clients who subscribe to our service are surprised when they learn how many calls they’d been missing prior to having their calls answered by OfficeHQ.

Yes. This is referred to as “call overflow”.

A lot of companies require their phone calls to be answered only when they are unable to take the call themselves. For example, if you step out of the office for an hour or your in-house receptionist goes to lunch, is on leave or is busy on another call and you have multiple calls coming in at the one time.

You can set your business phone number to divert (to the unique local phone number we allocate your business during the Free Trial setup process) only when the phone rings for more than a specified period (such as after 5 rings) or if your line is busy/engaged.

In such instances our receptionists will then answer the phone as if we were in your office. You’re always in control and can relax knowing you will never miss another important call again! 

Transferring calls to OfficeHQ is easy. To have our team of virtual receptionists answer your calls, simply:

  1. Decide whether you wish to forward calls immediately to OfficeHQ (the best solution for most businesses) or have calls forwarded after a delay.
  2. Identify the call forwarding codes for your telecommunications provider. Most providers publish these codes on their websites.
  3. Use the codes to enable your calls to be forwarded to the unique phone number that we’ve allocated to you.

For more information, check out our article Forwarding Your Business Phone to OfficeHQ’s Reception Team, which outlines:

Yes.  Our receptionists are available 24/7 and you can opt-in to receive after hours live call answering on any OfficeHQ subscription.  Without after hours call answering turned on, our receptionists will answer your calls between 8:00am and 6:00pm on weekdays.  If you need after hours call answering, please let us know when you sign up or contact us.

Yes – if you’re on a MyAssistant or MyDiary plan.  For MessageExpress and MyReceptionist plans, calls are always answered by our team in Australia whenever possible – and that’s the case for the majority of calls – with overflow support available from our teams in the UK and the US during unforeseen peaks in call volumes.  This enables us to ensure your calls are always answered as fast as possible, reducing the risk of call abandonment. We know Average Speed of Answer (ASA) is very important to our clients and one of our key differentiators is that we’re able to answer calls in under 10 seconds, on average.

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Complementary business solutions

Phone numbers

Set up virtual inbound numbers for different locations or, if you require a national presence, a 1300 number or free call 1800 number.

Automated messaging

Have voicemails instantly emailed to you both for convenience and to ensure no important communications are ever missed.

Virtual address

Choose a virtual business address to expand your presence geographically, without expensive overheads or the need to relocate.

What our customers love

OfficeHQ has been a game changer … the service was super easy to set up and costs a fraction of what it would to hire a receptionist.
Karl Graf, DreamWalk Apps
We’ve been using OfficeHQ successfully as our inbound call centre for over five years now. We are delighted with the service.
Ger Vloothuis, Vantage Broadband
OfficeHQ has truly set the benchmark for this industry. Price-wise: no other service out there comes close!
Wayne Lewis, The Computer School
We receive some calls after-hours from customers seeking emergency technical support and OfficeHQ’s system enables us to provide prompt assistance as required.
Callex Communications Specialists

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Want to try our call answering services for free?

Put Australia’s leading virtual receptionist solution to the test! We’re ready to answer your phone FREE for 7 days.

Want to try our call answering services for free?

Put Australia’s leading virtual receptionist solution to the test! We’re ready to answer your phone FREE for 7 days.

What does the free trial include?

Our free trial is based on our MyReceptionist service, with Australian-based receptionists able to take messages and transfer calls based on your availability settings.

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