A: You could certainly do that, as the monetary cost is basically non existent. However, the professional cost, you maybe surprised to know, is very high. Voicemail was a great invention for when answering machines and pagers were heavily used to communicate and transfer information, but now current studies clearly show that 80% of callers hang up when they get to voicemail and move on to the next call. A 20% loss to your bottom line is bad enough, but an 80% loss is getting close to lights out. A professional virtual receptionist starting at $89 is definitely worth the investment.