Until now, ICM 2000 for Mac has only been available as a customized product for Cincinnati Bell customers, but is now being released as a monthly subscription product at US$5.95 a month, or $4.95 a month for a one year contract. The product is installed on a customer’s Macintosh, but the service can be activated and deactivated by InfoInterActive.
“Just think of it as an alternative to a second phone line,” company communications officer Ayngelina Brogan told MacCentral. “ICM 2000 notifies subscribers of incoming calls with an interactive pop-up window that displays the caller’s name, phone number, city and state. Customers can answer incoming calls, transfer them to another phone number such as a cell phone or acknowledge them with one of two personal pre-recorded messages.”
Users can also ignore calls in complete privacy or transfer them to voice mail. In addition, users can Open Door — “Buzz” in visitors who call you from the lobby of an appartment building without having to severe an ongoing Internet Connection. ICM can be used with a Call Forwarding service or without, Brogan said.
Internet Call Manager provides a free trial of eight call notifications for customers wanting to test the service.