Long time Macintosh telephony developer Parliant introduced a new low-cost product on Monday targeted to the home user. Coming in at $49.95, PhoneValet Home Edition aims to make life for the busy family a little easier.
PhoneValet Home Edition announces callers out loud and delivers voicemail to a user’s email inbox. It also helps the right person answer first, handles junk calls, plays ring tones, dials calls and gives each family member their own mailbox, according to the company.
“Our customers have been asking us how they can bring PhoneValet home from the office,” said Parliant president Kevin Ford. “Now you can eliminate monthly voicemail fees and stop wading through kids’ calls to find your own – your messages track you down wherever you are in the world.”
PhoneValet uses ringtones to identify special callers. You can also teach PhoneValet about repetitive junk callers and it answers them right away, politely declines the call and hangs up.
PhoneValet Home Edition costs $49.95. PhoneValet Anywhere, which adds web access and network call announcements, is $22.50 when purchased at the same time.