Pay-As-You-Go Answering Service Launches in Canada

(May 30, 2013) WINNIPEG, Canada – AnswerCanada, the first pay-as-you-go answering service exclusively for the Canadian market, is launched! AnswerCanada provides affordable, 24/7/365 answering services with easy, self-service online setup from any web-enabled device. The website is ideal for Canadian small-to-medium-sized businesses or sole proprietors who need the professional touch of a receptionist without the cost of hiring administrative staff. Even better, the service is completely self-administered through the website, and it takes less than an hour to set up.

The customer receives a toll-free number that they can forward to their existing number or use as their main phone line. Professionally trained agents answer calls, capture the messages and deliver them to the customer via text, email or the client’s own online portal. Customers can update their messages in real-time using the internet portal or on Twitter© using the hashtag #AnswerCanada.

AnswerCanada was developed following the success of AnswerAmerica™, a similar service launched three years ago in the USA. AnswerAmerica™ was a cooperative partnership between Gary Pudles of AnswerNet in the USA and James Millman of—the original pay-as-you-go answering service which was a ground-breaking solution in that market.

“We saw the success of this type of service in America, and our Canadian contacts expressed interest. It was a natural progression to offer it in Canada,” says Pudles. “Canadian businesses, especially small businesses, will appreciate the high quality service coupled with the ease of online access and cost-effective pricing.”

The AnswerCanada service is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the former Integrated Messaging Inc. answering service, which is a Canadian company that is part of the AnswerNet family of companies. Telephones are answered by Canadians, and all payments are in Canadian dollars. Any customer can go to and set up an account in just minutes. Pricing starts as low as CAD$20. The greater the initial deposit, the lower the per-call cost. Calls start at CAD$1 per call and scale down as low as CAD$0.80. Clients can also upgrade to premium services at any time, by calling AnswerCanada’s upgrade hotline at 877-207-3114. To learn more about AnswerCanada, visit