Answering Services, founded in 1928, is one of the first 24-hour call centers in Michigan. The company has expanded over the years with branches throughout Detroit s metro area. In 1994, the company added state-of-the-art telemessaging system software and network hardware. It maintains a trained staff to provide telemessaging services to its clients. Answering Service is a locally owned and operated company. Its call centers are located in Southfield, Waterford, St. Clair Shores and Lincoln Park, Mich. It has a network of local phone numbers, and has also served clients from throughout the country through the use of toll-free numbers. It handles communication needs through the use of its live answering service, voice mail, paging, e-mail and fax services. It offers various message delivery options to meet individual needs of its clients, including text paging to cell phone or pager, numeric paging service, e-mail delivery, and fax delivery.