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Business Hours Routing

Your calls when and where you need them.

  • Simple business-hours and after-hours routing solution for SMEs
  • Customise when and where you get calls and improve your work-life balance
  • Take care of every call and opportunity even after you leave the office

To use this feature, you will need to have or buy an Zintel number.

What is Business Hours Routing?

Choose how your calls get answered after hours.

Automatically direct calls depending on the time. Send callers to one answering point during business hours and another one after hours. Combine this feature with our Voice to Email feature or a Virtual Call Centre, and you get work-life balance without missing a single enquiry.

Why use Business Hours Routing?

Serve your customers without sacrificing downtime.

Automated call diversion

Capture every opportunity whether you’re in the office or at home. Business hours routing automates your call diversion. Before and after hours, incoming calls go to your chosen answering point or service.

Affordable call management option

Easily switch between business hours and after hours call options. Send calls to one of your two set answering points during open hours.

Stop taking calls in your downtime

Bring back work-life balance. Combine call diversion with features like voice-to-email or call alerts. Keep your finger on the pulse without disrupting personal or family time.

How does it work?

Get two answering points for your virtual number.

Who uses Call Overflow Least Recent?

Small businesses who need a simple way to manage calls.

I no longer lose a potential lead when I don’t want to pick up the phone. And I can easily follow up enquiries the next day – or when it suits me.
Zintel Customer

Zintel Customer Case Study

Andrew runs a plumbing business on the lower north shore. He likes to use his mobile for answering his calls, but wants to separate his business and personal life. Zintel’s Business Hours Routing allows him to answer his 0508 number calls on his mobile from 7am-4pm while he’s working.

Then once he’s finished work, calls go straight to voicemail and he also receives Call Alert via SMS with the details of the caller for later follow-up. Andrew found that it gave him back his personal time.

Andrew's Zintel Plans
Plan Type Ultimate Value Plan
Advanced Call Features Silver Pack
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A smart business decision you won’t regret.


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Need help getting started? Call us on 0800 946 835

Features Compatibility

Compatibility with inbound numbers.

Available with

0800 Number

0800 number is more memorable, more professional, and more attractive for prospective customers.

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Available with

0508 Number

0508 number gives your business a greater competitive edge, enabling your customers to call you toll-free.

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Available with

Word Number

Word Number are 0800 numbers0508 numbers or 0800 numbers followed by a word, such as 0800 zintel or 0508 service.

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Available with

Local Virtual Number

Local numbers allow you to tailor your phone number for different geographic locations, so you appear as a local wherever you advertise.

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Our Business Hours Routing feature includes just the two. We find this is perfect for most small businesses. If you need more options, you’ll love our Roster Routing or Time and Day-Based Routing, as these allow you to add more answering points.

Yes, you can. You’ll get built-in reports with details on all your calls. Our customers love using these reports to measure their marketing ROI. You can access your reports via your My Zintel portal.

All Zintel plans include 1 free change every month. If you need additional changes within 1 month, we will charge $10 per change. If you need something more complex, we can provide you with a quote.

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