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    I am puzzled as to why escorts do not use any kind of answering service. Surely there has to be added value for E-I in running such a service.
    Trying to contact escorts is a major source of agravation for clients. Equally escorts lose a lot of busines when they are not contactable. If I cannot contact an escort, it would be good to know if they were busy for an hour or away for a week.
    There has to be experienced former escorts out there who could take calls when escorts are busy and help to sort out the inadequates from the genuine clients. There is also the security benefit of an escort informing the service that she has met a client and how long she will be busy for.
    The service would not entertain any discussion of services/prices just inform the caller when the escort was likely to be available and offer to take a name/number, so I do not see any legal issues. With modern communications the service could be based anywhere.
    The service could be used for references by recognising phone numbers of clients who had visited other escorts without incident. An escort could put numbers of difficult clients on a barred list.
    Why does this not happen? What am I missing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver View Post
    Surely there has to be added value for E-I in running such a service.
    E-I does not involve itself with any escorts beyond offering advertising services.

    I actually suspect if we ran an answering service or similar that would make our whole business possibly illegal, as it could then be called "organising and controlling prostitution" etc.

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    As well as what Patricia said, I make sure to speak to every client I meet personally, in order to ensure we are both happy with each other, and happy to proceed...
    An answering service could well tell them that and get them to call back, but that's really nothing I can't do with my voicemail...
    So I guess that most girlies like the personal contact before the meet, as I do.

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    In light of everything that happens on this website the idea that passing on a message that someone is busy for an hour or away for a month could lead to a conviction for controlling prostitution is somewhat bizarre.
    If I see a girl that I like, or a regular girl, and their is no reply on the phone I will try elsewhere. If someone intercepts the call and tells me that the girl should have her phone on in an hour or so I will wait.
    The answering service would have no part in arranging meetings. That would be done directly between escort and client as Appoline states. I would agree with the views of Alyssa and others the the escort should have confidence in a level of rapport with the client through a phone conversation prior to meeting.
    I see no reason, though, why the answering service should not maintain a database of known crank callers or difficult clients and warn the escort accordingly. Equally it could have a database of "reference" clients so the escort would know that a particular prospective client had been approved by another escort. I also think that checking in regularly with the service would leave the escorts less isolated and more secure.
    The answering service could be operated by anyone, not neccessarily E-I. However, my experience of escorts is that they tend to be paranoid about others stealing their clients and it would be easier for E-I to engender confidence in the service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver View Post
    In light of everything that happens on this website the idea that passing on a message that someone is busy for an hour or away for a month could lead to a conviction for controlling prostitution is somewhat bizarre.
    Strange but true I'm afraid.

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    Yeah, no one ever claimed the law relating to escorting was logical, sensible or good!

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    Having been given grief in the past about not answering my phone, its still a sore point...

    However, I don't know anyone I could A) Ask to answer my phone - not many people I know actually know what I do an B) You need experience to field to Q & A from clients, they would have to know me very well to know what services I do and don't offer.

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    Unfortunately I feel this area is a bit of a minefield. Another problem might be, if you got somebody else to answer you phone, a lot of clients might question whether you are truly an independent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor of Manchester View Post
    Having been given grief in the past about not answering my phone, its still a sore point...

    However, I don't know anyone I could A) Ask to answer my phone - not many people I know actually know what I do an B) You need experience to field to Q & A from clients, they would have to know me very well to know what services I do and don't offer.

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    I always thought that the obvious choice was a retired escort as she would usually be good on the phone and have a good ability to discriminate between the genuine clients and wasters. All you need is someone to say "this is Taylors answering service. She is busy until about 5pm. Would you like to call then or can I take a message" or "she is taking a short break and will be back on the 15th"
    You would expect the woman to recognise regular clients and, perhaps, arrange a date subject to confirmation by yourself.
    I do not think that this will be confused with an agency as they would answer "Taylor is not here but we do have the gorgeous.........."
    I think that there is added security for an independant in knowing, and being known to have someone that knows where you are and is expecting a call from you at a fixed time.
    A woman could provide an economical service as she could work for a small number of escorts. I know that most escorts are paranoid but you would very quickly know if any clients were being poached.

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