AvailabilityJust set it and forget it
Selling what you have to say with Ether is easy and convenient. You can't always take calls, but you don't want to miss out on paid phone conversations when you're available. Your Availability Manager makes it a snap to stay organized with your time.
What status means on Ether
Just like instant messaging programs, like Yahoo, AIM and MSN Messenger, your Ether status communicates your availability. Your status is automatically set with your schedule when you create your first listing, and prevents calls from coming during the night.
Changing your status
You quickly change your status anytime you want. You'll find a pull-down menu of statuses on the upper right corner of the Ether site, on the My Ether Overview page or the Change Status page. You can also call 1-888-MY-ETHER to manage your availability when you're away from the computer.
When people try to reach you through your Ether Phone Number or Ether Button, Ether acts as your virtual secretary to let them know what your current availability is. Here's more about your three status options:
Here you can view and edit your preferences for each status. For example, you can turn off email notification for Callbacks or turn on Appointments for Arrange Calls via Email.
You can also edit the preferences for a status without changing your current status. For example, your status can be Taking Calls while editing your preferences for Arrange Calls via Email.
Schedule and quiet times
If you want to take calls at specific hours, you can create a schedule that automatically changes your availability daily. Oh by the way, don't worry about people calling you at odd times of the night. By default, your schedule is set to make sure you have "quiet times" from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM in your time zone.
Feel free to edit your schedule if you're a night owl or simply want to update it to work better with your daily life. Under My Ether, click on the Schedule link, then click on Edit Schedule to add or delete blocks of time by day.
Alerts handle the notifications for Callbacks and Appointments. If you select this option, you'll receive an eMail mail from Ether each time a customer requests a Callback or an Appointment.
You can edit your preferences, which will apply to all your listings: