VoiceNation is Called on Again to Provide Stephen Colbert's Atone Phone

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The Colbert Nation apparently has a lot of apologizing to do this year. When Stephen Colbert unveiled his infamous Atone Phone 1-888-OOPSJEW on Wednesday night, thousands of callers flooded the lines to apologize for their sins against him.

"VoiceNation can handle anything, even 40,000 Colbert fans. And don't you forget it!" Comedy Central

The Atonement hotline, 1-888-OOPSJEW, is a real working toll free number, where Stephen Colbert has made it an annual event of recognizing the Jewish High Holy Days by giving is viewers an opportunity to apologize to him personally during their Ten Days of Repentance between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Callers who choose the OOPSJEW option are greeted by Stephen Colbert himself who records a message to his callers asking them to leave their apology to him stating how they have wronged him in the previous year. Colbert then chooses a handful of messages to play on a future show.

The phone number, 1-888-OOPSJEW is a real working phone number supported by VoiceNation. A leading provider of voicemail, Virtual PBX and live answering service. Producers of the Colbert Report have been working with VoiceNation engineers for four years in a row now to host the Atonement Hotline. VoiceNation was chosen due to their ability to handle high call volumes associated with TV and Radio spots. VoiceNation's proprietary technology allows the hotline to take thousands of calls and voice messages in very short time period.

Four years ago VoiceNation was asked to quickly reserve the phone number 1-888-OOPS-JEW for Colbert's upcoming show the following night where Colbert would unveil the atone phone for the first time. VoiceNation was able to quickly deliver the service without a hitch. Ever since then, producers of the Colbert Report have been getting more and more creative using the same phone number to come up with funny voicemail greetings using alternate spellings of the number including 1-888-MOPS-KEY and 1-888-MOSS-LEW. This year a fourth option was added using 1-888-MOS-PLEX, making fun of a low rent cinema.

About VoiceNation:

Located in Atlanta, GA, VoiceNation is one of the few voicemail, virtual PBX, and phone system hosts in the country that can handle high volume call activity as well as provide unlimited messages and fax capabilities. VoiceNation is regularly used by many media companies who need to integrate virtual telephony services into their production plans. Over the years VoiceNation has been requested to assist many popular media outlets for their high volume voicemail including: The Steve Harvey Show, The Oprah Winfrey show, Clear Channel Radio, and Radio ONE. They even created a custom karaoke style telephone application for a talent contest run by producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.

For more information, contact VoiceNation at http://www.voicenation.com or 866-766-5050 x 150 for Media Relations

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