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Knowing you need a business phone number can open the door to a whole new world to you. That’s the world of virtual phone systems. No longer do you need to add an additional phone line. Calls can be routed from a business phone number direct to the phone of your choosing. Whether that be a cell phone or any phone around the world, calls to your business phone number can be routed anywhere. With these business phone systems you get a host of other features, typically reserved for high end corporations. Here’s a partial list of the features included
- Toll Free Numbers
- Dial by Name Director
- Hold Music
- Employee and group extensions
- Vociemail with email notifications
- Call screening
- Call transfer
- Call forwarding
- Call Logs
- Caller ID
- Unlimited business texts
- Access from mobile devices
- HD Video Conferencing
- Internet Fax – No fax machine, receive faxes by email, sign faxes digitally
- Internationally calling
You can try many services for free, and then they run about $10-20 a month after that. From my experience Ring Central is the best I’ve used. I can’t remember any dropped calls from this service in particular. Some of the others have been marginal.
*If you want the HD video conferencing go with Ring Central Office
The way I have it setup is that I have a dedicated business number for my website and marketing materials. My auto-receptionist routes calls to my cell phone during working hours. I have Island hold music and my own custom voicemail. If I wanted to, I could have calls forwarded to another person should I miss a call during work hours.
It takes less than 10 minutes to get a system like this setup, so knock it out and have your own business number.
I want to mention another service called, Grasshopper. It’s similar to Ring Central, where you can run a business from a cell phone.
RingCentral will also work for your desk phone setup as well. You need to purchase a VoIP phone, which will allow you to communicate by phone, over the internet. They provide all the great features of a virtual(PBX) phone system like call routing, auto-attendant, hold music, call reporting and more. There’s just some extra hardware involved, that being the phone.
They do make adapters for traditional business phones to be able to plug them into the internet. Go on over to Ring Central and get what you need to get your affordable and high functioning business phone system up and running.
Traditional phone service from Comcast, Verizon or ATT is not recommended as the cost of internet based phone systems is much lower. Hardline phones are becoming obsolete with the advent of VoIP.