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Getting a second phone number

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by RedStain, May 28, 2013.

  1. RedStain

    RedStain Regular Member

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    I am looking to get a second number on my cell phone but just wondering what everyones experiences are on the best services to go about this or some alternatives. I have been giving out my personal number on my business fliers, website, and business cards and would like to start keeping my main number private.
     
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    bryanon Executive VIP Premium Member

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    If you're looking for (local) services then it would help somewhat if you told us what country are you based in, lol.
     
  3. RedStain

    RedStain Regular Member

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    US. But I was thinking something along the lines of VOIP.
     
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    DeniX3 Regular Member

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    You can buy a prepaid SIM for business only, but than you need to go out with 2 phones. Lol

    If you work just local, a SIM would be best and gets more trust. For international look at tollfreenumber.
     
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    ha55er Junior Member

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    Buy a prepaid card and direct this number to your private phone. That's the way I did it.
     
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  6. uncutu

    uncutu Power Member

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    Check out google.com/voice
    They give you a unique number that forwards all calls/texts/voicemails to your real phone. You can manage it all via a web interface too. It's all free.
     
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  7. Techxan

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    get a magic jack and forward the number to your phone

    40 a year flat rate, and you can fax on it and use it as an office phone land line..
     
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    google voice?
     
  9. YugiMutou

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    Google Voice is the best been using it for years...
     
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    My sites smsdock.com can build you a toll free number with full phone menu prompt system. So you can redirect your calls and make your business look more professional and larger than it is.
     
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    Techxan Elite Member

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    What does it cost:

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    do yo have trouble with google voice not ringing the phone it is supposed to?
     
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    But then you cant recive SMS, right?

    Right now I'm using two phones. Mabye there is an app so I can leave one of them at home with a wifi connection, anyone?
     
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    I use Magic Jack for my office phone. $40 for the first year...$20 after that :D
     
  14. Alpha.

    Alpha. Power Member

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    What about a dual simcard mobile phone? There are tons of those out there and they work well by now!

    Or maybe use a skype number? The simplest method is often the best
     
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    i would recommend 1 cellnumber and one landline number to look more professional
     
  16. Alpha.

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    Virtual landline and call forwarding works just as well... most companies that aren't local run shops etc use that version.
     
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    Hi, RedStain. I have a good news for you. There is a second phone number application called Zoē Multiline. It has a phone within a phone feature. Aside from this, it has a call blocking system. You can try its service with a free trial for a week. I hope this helps.
     
  18. Porphyrogenitus

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    This is an area being cheap won't save you any money if you're really serious about your business. If you want to look professional, check out Nextiva. I have a phone plan through them, $35/mo get 3 lines including a toll-free 1-800# with a menu, a personal #, and a fax #. Rings to the softphone they provide, or if I'm afk it rings to iPhone. Best part though is support... I've had to call them 10+ times and they're always available. I'm not affiliated with them other than as customer, but check them out.

    Just avoid using Google Voice of Skype,etc., nobody will take you serious when it comes up you're on a skype number (they will find out easily). There are other services too, look around you'll find some real providers. Just avoid the junk, you get what you pay for. Call somebody up to do a 100k deal on a Skype # and you'll see what I mean.
     
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    Scrolling back up I remembered one more thing I need to add here: as far as platforms go check out Bria. They have a smartphone app for $7.99 and it works great. I also use AV Voice Changer ($100) to make my voice sound a little stronger over the phone. I think that's well worth it too.
     
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    good share same i do :)