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Why You Should Add a Virtual Number to Your Existing Line

Why You Should Add a Virtual Number to Your Existing Line

Have you ever wanted a local number in a variety of area codes? With a virtual phone number from Phone Dynamo, now you can. A virtual phone number will forward directly to your existing cell phone, VoIP line, or a traditional land line. This number will provide you with all the benefits of a having a secondary number without having to pay a pretty penny for a second line from a service provider.

Virtual Number

Just imagine if you own a small business, travel frequently, or have family and friends living across the country, you can always keep in touch no matter where you go, and not have to replace the single number you have gotten so familiar with using.

For Small Businesses

  • If you are a small business looking to expanding to a number of other area codes, you can use virtual numbers to give your businesses a local phone number no matter where your customers are. This will create a local feel for you customers in addition to cutting down on their calling costs.
  • Many small businesses use remote workers. With virtual numbers you can give your remote workers a number with the same area code as your office.
  • Virtual 1-800 numbers give customers an easy way to call toll-free, at a low cost for the company.

For Personal Use

  • If you have family and friends living in different areas, a virtual number can help them reach you using a local area code.
  • Online dating is becoming more popular. If you would like to keep you main number private you can use a virtual number instead.
  • Those who maintain two homes can set up virtual numbers to have a local phone number in each location that always reaches them, regardless of where they are at the moment.
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House Passes Ban On Caller ID Spoofing

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/14/house-passes-ban-on-calle_n_537870.html

Excerpt from the Huffingtonpost.com:

“WASHINGTON — Using false caller ID with the intent of tricking people into revealing personal information or otherwise causing harm would become illegal under legislation that passed the House Wednesday.

Backers of the bill, passed by voice vote, said caller ID “spoofing” is a growing threat to people because of new technology making it cheap and easy to change the name and number that phone call recipients see on their caller ID. “

What does this mean for Phone Dynamo customers who use and enjoy our Caller ID service?

The answer is: not much, really.  We aren’t skirting any laws or providing any spoofing services.  We are delivering a phone number to and from a verified phone that you own and control.  This is why we restrict your outbound Caller ID service to only show the Phone Dynamo number that you have purchased and why we require you to login or provide a PIN when using our outbound caller ID service.

Our virtual numbers are additional numbers that you can attach to a phone device that YOU own and operate.  The two way caller ID features we offer provide the benefits you need to use the numbers we provide for privacy and professional uses.

If you have any questions or concerns about this legislation, let us know at by contacting us at support@phonedynamo.com.

Take control with the power of Phone Dynamo.

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Caller ID – That You Can Control

Phone Dynamo offers caller ID options that give you power and value with your virtual phone number.

1. Options for inbound caller ID

  • users have the option to see the caller ID on inbound calls using their PD phone number
  • users have the option to see the PD phone number in their caller ID and on their phone bill, rather than the inbound caller’s ID
  • in either case, your online call history provides a record of the number that called you, and the duration of the call, as well as a link to any message that was left whether or  not you have messages forwarded to your e-mail.

This provides quite a bit of control for you as a customer.  Decide if you want to see who is calling, or know that a caller is calling your virtual number.  If you choose the former, you can still use call announcements and live routing options to inform you a call is coming through your virtual number with options to route the call before a caller is connected.  I bet your current mobile service doesn’t do that!

2. Options for outbound caller ID

  • users have the option to dial out with their existing phone and have their virtual number ring up in caller ID for the person they call
  • we offer two methods for doing this; the first is by dialing into our caller ID service and following the prompts.  You can call in from *any* phone – even it if is not verified, as long as you set up your PIN and have an account with Phone Dynamo
  • the second method for presenting your Phone Dynamo number in your outbound caller ID is through our web site; simply login and go to the caller ID section of your “Settings” tab.  From there you simply enter the number you wish to dial.  We call your verified phone, and then connect the call to the number you entered and show your PD caller ID.  Nothing could be simpler.

These caller ID options give you the ability to utilize your virtual numbers in a variety of ways and get the value you want.  It’s nice to be able to receive calls through your existing phone with a second number, but adding the caller ID feature to inbound calls and combining it with Phone Dynamo announcements gives you full control of call routing with knowledge of who the caller is.

In addition, legally controlling outbound caller ID give you a second level of value and convenience.  A virtual number that works as both an inbound and outbound solution.  This means you can make calls out with your existing phone and keep the number private.

That is dynamic.



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