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The Benefits of Local Virtual Phone Numbers

The Benefits of Virtual Phone Numbers

Being able to take your marketing local is one of the main reasons small businesses decide to utilize virtual phone numbers. However, the advantages of using virtual phone numbers go far beyond personalized area codes. With these new numbers with local area codes, you will be able to reach new market areas without having to actually have a staff or office there.

You may happen to have an office near a population center, however it is always beneficial to have a phone number with a corresponding area code for each different zone so your customers can easily reach you. For example if you are serving multiple locations with different area codes, having a number for each of those area codes will alleviate any fear from your customers or clients of having to pay for long distance fees. A toll free number will also solve this problem, although with an 800 number you won’t exactly give off the feeling that you are really local.

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A virtual phone system can also come in handy if you are looking for less expensive office space without limiting your business. For example, if you want to provide services to people living in La Jolla, you may find office space there to be way too expensive. Meanwhile, rents are cut in half if you move inland to an area like Kearny Mesa. However, the phone prefix, and sometimes even the area code will be completely different. With a virtual La Jolla telephone number, you can maintain an upscale presence without having to break the bank by renting expensive office space.

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Virtual Numbers Keep Construction Workers Connected

Working in construction is much more challenging than some people might think. Construction companies do not only have workers sitting in front of computers all day, instead most of their workers are out at work sites putting in dry wall, dragging lumber, etc.

When the majority of your workforce is out of the office on site it can be very hard to relay information and instructions to them. Let’s say a client calls and wants to know if the tile in the kitchen has been installed yet or if the shed in the backyard needs new roofing. You will have to call up the project manager or someone else on site, and try and find out the correct information.

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The majority of people who work in construction rely on their cell phone so stay in constant contact with clients, coworkers, and employees. Cell phones are great; however they do have their negatives. It becomes difficult when you have to remember a bunch of numbers and relay them on to other people who need them. This cuts down on efficiency and makes a company looks unprofessional. It is extremely important for a company, especially a construction company, to give off a professional image in order to help them get referrals, repeat customers and positive online reviews. Communication issues can thwart the effort. That’s why many construction companies now use virtual number system. .

So, what is a virtual phone system?

A virtual phone system allows employees and coworkers to interact with each other and continue their work no matter where they are located. Rather than having a bunch of different landlines in an office, a virtual phone system will forward calls to any cell phone or land line telephone. These systems come with auto-attendants (someone to answer so that you don’t have to), voicemail transcription, call forwarding, faxing, and more.

These systems are great for construction companies because of the amount of people out of the office. If you’re working from home or out of a van, you can use a virtual phone system.

Cool! But how can I get one?

If you own a small business, or you’re an independent contractor, Phone Dynamo is an excellent option for a virtual number system. If your company is relatively small and you don’t have a substantial office space, Phone Dynamo will still work well for you. Not only can you help your employees and customers stay connected, but you can also get toll free (800) numbers to give you a national presence and obvious authority.

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Virtual Numbers Help Small Businesses Keep up with Competitors

Virtual Numbers Help Small Businesses Keep up with Competitors

Competition is vicious in the present economic environment. If you do not take advantage of all your resources you will not be able to keep up with your competitors. In order to be successful and be a profitable business it is extremely important that you keep in constant touch with your customers. A virtual phone system uses the most modern technology to help you always stay in touch with your customers and cliental. Unlike signing up for a new phone line through your current provider, a virtual phone is an inexpensive way for businesses to stay connected. There is not a single business out there that would not benefit from using a virtual phone system.

Uses New Age Technology

All of the communication needs of a business can be met by using a virtual phone system. It is inexpensive and simple for anyone to use. easy to use and is not high priced. The greatest advantage comes for medium and small sides businesses because it is such an effective means of communication without breaking the bank. Using virtual numbers will help significantly cut down the overall operational costs for your business. There is absolutely no maintenance cost since, similarly to websites, the numbers are hosted by a service provider.

 

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Offers High End Features

Medium and small businesses can still use high-end technologies without spending a pretty penny. Entrepreneurs can add a personal greeting and welcome notes for everyone who calls them on their business number. With the advanced features of a virtual phone number, transferring calls to across the country or to colleagues sitting in the office next to yours is just as easy. With the easy to use call forwarding feature you can forward calls to numerous numbers, allowing your business to always keep in touch with clients and customers.

Enhanced Business Image

All the features of a virtual phone system significantly enhance the current image of a business.  Using virtual numbers helps you stay accessible to customers 24/7.  You could be on the road to a business meeting or staying home sick with flu, you can still keep in touch with customers and clients.

A virtual number makes a business significantly bigger than it actually is. It is the absolute best communication device to stay connected with customers no matter where you are, no matter what time. A virtual phone system is one of the best tools to survive the competition and stay in business.

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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.

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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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Extra Features for Virtual Numbers

Today we are going to discuss some of the common features available with your virtual phone number from Phone Dynamo.

First off we include what is often called a whisper,  or a voice message that is played before taking the call that gives you all the necessary information to answer the call in the correct manner. For example if you have multiple business lines routing back to your cell phone it will tell you exactly what business they are calling for before even answering the call.

Each virtual number can also be set up with any of the available area codes. This means you can keep local numbers even if you are not operating out of that area. Most people like to keep their business local so having a number with a local area code will increase the chances of customers reaching out for your product or services.

Phone Dynamo also offers outbound caller ID privacy options. This is helpful if you get a call back from, let’s say, one of you New York numbers. If you want to contact them you can have your telephone number show up as a New York area code, making them feel more comfortable dealing with a “local” business.

We include voicemail for each virtual number you sign up for so you can keep your messages separate from each other.  

Finally, there is a do not disturb option. This can be very useful if you find yourself in an important meeting with a client or at a family function and you cannot be disturbed. The caller will receive a friendly message stating that you are currently unavailable to take their call and leave them with the option to leave a voicemail message.  

Phone Dynamo offer many more features for your virtual numbers, but we think these five are the most useful!

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Virtual Numbers and Call Forwarding for Businesses

Years ago, call forwarding was primarily used as a feature on the home phone that most people did not understand, but thought it sounded like an interesting tool to have. Being able to forward a call to one of your friend’s house was enough to make any teen feel important. Unfortunately this was before the explosion of mobile phones and mobile communication, and call forwarding services only had a limited number of benefits.

Businesses use call forwarding in a whole different capacity, using it to manage their global presence. Nowadays most successful companies maintain an international presence and rely on call forwarding for their sales and marketing needs. A pencil manufacturer with offices in San Antonio can use a call forwarding service to market their product to German school teachers.

Call forwarding and virtual numbers can be one of the cheapest ways of communication. Instead of having to pay for dozens and dozens of individual phone number, a small business can use Phone Dynamo to have all their calls forwarded to a call center or office. The customer is now able to reach you by dialing a local number, saving them money by not having to place a long distance call. Without using a call forwarding service a company is simply a foreign entity, unable to establish a local brand.

Quickly adjusting your phone service is a breeze with call forwarding services. Imagine if a disaster strikes and most or all of the landlines are down. You can readjust your call forwarding account and have all calls come to your cell phone or another mobile device. Operations never have to stop; business can continue as usual, customers will never know the difference.

Virtual numbers can also be used as a powerful sales tool. People are more likely to conduct business with a company or organization if they are easily accessible. Customers are more likely to do business with an organization if it is easily accessible. This competitive advantage provided to the sales team can make all the difference in increasing revenue.

Would you like to find out more information about virtual numbers and call forwarding services? Visit Phone Dynamo for more information.

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Personal Privacy

In the digital age, an invasion of privacy or an identity theft can occur swiftly.

Phones can be used for abuse, harassment, and access to you in ways which you do not want or expect.  The internet even provides reverse look-up data bases that may allow other people to find you when you do not want to be contacted.

Phone Dynamo alleviates this issue for any public sharing of your phone number.  We are free of look up data bases and our call controls provide privacy and permissions features that allow for very public or very strict access to you and/or your phone.

Did you know about some of our more advanced privacy features?

  • Do Not Disturb – do not disturb allows you to prevent any call from coming through based on times designated by you.   Take calls only during office hours or as convenient and have calls routed elsewhere without ringing your phone with Do Not Disturb.
  • Permissions – create your own list of blocked numbers and invoke our feature to block known telemarketers
  • Privacy Code – set up a privacy code and anyone who calls you will be prompted to enter a code before Phone Dynamo will connect a call and ring through to your phone
  • Caller ID – use options to control which number appears on your personal phone bill and on your phone.   You can even choose to dial out using your virtual number and keeping your real number hidden

There a thousand reasons our users are protecting their privacy with Phone Dynamo whether for Craigslist PVA, personal relationships or creating public available phone numbers that can ring to your personal phone (or any phone).

Choose your virtual number service wisely.  This issue becomes ever more important as individuals rely on free services that trade on personal and behavioral information with advertisers.

Phone Dynamo does not sell, trade or use any personally identifiable information and we do not sell advertising.  Our goal is to provide reliable service that protects your privacy, affords great advantages for using your phone and excellent and responsive customer support.

We want to make your phone more powerful, more flexible and more secure.  If you have any suggestions please let us know!  www.phonedynamo.com

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