In this article, we’ll take a look at how to easily add a toll-free number to your cell phone, as well as the many benefits of doing so.
How to Add Your Own Toll Free Number to Your Cell Phone
The process of adding toll free numbers to your cell phone is incredibly simple:
First, think about which toll free number(s) you want to add to your cell phone. Because toll free numbers are only toll free within certain countries, you may want to consider using ITFS numbers (“International Toll Free Service Numbers”), which allow international callers to reach you without incurring charges or being blocked from calling outside of their calling network.
Once you know which toll free number you’d like to add, most service providers will ask you to provide a “destination phone number,” which is the phone number where calls to your toll free number will be routed. In this case, this would be your cell phone number.
Of course, that’s a simple overview of the process, as a service provider will connect your toll free number, as well as offer ways to change the service to fit how you want to be reached. For service providers, each offers their own pricing schemes and plans, which can give you control of such parameters as when you can be reached, when calls are routed to a voicemail, whether there’s a directory service attached to the number, and so forth. Most service providers offer around-the-clock customer service, as well as online dashboards that allow you to change the service at will. Last, be sure to find a service provider that offers a free trial service that allows you to get the hang of linking a toll free number to your cell phone — it can take some getting used to when you realize that you’re holding what essentially customers view as a business in the palm of your hands!
Now that you’re familiar with the process, let’s look at some benefits of adding a toll free number to your cell phone.
Benefits of Adding a Toll Free Number to Your Cell Phone
In business, appearances matter. In the 21st century, it is your virtual presence that is key to gaining a global presence and remaining competitive. Consider two businesses that offer nearly identical value: one has a toll free number, while the other only has a local number. Which one do you trust?
The truth is the toll free numbers have long been associated with high-volume organizations, such as governments and banks, as well as successful businesses (nearly all of the Fortune 500 businesses use toll free numbers). Now, your business may just be in the initial startup phase with only a few staff members, however, a toll free number linked to the cell phone(s) of your staff can help you give the impression of being fully established.
Because not every person who owns a phone has the best service providers, sometimes their ability to make calls is dependent on the terms set by the service provider. For instance, some service providers block calls that originate from outside of the country (even toll free numbers). Others charge exorbitant long distance fees that can turn off potential customers. By using virtual phone numbers, you can provide toll free access to your business with such options as ITFS numbers (“International Toll Free Service numbers”), which enable international businesses to allow clients and customers to reach their business just as they would when calling any other domestic toll free number.
Add-Ons and Features
Because toll free numbers are available from VoIP service providers, like United World Telecom, toll free numbers can be augmented with a number of useful add-ons and functionalities, including:
Time of day routing
If you’re interested in exploring these features in-depth, visit www.unitedworldtelecom.com where you can learn about the many options available for entrepreneurs and organizations that want to augment their toll free telecommunications capabilities.