What are Black and White Lists?
Black and White lists allow you to accept calls based on predetermined information. If your business wants to maintain the most automated, convenient, and efficient communication with your specific target market, Black and White Lists from Global Call Forwarding can save time and effort by automatically prioritizing the calls that matter.
How do Black and White Lists Work?
Filtering incoming calls is made easy using our Black and White Lists feature. This is a free feature that gives you the ability to accept (white list) or reject (black list) phone numbers based on their area code. You also have the option to customize the feature even further, for example, if you need to block specific phone numbers from being able to call you.
Black and White Lists for Your Business
Black and white lists can streamline your business’ efficiency, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Here’s what Black and While Lists can do for you:
- Automatic sorting of calls to ensure your phone staff is taking calls that have potential to benefit your business.
- Black list, or reject all calls coming from specific area codes and countries that you do not extend your services to. This prevents you from wasting time and money on calls that will not lead to productive business.
- Black lists allow you to reject specific phone numbers that call with unwanted soliciting or spam and consume your monthly minutes.
- White lists maximize the efficiency of both your monthly minutes and your call staff by only accepting calls from potential customers from specified area codes, locations, countries, etc.
How to Get and Setup Black and White Lists with Your Virtual Number?
The option to use black and white lists with your virtual numbers is available with Global Call Forwarding at all times. While other companies charge extra for it, this feature is automatically included with your service. You can easily set up your black and white lists using the dashboard upon signing into your account, and settings can be arranged based on your needs.
Sort Your Calls Automatically
Every business needs to ensure their time and efforts are maximized, and with the many advanced telecommunication tools that exist, it has never been easier.
Some businesses and individuals take advantage of this service to ensure calls from telemarketers are automatically filtered and prevented from getting through. In other situations, only calls from family members and friends are white listed, while all others can be set to black listed.
For example, in a business context, consider a business that would like to take incoming calls from the continental US. In setting up the service, they will allow you to white list all area codes within that zone, but black list all Hawaii and Alaska area codes. This ensures they are only receiving calls from potential customers in the continental US and none from areas that they cannot cater to. This preference gets automatically preset to ensure it all runs smoothly, while time is saved and productivity is maximized.
Advantages of Black & White Lists
There are a number of advantages to using the Black and White Lists feature and most notably is the efficiency it offers, which can lead to enhanced productivity and less time being spent on calls from locations/ numbers that are not useful for your business. Using the Global Call Forwarding dashboard and control panel, coordinating your settings is done very easily.
You can strategically select the area codes you want to be connected with while blocking access for those you do not need to communicate with. Pointless calls not only waste the time of your phone staff, but also your monthly minutes when meaningless time is spent on the phone. Automatic blocking of these calls gives your business time to focus on the calls that are truly important, saving time and money in various ways.
Another excellent aspect of the Black and White Lists feature is how much control it offers you to arrange how you take calls. Options are available that allow you to determine how you will accept incoming calls as well as where these calls get forwarded to. If you choose, you can have all black listed calls automatically forwarded to voicemail, which prevents them from automatic attention from a receptionist or customer service representative. Black and White Lists keep your incoming calls organized and automatically filtered, allowing your company to maximize efficiency and productivity by focusing on the most important calls while reducing unnecessary expenditures.