Chinese call forwarding is a part of international call forwarding services using virtual phone numbers. This type of system allows you to obtain local numbers in China or one of many other countries outside of the United States. You can use these numbers to expand your business without ever having to leave your desk. Chinese call forwarding allows your clients in China to reach out to you whenever they wish, without having to bother with international dialing codes or having to pay long-distance charges. The calls can be redirected to the number or numbers of your choice; your landline, call center or mobile phone.
Tips for Using Chinese Call Forwarding
Call forwarding is an easy and cost-effective way to keep in touch with your clients and colleagues in China. However, if you don’t use the system wisely, Chinese call forwarding can start to upset your work-life balance. Here are some tips to help you prevent this from happening.
- Reroute: If calls are being forwarded to your cell phone and you’re busy or don’t want to be bothered, redirect the calls to another number.
- You can use your online control panel to set the number that you wish calls to be forwarded to. You can also use the failover forwarding option to have each call redirected to several numbers until one picks up.
- Schedule: You can schedule calls to be directed to your mobile only at certain times of the day or certain days of the week. The rest of the time, you can have the calls rerouted elsewhere so that you can be sure calls are always answered.
- Screen callers: You can use the call screening feature to decide if a call is important or not before you answer. If it doesn’t need answering immediately, then you can send it to voicemail.
- Greeting: You can customize your greeting to include the name of your business and the hours which you are available.
What Services Does Global Call Forwarding Offer?
As well as Chinese call forwarding, Global Call Forwarding offers international virtual numbers in more than 80 different countries around the world. You can also subscribe to local and toll-free virtual numbers throughout the United States. Vanity numbers are also available.
Global Call Forwarding’s services offer a suite of customizable features such as:
- Call recording
- Enterprise API
- Advanced IVR/PBX
- Customized greeting
- Failover forwarding
- Time of day routing
- Fax to email
Some Commonly Asked Questions
Can I change the number my calls are forwarded to?
It’s very easy to change your forwarding number. All you have to do is access your online control panel; you can add or change numbers right there. You can change them as often and as many times as you like and the changes will take effect immediately.
How many call forwarding numbers can I have on my account?
The number of lines you can have on your account is unlimited. Some customers only have one or two call forwarding numbers, while others have thousands. Whether you have one or multiple lines on your account, your online control panel allows you instant access to all the available features and services.
Do I have to make a long-term commitment?
You do not have to sign a contract or make a commitment. You are free to cancel your subscription at any time.
Will customers know their calls are being forwarded?
Unless you tell them, there is no way your callers will know that their calls are being forwarded. The services from Global Call Forwarding let you match local ringback tones, as well. For example, if you subscribe to Chinese call forwarding, you can match the calls with a Chinese ringback tone.
How do I subscribe to virtual numbers?
It’s really simple. All you need to do is select the country from which you wish to purchase a virtual number then choose the type of number (local or toll-free), the city and one of the available numbers. You then have the option to make a direct purchase or to participate in a free trial. Most Global Call Forwarding numbers are activated directly. In some unusual cases, activation may take a few days or weeks, depending on the country and type of number.
What is a vanity phone number?
A vanity number is one that is easy for your callers to remember, and they can easily be used in conjunction with your numbers for Chinese call forwarding. There are two kinds of vanity numbers. One has numbers that are represented by corresponding letters. For example, if you run a photography service your number might be 1-800 PHOTO-GAL. The other type of vanity number simply involves a number that is easy to remember. For example, 1-800 5555-222.
Contact Global Call Forwarding today to find out more about Chinese call forwarding and call forwarding from other international numbers. Our team is dedicated to providing each of our clients with the unique services they need to develop an international presence. We look forward to helping your business grow globally.