With the seemingly ever increasing amount of traffic on the roads, it made me think about the many customer success stories I’ve heard at Global Call Forwarding, and how our customers balance their busy schedules. One of our primary messages is, Smart Phone Numbers for Smart Businesses, and the ability to keep your business connected – whether you’re sitting in rush hour traffic, spending time with your family, or simply enjoying life – is a key benefit of our virtual phone numbers.
#1 Avoid Rush Hour, Work From Home or Your Local Coffee Shop
One of the best things about a virtual phone service like Global Call Forwarding is that it gives you the freedom to work anywhere, anytime. Whether you are working from home in your pajamas or enjoying a latte at the local coffee shop – your callers are always greeted professionally and routed to the correct location. It’s a seamless experience that ensures you will always sound professional, no matter where you are working from.
#2 No Need to Rush, Your Virtual Assistant Has It Under Control
Instead of multi-tasking, use the time in your car to de-stress and relax. Although you probably have many errands to take care of, listen to a book on tape or some soothing music. Take advantage of this time to enrich your life or learn something new. Your virtual phone service will answer and manage your calls for you. Messages will be sent to you with a feature called voicemail to email.
#3 Bluetooth Your Way to Success
Many states already require a bluetooth headset while driving and many new cars are including built-in bluetooth as a standard feature. Leverage your bluetooth headset to keep your hands on the wheel so you can focus on your driving. You can listen to voicemail, participate in a conference call, or use call screening to minimize your time on the phone and focus on only the most urgent callers.
#4 Have You Met Siri?
Siri on the iPhone lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls on your virtual phone number, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.
#5 Keep a Schedule Your Customers Can Count On
We recently added some advanced call forwarding features to Global Call Forwarding that involve an after hours greeting and a call scheduler. With the call scheduler you can set business hours for your virtual phone number. When someone tries to reach you outside of business hours they will hear your specially recorded after hours greeting. Smart customers use this feature to provide an offer of the day or just to keep customers informed. Keep a consistent schedule, let your virtual assistant cover your back, and you won’t stress about being a few minutes late to the office.