Your business relies heavily on its telephone number. Go ahead and grab it and give yourself some breathing room.
Are you planning to launch a new business or a new line of business that will have a standalone telephone number? One way to get your business underway, while you’re still planning your launch is to utilize remote call forwarding.
In telecommunication, a remote call forwarding is a service feature that allows calls coming to a remote call forwarding number to be automatically forwarded to any answering location designated by the call receiver. Customers may have a remote-forwarding telephone number in a central switching office without having any other local telephone service in that office.Wikipedia
This is a simple way to reserve a local telephone number that you can begin to promote immediately.
- Send it to your printer for your business collateral
- Go ahead and get that signage up!
- Give your vendors and potential customers a way to reach you while you iron out the details.
The two main benefits of remote call forwarding are that you can obtain a local number and have it pointed to any endpoint device. Once you have secured your main telephone number, you can begin the process of mapping out your overall communications solution. Your requirements may not be known immediately and this allows some breathing room to make smart decisions. Will you need a premise-based telephone system with analog lines or are you looking into VoIP solutions such as SIP trunking or hosted PBX? There’s a lot to think about, but don’t put off obtaining a telephone number because you’re not certain how the rest of the puzzle pieces will fit together.
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