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Old 01-06-2010, 07:26 PM
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toll free numbers?

I was just curious on how many people actually use a toll free number, and if it helps in being more professional I guess.

And how do you set it up? Can you have a toll free number from a cell phone?

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Old 01-07-2010, 04:08 PM
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unless you have people in all areas of the country cutting grass. why get a tolll free number,

I would kind of shutter if someone needed a toll free number to contaic me about cutting there grass
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:24 PM
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maybe 10 or 15 years ago it would have been a good idea when people a couple towns over were long distance calls , but now a days with cell phones I dont see it being important enough ,we still have ours because we got it in the late eighties and it only cost 10 bucks a month with are other landline....pete
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:42 PM
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Alright, sounds good, thx for the input
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:25 PM
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I have one from a telecommunication provider...

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I was just curious on how many people actually use a toll free number, and if it helps in being more professional I guess.

And how do you set it up? Can you have a toll free number from a cell phone?

Thanks.
J-F
I am using one. Actually it was a feature of this PBX system a telecommunication provider gave me. Setting it up is easy. They usually have an online or desktop controller to do diverting, call screening, etc.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:00 PM
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Toll Free Number Provider

For those who may need it, it is a great tool. It can be very expensive! My bill comes in at about $93.00 per month, (for 3000 minutes) and I shopped pretty hard before signing up with the provider I chose. Because we have a organic product to distribute, we post a toll free number in our ads and web site. It allows you to forward the number to ANY phone. It also has a scheduler that allows you to set a forwarding schedule. So I forward it to the office during business hours, and to my cell afterhours. It is called AccessLine Smart800. It is available through HOME DEPOT. Cheryl
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Why bother? Everything around here for 50 miles is a local call.
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Old 01-22-2010, 04:11 PM
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Every body has cell phones now so no for me. Just make sure you put down your area code. Some clients here don't know it LOL
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