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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 06-18-2015 02:33 PM 476 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bruc101

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06-18-2015 02:33 PM

Business phone service can be expensive but there is a free alternative called Google Voice.

If you would like to have a free phone number for your woodworking business I would suggest you try Google Voice and see if it’ll work for you. I have one for a few close friends and the girls on the Sawmill site have one.

I send and receive calls on one of my personal phones and cell phone from all over the US and it doesn’t cost me a penny. A few jocks have talked to me on mine and never had a clue. It also keeps my private number private,

You can make your number using different area codes and have letter numbers, voice mail, etc.

Google Voice

https://www.google.com/googlevoice/about.html

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org


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#1 posted 06-18-2015 02:41 PM

I use it. The woodworking business is actually a Google Voice number that forwards the call to my cell. Google Voice has voicemail where they will record the message and then e-mail me both a text translation of the message plus a audio file of the actual message.

The one thing I wish it had was a way for me to see both the caller’s phone number and the fact that the call came through the Google phone number. This would let me know if I want to answer the call with a “Hello” or a “Hello this is xxx business”.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 03:26 PM

I went to Walmart and got me a Tracfone and use it for my Google Voice calls. When my tracfone rings I know it’s coming from my Google Voice number and the caller’s number shows up on the tracfone cell. About 20 bucks every three months for the tracfone service.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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