Google Voice is FREE and replaced my company's cell phone
I personally use Google Voice.
They assign you a FREE local number and you are able to make and receive FREE unlimited local calls in the US and Canada.
Voicemail messages are transcribed, and stored for you on your google voice account. You can get alerts to your gmail account when new voicemails arrive. You can customize multiple voicemail greetings.
I use GV on my laptop with a bluetooth device. It is easier to type as I speak with my customers on the bluetooth. I set up GV to ring my gmail account, instead of my cell phone, and answer via gmail. You can block as many numbers as you want.
It eliminates reception worries on your end since it is internet based. Also, you can download the GV app on your phone, and make calls using your GV number.
Also, free unlimited text messages are included. You can check your voicemail and text messages on your app if you are on the go.
Voicemail messages can also be downloaded and saved. You can utilize your contacts list in Gmail on GV.
When I started my company, I used a separate cell phone as my company phone, but with GV, it is more efficient and best of all, is FREE.
Gmail is definitely the best email service to use.
You can also port in your cell phone number (if using one as your company number) to GV for like $10. That is what I did in order to avoid using a new number, and keep the number I was using for my company.
Last edited by GH07; 03-08-2013 at 03:01 PM.