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How to benefit from a free redirect number

Are you aware of how your business could benefit from a redirect number?

In short, if you have a business phone number that you can redirect on a flexible basis, it means you are not tied to a specific location. That opens up a lot of advantages if you tend to move around or work out of different sites.

What’s more, because it’s the number that you re-direct, your customers don’t notice …

  • Posted: 24/05/2012
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What’s the advantage of a virtual phone number?

A virtual phone number is one where you don’t need a dedicated phone line.

It’s now possible to obtain a virtual 0843 phone number for your business. That’s because if you sign up for a free switchboard service, you automatically qualify for a free 0843 number.

Instead of having a dedicated phone line to handle your 0843 calls, you instead use the switchboard to divert any calls it receives …

  • Posted: 17/05/2012
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How to get someone else to answer your calls

Have you noticed there are occasions when having to answer the phone is really disruptive?

Perhaps you’re in the middle of something and a ringing phone causes you to lose your train of thought, or maybe your work colleague is out and you’re losing precious time answering his calls.

If so, you’ll be interested to know how a free switchboard service could make your work life that little bit easier.

Let me explain.

A …

  • Posted: 10/05/2012
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What to do if you can’t afford an onsite switchboard operator

Answering your business phone is critical.

Customers want to be able to get in touch when they have a question, and they get frustrated if they can’t get an answer.

In an ideal world you may have an onsite switchboard operator. However, this may be a cost you can’t justify. In addition, if you are an entrepreneur, or run a very small business, your customers may only want to …

  • Posted: 26/04/2012
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Five benefits a free switchboard service could offer your business

There are many reasons for getting a switchboard and 0843 number for your company. If you think you could benefit from any of these, it’s an option worth exploring further.

1. If you’re a small local company but want to give the impression of national coverage.

An 0843 number doesn’t give your geographical location away.

2. If you want to ensure that you never miss a call again.  

An 0843 number and …

  • Posted: 23/04/2012
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How to ensure you never miss a business call again

There is nothing more frustrating than missing a call.

It could be a complaint, a sales enquiry or something else that you need to respond to.

Even worse, if you’re away from a landline, you may not even be aware the phone rang.

However, if you’ve got a free switchboard service and an accompanying 0843 number, you can irradiate the problem of missed calls. Here’s an overview of three services that make that …

  • Posted: 12/04/2012
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How to get a free switchboard service

A free switchboard service has multiple uses that you could use to make your business run smoother. For example, you could use your switchboard service as an answerphone, use it to divert calls to different departments, and even use it to keep customers in a queue while they are on hold if your call volume suddenly increases.

In short, a switchboard service is a useful management tool. It will help ensure …

  • Posted: 06/04/2012
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Who can benefit from a free 0843 number?

Who can benefit from a free switchboard and free 0843 number?

A free 0843 number and associated switchboard service could benefit a number of different businesses.

Check out these three different scenarios:

Scenario 1:

As a micro biz owner perhaps you are mostly home-based and advertise your landline number. However, sometimes you are called away from the office and face with the problem of missing potential calls and enquiries.

Solution: With your 0843 number …

  • Posted: 30/03/2012
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What is a free 0843 number?

With the range of different types of phone numbers, it can be tricky keeping tabs on what each of them mean.

You’re probably familiar with geographic numbers. They start with 01 or 02 and relate to a specific location within the country. In comparison mobile numbers usually start with 07.

You’ve probably also come across 0844 and 0843 non-geographic numbers. Ofcom calls these “chargeable 08 business rate numbers” (source: …

  • Posted: 22/03/2012
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How could you use a free switchboard service?

As a busy small business, how could you benefit from gaining more control over your incoming calls?

Perhaps the phone is ringing off the hook; maybe you frequently miss calls; or perhaps customers ring through to the wrong line?

Whatever it is that is causing your business a headache, did you know that a free switchboard service could ease a few of your woes?

Here’s how:

1. It’s now possible to get a free …

  • Posted: 15/03/2012
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