Receiving business calls on your smartphone can be both a blessing and a curse. If you need to be accessible when away from the office, forwarding your business calls to your smartphone allows for that.
However, not all business calls will need your immediate attention. If only you could screen them before answering…
Fortunately, you can when you order one of our virtual numbers with the call screen and announce feature. Here’s what you need to know.
Our virtual numbers work with your existing business phone numbers and any phone. You can either port an existing phone number to our service or get a new virtual number to use. Our virtual phone service is extremely flexible with a number of ways you can set up your call forwarding number and use it.
More than 50 premium features are included, one of which is the call screen and announce feature. With this feature enabled, you can route incoming business calls to your smartphone and then hear who’s calling before determining whether to accept the call or send it to voicemail.
For example, if you’re expecting an important phone call from Bob at Acme over the weekend, you could forward your calls to your smartphone to ensure you don’t miss his call. However, all those other callers can likely wait until Monday. With call screening activated, the auto attendant will answer your calls, prompt callers to say their names, and then announce who’s calling to you such as “You have a call from Bob from Acme, press 1 to accept the call or 2 to send it to voicemail.”
Thus, you can immediately speak to those you wish to speak to when away from the office and route others to voicemail for later handling — all without having to give out your personal smartphone number.
The ability to screen business calls on your smartphone is but one of dozens of benefits of our virtual business phone numbers. Our virtual numbers are available via affordable monthly plans without a contract.