- Activate Call Forwarding
- When you activate call forwarding
for your business or for personal reasons, you are activating a unique telecommunications strategy with numerous
One of the most common reasons businesses activate call forwarding
is to establish local phone numbers in the communities that they serve.
This is an affordable way to establish a local presence in these service areas because it does not require a physical
phone installation. Instead, the businesses sign up for local phone numbers, assign a "ring to" number
which is where the calls will be forwarded, and activate call forwarding.
When a local caller dials that number, the call is routed to the designated 'ring to' number which may or may not
be in the local caller's service area. In fact, with global call forwarding, the call can ring virtually anywhere in the world!
Businesses often activate call forwarding in other countries as well. For example, a U.S. business with international
customers could set up international local phone numbers or international toll free numbers in various countries, activate call forwarding,
and route all incoming calls to a central call center.
With this strategy, callers see phone numbers local to their countries, not U.S. numbers. This immediately establishes
a local presence even though the business is located a world away.
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- Instead of disconnecting a local phone number when moving to a new location, some
businesses keep the phone number and activate call forwarding to the new location. This ensures that callers viewing
previously published advertising materials (such as older phone books) are properly connected to the business.
Mobile business professionals and entrepreneurs often activate call forwarding as a means of staying in touch regardless
of where they may be. For example, an entrepreneur might order a phone number and activate call forwarding to his
office on the days he's in the office, route calls to his home office on days he works from home, and forward calls
to his hotel when he's traveling.
Businesses aren't the only entities to activate call forwarding. Government agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals can all benefit from remote
call forwarding services. Using remote phone numbers and routing the calls to a central office is much more efficient
and cost-effective than operating multiple physical branch offices.
Individuals often activate call forwarding to ensure that others can reach them despite frequent travel or multiple
residences. Another common use for international call forwarding involves establishing
a local phone number for loved ones living elsewhere to use. These calls are free to the callers and affordable
to the account holder - a win-win communications strategy.
Call forwarding service is easy to set up and loaded with features such as Caller ID, time of day routing, crystal
clear call quality, local ring tones, online account management, customized greeting, simultaneous call handling,
With low per minute rates, monthly plans, and no long term contract required, it makes sense to activate
If you Activate call forwarding in an area outside of your city or country,
your callers in that region can call you by dialing a local phone number for them. Thus, the callers concerns about
incurring long distance charges are eliminated.