International Call Forwarding
- When it comes to international call forwarding
services, many excellent options are available. However, with numerous options
and features, it can be confusing. Which services matter the most? Which are nice to have but not necessary?
- While the answers can vary based on individual needs and goals, the following international call forwarding service are essential
to your international communications success.
International Call Forwarding Quality
- Many international call forwarding
service rely on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies to route phone
calls over the Internet. Unfortunately, call quality can suffer. To avoid excessive dropouts, echoes, and line
noise, choose a virtual call forwarding provider that uses tried-and-true technology: the public switched telephone
network (PSTN). Despite the superior call quality, you'll find that PSTN-based international call forwarding service
are competitively priced. You do not need to sacrifice call quality for an affordable price - and you shouldn't.
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Local Ring Tones
One of the main reasons many companies use international call forwarding service is to appear local and in essence is local to callers located in other countries. For example,
a caller in Germany will be more likely to call a company located in Canada if a German phone number is provided
by the Canadian company. The caller may even be under the impression that whoever answers the phone is also located
in Germany. However, what if the sound the caller normally hears when a dialed phone number is ringing sounds different
than expected? Ring-back tones vary by country, and it could jar callers to hear an unfamiliar ringtone. When this
happens, the illusion of appearing to be a local company is threatened.
Low Per Minute Rates
Naturally, you want to save money no matter which international call forwarding service you use. The telecommunications
industry is extremely competitive with low per minute rates to countries around the world. Identify the countries
that you'll be using international call forwarding service
with and find out just how affordable call forwarding can be. Again, chose an international call forwarding service
provider that offers low per minute rates and exceptional call quality via the public switched telephone network.
Support for the Countries where your Customers Reside
Most international call forwarding service support major markets such as the U.S., Canada, U.K., India, and South
America. But what if your customers are in Trinidad? Make sure that your customers can reach you using a local
phone number by double checking that those countries are fully supported by your international call forwarding
Virtual Number Account Management
- The easier your international call forwarding service is to configure, the better. After all, you may need
to change the ring to number due to a staffing issue or power outage at the designated call center. Every minute
that you waste trying to figure out how to do so is a minute where your callers can't reach you. Online account
management tools that allow you to change the ring-to number in real time are invaluable. Not only can you easily
reconfigure your international call forwarding service in a pinch, you can take advantage of low call forwarding
rates to make inexpensive international calls. Simply change the ring to number to the number you want to call
(and then change it back to your original ring to number afterward).
Account management tools generally allow you to change a variety of settings based on your preferences and needs.
For example, in addition to changing the ring to number, you can also change the maximum wait time on answer, local
ringtone, and more. You can also view detailed usage reports.
Fax forwarding is a terrific addition to any international call forwarding service package. With this feature,
you do not necessarily need a separate call forwarding number in order to receive local faxes, though you may want
an additional one dedicated to receiving faxes if you expect a high volume of faxes. When a fax is sent to your
international fax number, it is then forwarded to your email address as an attached image.
Flexibility and Choice
Another important consideration with all international call forwarding services involves
flexibility and choice. Look for an international call forwarding service plan that does not require a long-term
commitment with hefty early termination charges. Instead, opt for international call forwarding service on a month-to-month
basis. This gives you the flexibility to establish phone numbers as needed, even if you only have a short-term
need. In addition to the flexibility of a month-to-month program, you'll also want a wide selection of global phone
numbers from which to choose as well as both local and toll free international numbers. The more choices your international
call forwarding services provider offers, the more flexible the program will be as your needs change.
Advanced Call Forwarding Options
- It's one thing to order an international phone number and designate a ring to number. Handling those calls,
however, can be challenging. For example, what if you're in the United States, but your callers are in Asia? Standard
hours for your callers will be the middle of the night for you!
Another advanced call forwarding option that is useful involves routing phone calls to specific ring to numbers
based on the caller's country. For example, if you operate a multilingual call center that receives calls from
around the world, it's smart to route country calls to customer service representatives that speak the appropriate
language. These international call forwarding service allow callers in France to reach a French-speaking CSR at
your call center while callers from Mexico would be routed to a Spanish-speaking CSR.
Choose your international call forwarding service wisely and you'll enjoy cost advantages, exceptional call quality,
ease of use, flexibility, and choice. Meanwhile, your callers will be able to reach you by calling a local phone
number without concerns about calling outside their countries. Order your international call forwarding service today.
Enjoy advanced international call forwarding free features such as time of day routing to ensure
that calls are routed properly based on time zone.