- Telephone Call Forwarding
call forwarding involves establishing a "virtual" phone number that can be forwarded to a different phone
number located elsewhere.
For example, instead of ordering phone service for a physical location and having a
phone installed, you can use telephone call forwarding to bypass a physical location completely.
When a caller dials your virtual phone number, the phone call is then routed to any phone number that you have
previously designated as your "ring to" number. This could be your main office's phone number, a call
center, your mobile phone, a fax line, VoIP number and so on.
- Business Uses for Telephone
- Around the world, businesses of all sizes use telephone
call forwarding as a means of facilitating communications with local callers.
For example, companies serving a large geographic region often order phone numbers that are local to the communities
that they serve complete with the local prefixes and area codes. Instead of staffing dozens of small branch offices
to handle incoming calls, telephone call forwarding is used to route
the calls to a central office.
Many businesses use a combination of local remote call forward virtual numbers, toll free numbers and international
Entrepreneurs and home-based business owners often use call forwarding to ensure that they're easy to reach no
matter where they may happen to be. For example, you could change your ring to number to your cell phone or hotel
room when on a business trip. If you split your time between a shared office space and your home office, you could
change your ring to number as needed.
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- Personal Uses for Telephone
- Telephone call forwarding isn't just for business. Many people use virtual phone numbers
to ensure that family members and friends can reach them no matter where they may be.
For example, if you live in Illinois during the summer and spend your winters in Florida, you could change your
'ring to' number to the appropriate landline as needed, in real-time.
Many parents of college students set up telephone call forwarding numbers so that students can call a local phone number to reach home. Student don't incur any
long distance charges for these calls, and parents are billed a low per minute rate.
You could also use call forwarding when on vacation or away from home for extended periods. Depending on your plan,
you could even set up the number to ring to a specific phone based on the time of day it is.
Telephone call forwarding plans are versatile, affordable, and easy to set up and use. Whether you want to use
call forwarding for business or personal reasons, you can benefit from numerous features such as: exceptional call
quality, low rates, fax forwarding, customized greeting, time of day routing, online account management, voicemail
to email, Caller ID, and rollover minutes - all on a month-to-month, no long-term contract basis.
Get Telephone Call Forwarding to make your communications life easier.
Telephone call forwarding can also involve toll free phone numbers as
well as international local phone numbers.