Ever thought about getting an 800#?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with InvisibleAssistant Services

I don't know if you're anything like me, but I live off my cell phone. Both for my personal use, as well as both my businesses. But I've always had the dilemma of how to answer the phone. If I answer with my name, people aren't sure if they've reached the business they wanted, and it doesn't sound very professional. I never wanted the additional expense of a separate cell phone or a home phone simply for a new number.

But yesterday, I just found the coolest solution! Kall8 will provide you with a toll-free or local number, and you can choose to have it ring to the phone you already have. And it only costs $2 a month ($5 for a local number).

You can set it so your caller id shows your tollfree number so you know which business people are calling for, and answer correctly. You can even add another $2 per month service that will give you a recorded announcement when you answer the phone, again so you know which business they're trying to reach.

Calls are only about 7 cents a minute, and you can receive voicemail and faxes all as part of your $2 monthly fee. This is exactly what I've been looking for!!

Don't worry, this is not a sales spam, or an affiliate link (though if you really want me to get a referral credit, you can enter my tollfree number when you sign up). I just struggled with this phone issue for so long, I was really excited when I found this company.

Being virtual, having a toll free number is a bonus for my clients, as I'm saving them a few cents any time they need to reach me. And now I can always come across completely professional when answering my cell phone, no matter where I am. Hope this helps someone else as much as it helped me!

Rebecca

Comments (7)

Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL
SFR, SRES, CNC
Hi Rebecca - I saw this post sitting without any comments and came over to read it.  I thought it was very informative and if i did not have an 800# service, i may have considered your suggestion!   Sounds like a service others would want t use!.  Thanks for sharing!
Oct 31, 2007 01:34 PM
Brian Kreick
Willinger Real Estate - Wenatchee, WA
I'll take a look at the site.  I have been thinking of getting another local number in the areas where I do some of my business.
Mar 07, 2008 03:08 PM
Sandra Hughes
Redesigned Spaces - Northern Virginia - Fairfax, VA
Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia
Sounds like it might be good solution but won't the air time of 7 cents a minute add up fast? 
Mar 07, 2008 10:43 PM
Ken Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick, Sale & Rental Management - Killeen, TX

Thanks for the information as I have considered using an 8-- # in some advertising.

Thanks

Ken

Mar 09, 2008 12:11 AM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

My office phone line is forwarded to my Sprint cel phone and I have 2,000 minute package for less than $200.  Since most prospects call me using their cel phone, I can return the call with minutes covered in my Sprint PCS package....I have stripped landl line amenities from my office # except for caller ID and call forwarding - no voicemail - nothing and my phone service is BETTER and cheaper for me.

I transpose inquiries to e-mail communication as quickly as possible because of time differences. 

Mar 09, 2008 06:41 AM
David Larson
Lancer Group Properties - Menomonie, WI
Thank you Rebecca for the 800 info - the more I have clients calling my cell - I will probably run into the same problem you had.  You want to sound professional but not 24 hrs. a day when you have friends calling.
Mar 09, 2008 10:42 AM
John Hokkanen
SurfTheTurf.com - Encinitas, CA
Encinitas Real Estate
There are many of these.  Some let you pick your phone number as well and then let you redirect it to your  cell phone.  We use that service from Callture.com. 
Mar 10, 2008 06:05 PM