Special offer

Toll Free Number for Your Cell Phone and Virtual Fax Machine for only $2

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Greater Princeton

For several years now I've used a really great, inexpensive company for my personal toll free number  which I put on all of my marketing pieces, email signatures, business cards, web sites and yard signs. I also use them for a toll free fax-to-email number.  The company is called Kall8 and for only $2/month (+6.9 cents per minute) you can have your own toll free number that rings to whatever phone you'd like. I have mine ring to my cell phone. I get calls daily from this toll free number and find that potential customers, if given a choice of calling my cell or a toll free number, for some reason, tend to call the 800 number first.

You can even have your toll free number accept faxes. Once a fax is received, it is emailed to you in PDF format! I ahve a seperate number for my toll free fax, but you can use just one number to answer voice or fax calls.

They offer a lot of features for this basic price: Voice mail, fax, call blocking, custom call routing (have calls forwarded to multiple phones based on day, time or even where the call is originating from) and lots more.

Check them www.kall8.com

They also offer 'vanity' numbers (phone numbers that spell things) starting at $15 per month - for example 1-866-38-REMAX is available as is 1-866-440-MOVE.

I'd be interested to know if anyone else uses their own toll free number and your experiences with it.

 

Ben Myers
The Broker Ben Group at Realty Idaho - Meridian, ID
CEO/Designated Broker

Interesting.  How come so inexpensive?  What is your normal monthly cost for each line you have? 

Aug 07, 2008 07:31 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

This is a great service for only $2 per month. Thanks for sharing I will make sure to bookmark this one.

Aug 07, 2008 07:33 AM
James Simmons
RE/MAX Greater Princeton - West Windsor, NJ

Ben:

I don't know why so inexpensive, and I don't ask questions! It works, it's cheap and that's good enough for me! I was with them for a while so I got in while rates were lower and they locked me into those lower rates so I think my base rate is $3.25/month for the two lines combined and my monthly is usually under $10. (100 minutes of inbound calls costs just under $7. Of course, I wouldn't mind if it were running me 150/month as that would mean I'm getting even more call ins!

Aug 07, 2008 07:59 AM
Joseph D. Federico
MVP Realty - Naples, FL
Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico

Jum-Thanks for the info on kall8.com

Joe

 

 

 

Aug 07, 2008 09:24 AM
Jim Dunlap
Roberts Realty - Yucca Valley, CA

You're right that people tend to dial a toll free number first.

Aug 07, 2008 10:35 AM
David Slavin
Keller Williams Premier - Katy, TX
CDPE, ABR, SRES Keller Williams Premier

Thanks for the information.  I have a toll free number for listings to get information 24 hours a day or people can contact me through it as well but I have thought of using it for faxes too.

Aug 07, 2008 11:16 AM
Anonymous
Doug Fray

I was with Kall8 but recently I've switched to Callture.  They have better overall rates, and the same plus additional features.  Just a heads up for the cost concious agents out there. My toll free service, plus the PBX Callture offers, has been excellent for my business.  www.callture.com

Aug 08, 2008 01:49 AM
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Jim Crawford
Long & Foster - Fredericksburg, VA
Jim Crawford Broker Associate Fredericksburg VA

Thanks I bookmarked this and will check it out later...I am interested in this.

Aug 08, 2008 01:55 AM
James Simmons
RE/MAX Greater Princeton - West Windsor, NJ

Doug:

Thanks for the tip about Callture.com. I checked them out also. While the per minute rate is 2cents less, it looks like they charge extra for voicemail and call routing to multiple numbers. I don't use either of those features anyway so it wouldnt matter to me. So this one also looks like a good deal.

Jim

Aug 08, 2008 05:26 AM
Frank Mancino
Finance of America Mortgage - Hamilton, NJ
Frank Mancino

Thanks Jim, that is excellent information. I am going to give it a try!! Thanks, Frank

Oct 09, 2008 02:46 AM
Bobby Wallace
Vacant Land Solutions - Charleston, SC
Sell Your Vacant Land The Hassle Free Way!

James - have used them before - they are good!

Nov 01, 2008 02:15 AM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

I'll have to check these out.  We are looking at kicking the land line to the curb... and the fax is the only thing stopping us. 

Nov 26, 2008 01:36 PM
Joseph D. Federico
MVP Realty - Naples, FL
Southwest Florida Homes with Joe Federico

Thanks Jim, I will have to check them out.

Nov 26, 2008 11:33 PM
Tanya Venable
Orlando, FL
SEO, Mobile SEO, and Internet Marketing Consultant

James, thanks for posting. I have been considering getting a toll-free number but the last one had was really expensive. I will check this out.

Nov 30, 2008 09:37 AM
Eileen Begley
Coldwell Banker, DelMonte - Carmel, CA
Monterey Real Estate

Sounds good so bookmarked the site to read more in depth later. I do have one thru AT &T and looks like this one is cheaper. Will compare the per minute rates too. Thanks.

Dec 10, 2008 12:22 PM