Once you begin using a toll-free number it will be easy for you to see that there are a number of alternative uses for these phone numbers beside just making money in business.
A toll-free number can also be a way for you more conveniently stay in touch with family, and it can even be an effective harassment prevention tool. This chapter will cover the alternative uses for your toll-free number so that you can make the most of it.
I want to touch on a couple alternative uses for your toll-free number.
Keep in touch with friends and family with a toll-free number.
Keeping in touch with friends and family members who are spread out across the country can often be costly. If you happen to have friends or family living in a different state, you know how quickly the charges can begin piling up. A toll-free number can greatly reduce the costs of calling people who are located in different regions, and you can even choose a toll-free number that is easy for everyone to remember. This way, they’ll never be able to use the excuse that they forgot the number or lost their personal address book because your vanity number will be unforgettable.
Harassment prevention with a toll-free number.
A number of available features aid in harassment prevention. For example, caller ID and call blocking are two ways in which you can monitor who is calling and prevent their calls from coming in. Just as a toll-free number is an effective way to increase your national appeal, it also doubles as a means by which you can mask your location should you ever have to deal with a disgruntled caller or someone who is determined to harass you in any way, shape, or form.
Toll-free numbers are child-friendly.
Toll-free numbers can also help your child remember your phone number. By choosing a vanity number that involves words rather than numbers, your child or grandchild will be able to recall the phone number quickly, and you won’t run the risk of them being unable to reach you in case of an emergency. Given that children under the age of six or seven commonly have a hard time remembering a string of numbers, opting to go with a vanity number that is easy for them to remember, such as a family member’s name or their favorite pet’s name, is ideal. The child will then have a personal connection to the number, so it will be much easier for him or her to remember.
Toll-free numbers are ideal for those who want more personal time.
Having a toll-free number also gives you the freedom to go wherever you like, whenever you like, without missing a call. As a consequence, you will have more time for your personal life, while not causing your professional life to suffer for it. This may sound like a strange benefit of having a toll-free number, but acquiring one can actually improve your relationship with your friends and family. More of us are becoming workaholics these days and are finding that we have very little time to build our personal relationships. Having a toll-free number can minimize time spent in the office and maximize time at home or on vacation. Oddly enough, obtaining a toll-free number can give you back your life, especially if you’ve been spending much of your time glued to a desk.