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Take Your Business to the Virtual World with a Virtual Phone Number
Building a business is, in a lot of ways, like an obstacle course. Obstacle courses are, at first glance, relatively straightforward in terms of what needs to be accomplished after all. You think you understand what you have to do from afar and you think you know that it is going to be really hard—jump over that part, crawl under that bar, etc—but, upon actually undertaking an attempt to finish the course, you realize it is a lot harder than you had thought it’d be.
Like an obstacle course, getting a small business started—much less profitable—is a lot harder than it seems. There are innumerable obstacles that will be in your way, and many of which will appear without warning; from hurricanes to global coronavirus pandemics to your car getting a flat tire on the way to meeting with a key investor, you are going to run into issues.
When building from the ground up, you want to make it easy for yourself. And one of the best things you can do to make it easy to get down that obstacle course later on is to get yourself a virtual phone number.
Below, we’ll be walking you through the steps you can take when getting a virtual phone number from MightyCall as well as why you should be taking those steps to ensure a smoothly running business.
Is a virtual phone number “real”?
Real quick, before we get into the step by step approach to getting your own virtual phone number, we should probably make clear a couple of terms. In particular…virtual phone number!
So, for the unaware or uninitiated, a “virtual phone number” (you may have also heard of VoIP, short for Voice over IP) is essentially a standard phone number — just one that is not necessarily tethered to a specific phone. Instead, it is (often) attached to an account online, which then, in turn, can be accessed via online portals or through apps built for iOS/Android/other operating systems.
A virtual phone number is just as real as any other phone number, and it is your number — not the number provider’s.
Should you transition to another VoIP company, you can absolutely take your number with you. That’s called number porting. Some companies will charge for this service, and some won’t. You can also keep using your existing VoIP number and port it to a new service when you want a better price fit.
What’s in a Virtual Phone Number from MightyCall?
It’s incredibly easy to get started with your virtual phone number. Firstly, you can use your virtual phone number with essentially any internet-connected device, provided it can input and output sounds (unless you want a really boring conversation) and can remain connected to the internet with a relatively solid connection.
Now, let’s look into some things that your business phone number can do.
Going Mobile with the Mobile App for iOS/Android
For those who are going to use their mobile devices a lot, we recommend downloading the MightyCall app for iOS or Android.You can do basically everything aside from the initial set up there, from managing your active status to listening to voicemails/call recordings to checking statistics, texting, and, of course, making and receiving calls.
Setting up the account is super straightforward—if you do happen to have any questions during the process, one of our customer help team members will of course be able to answer them—and adding team members (for those of you planning to use your virtual phone number for your small business) is crazy easy.
Cooperating on Business With Your Team — Anywhere
One of the best aspects of MightyCall’s virtual phone number system is that you can add as many users as you want. This is because MightyCall allows those who use their virtual phone number system to add as many extensions as they want.
Simply go to your profile and select “Invite user”.
You’ll have to put in some super basic information—like their name, email, and the extension you want them to have (which can basically be whatever you want it to be), and then that’s that. Once the person accepts the invitation then they are part of the Team.
What this does is massively expand your capabilities. Is your business just you, but you wish to appear larger? Do you legitimately have 25 employees but don’t want to get one of the higher-up plans, for whatever reason? MightyCall’s multiple and limitless extensions are for you.
Setting Up Call Routing for Your MightyCall Virtual Phone Number
Once you have a virtual phone number, you are going to want to maximize its fullest benefits. For example: with ordinary cellphones and such, you can’t set when you can receive calls (that is, short of just turning off your phone).
With MightyCall, it’s very different. MigthyCall has what’s called a call tree, or call routing. Once again, simply go to the Web Panel and select the “Call Flows” icon on the left. In this section, you will be able to have full control over where incoming calls go, at what time of day they go, and who ends up receiving them.
You can create new “branches” for special VIP numbers (numbers which are callers you truly don’t want to miss) and branches for “special” black list callers (numbers which are callers you definitely want to miss). Once again, you can set the times; if you want to set business hours, you can have calls automatically go to a voicemail (which you of course can record; all voice messages can be easily recorded by you using your phone or by uploading files from your computer) when you are off shift, so to speak.
Create as many call flows as you’d like- it is totally up to you. We seriously value flexibility for our clients in the same way small business owners value flexibility for their own businesses. Both need to be able to be flexible to weather the challenges which will come up during the obstacle course. MightyCall’s call flow option is just one of many tools you can use to make your path a little bit easier.
Getting Your Busienss Contacts Into Our Mini-CRM
One of the best features of MightyCall’s virtual phone system is the mini-CRM that comes with Contact Book Plus. Here, you can add your customers’ numbers, information, and add comments/notes/reminders about each contact.
When you have a team, this feature becomes a simple way to manage your contacts right from your mobile phone. That’s because Contact Book Plus automatically syncs to all of your team’s connected devices, so a note that one employee adds about customer “John” is visible for the team.
Such mini-CRM functionality built into your business phone means follow-up is always easy and the whole team is updated with important client information without accessing third-party CRM software.
How to Get a Virtual Phone Number from MightyCall
How do you go about actually getting a virtual phone number from MightyCall? Well, in the beginning we said that this all would be a heck of a lot easier than an obstacle course, and we meant it. Getting a virtual phone number is incredibly simple; just head on over to MightyCall’s site and click the Free Trial button on the top right.
You can search numbers for areas which are not specific to your geographic region. This is another key benefit of virtual phone numbers: you can basically get a number for anywhere. So if you live in Texas and want to expand your business for whatever reason to New York City or Seattle, you can do so.
If you simply want to expand one town over, but they are in a different area code, that’s possible. And if you want to have vanity numbers (numbers which also spell out words on the phone keypad, like 1-888-JACK), you can do that too.
The world is becoming more and more virtual…
… So why not turn your telephone number virtual as well? With a virtual phone number from MightyCall you will expand your team at the rate you choose, have complete control over when you receive calls and to whom they go, and grow your client base.
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