Help! I want to add a toll free 800 number for my pressure washing business so I can advertise in other counties. But I don’t want customers to think I’m not local if I use my local area code. What’s the best way to get a 1800 number on a cell phone for business? Thanks!
Howdy, I’ve written some guides that will walk you through getting a toll free number for your business on your mobile phone. I have a couple recommendations on which providers to go with also, depending on your budget.
Most people that just want to get a cheap 800 number for their cell phone, go with a call forwarding service like Grasshopper. That’s who I would recommend, and you can get a toll free 1-800 number for just over $10 bucks a month. You can check the current Grasshopper plans and pricing here.
If you want to add an 800 number to your cell phone, AND have an office phone, I would go with Phone.com or Ring Central. They start at around $10/mo and go up from there, but allow you to add a physical office desk phone that’s plugged in, instead of just a virtual phone service that let’s you get a 800 for any cell phone like Grasshopper.
How To Setup A Toll Free Number For A Cell Phone On Any Carrier
A lot of people are mistaken in thinking that their cell phone company matters when it comes to adding a toll free business line to their cell… It doesn’t, in fact the only thing that matters is Iphone or Android app capability. All of the recommended providers have complete integration with both platforms, and let you plug and play as soon as you buy your 800 number.
- How To Get An 800 Number For Your Business (and be able to receive calls in less than 10 mins!)
- What To Do If You’re Using Google Voice And Need An 800 Number
- Grasshopper VS RingCentral VS Phone.com
- The 3 Best Places To Buy Cheap Toll Free Forwarding Numbers For Business Advertising
- The Ultimate Guide To 1-800 Numbers
- Grasshopper Phone Service Reviews
- Least Expensive Voip Service For Startups & Small Businesses
- How To Get A Cheap Local Business Number In 30 Minutes (no contract!)
- Inexpensive Business Phone Services Reviewed & Compared
- Where To Buy A Custom Vanity Line For Your Business
- My Top 3 Picks For The Best Rated 800 Phone Service Providers For Businesses (local and 800/toll free)
What’s The Difference Between An 800 Number Forwarding To My Cell Phone And A Dedicated Line Through The Phone Company
The major difference is with a toll free Voip provider, you need to essentially BYOD (bring your own device). You have to already have some type of cell phone or device that has an active number service, and it simply integrates with what you already have. The reason the price for these is so cheap, is because they don’t have to have the same infrastructure or backend, and instead just maintain a free smartphone app that lets you add any of your toll free numbers to your existing cell phone of choice.
How To Choose Which 800 Number Phone Line Provider To Use For Your Pressure Washing Business / Smartphone Type (iphone & android)
If you haven’t seen any of my YouTube videos, you might not know the difference between a number forwarding service, and a true voip phone service provider. All of them have smartphone apps, but the key difference that no one warns you about, is if you ever want to use a phone adapter in the future.
Getting A Cheap Phone Line For Your Pressure Washing Business (that’s expandable in the future if your business grows)
When I talk about phone adapters, I’m specifically referring to being able to add an office desk phone to the same line you have on your cell phone. In this case for your pressure washing business, let’s say things are going well in a year from now, and you want to add another truck/crew, and there are too many trailers to store at your house at this point.
You end up getting a cheap warehouse space, and you have a cheap $8/hr kid that works part time at the warehouse after school, doing little maintenance items like replacing the fittings on damaged hoses, cleaning the tanks, etc…
Adding The Ability For Part Time Warehouse Employees To Make Calls On The Business Line With An Office Phone Remotely (voip)
It would make sense that you’ll want him to answer calls too, since you guys might be out on a job site and can’t really talk clearly with all the machines running right? Instead of making customers wait, he could easily be booking your next appointments, and simply send you a text for your next estimate address.
Only trouble with this idea, is that he needs a hookup for your business phone line at the warehouse now, and you didn’t think about that when you setup your line that forwards to your cell phone.
If this is you, use a service like Phone.com or Ring Central instead of Grasshopper. You will be able to call them at any time, and order an office phone that is pre-configured to already work with your exact business phone line. All you have to do is plug it in when they ship it to you.
If that’s not something you think you’ll want to do expansion wise, go with Grasshopper it will work great for you!
Hope that helps!