I’ve been trying to set up a separate phone number for business calls. I have been using Google Voice, but I don’t find it to be very good at organizing contacts. It also doesn’t work with voice commands, so I can’t make calls while I’m driving.
If anyone has found a good service for a second number, I’d love to hear about it.
Yes but if you want to actually get a response, use my landline. At best I check my cell phone maybe once a month.
And while I’m thinking of it ---- please stop sending text messages to me landline number. It is a very old dumb wired telephone that I’ve had since 1978 and it has no idea what you have just tried to tell me.
What happens when you get a text message to a land line??
I have a land line (comes with my internet service. It was (pretty good) DSL but has been upgraded to fiber)
I have a cell phone (usually is in my car)
I have a work number (VOIP – really bothersome to get calls because I have to put on a headset. I usually don’t notice I’m getting a call (it is quite rare) that I don’t get my headset on in time)
In our case nothing; and with a lot of the mobile plans it seems nothing happens on the senders end either. I have had several co-workers jump me about “why didn’t you respond to the texts I sent you” a couple days later so clearly they aren’t being told.
I was going to suggest Sideline. My brother and I have a rental. When it’s time to look for a new tenant, I’m the one who fields the calls so I get a number from Sideline and we put that out instead of my wireless number. It’s free to use (an ad shows on the app when you open it) and shows on my smartphone as a “Sideline call” rather than some random number so I know to grab it right away.*
When the house gets rented, I keep it alive for about a week to say, “Sorry, it’s gone,” then kill it; anybody inquiring on a listing taken down a week ago is someone I don’t want to talk to anyway. If I wanted to keep the number, I need to use it every thirty days or pay a buck a month.
*Due to the prevalence of junk calls, I have a policy of not answering anything coming in that is not in the address book. Exceptions are made if I’m expecting a call back from someone new or [del]am bored[/del] have the time and want to collect the information of the offending party to turn them in to the Do Not Call registry.
Old Fogey here: I have a home land line and a work land line. I also have a cell phone (not smart phone) but it mostly spends it time turned off in my car. Its just to call my wife when I’m at the store, and when I’m on travel.
It was a sad reflection on my age that when I say the BBQ pit complaint about the new phone breaking my first thought was one of these.