Many of us think of medium to larger sized businesses when we think of Hosted PBX phone systems—busy offices with lots of people and lots of phones. But the truth is that these systems provide a LOT more than just multiple telephones and extensions.
A Hosted PBX phone system provides a long list of benefits, most of which are ideal for sole traders and small business. They can help you to build your business and make life a little easier along the way.
And for around the same monthly price as you’re probably paying for a single business landline service, you get much, much, much more!
When your business relies on being available to customers after hours, it’s hard to take time out for the important things in life—like dinner with friends or family, or just recuperating after a busy day’s work.
For tradies, medical professionals, mortgage brokers and real estate agents running a small business, that ringing phone is something you can rarely ignore—it represents concrete leads that are important to your business’ bottom line.
Letting your phone go to voicemail is not an option. According to research by Fortune in 2006, 80% of callers who get your voicemail will hang up without leaving a message. And that means they’re probably calling your competitors.
But being on call 24/7 can wreak havoc on your productivity—to run your business successfully you also need down time to regroup, have a life or focus on getting actual work done.
I’m going to let you in on the one foolproof secret to maintain your sanity while getting more leads and happier repeat customers!
It’s simple. Invest in a professional after hours answering service today.
Most 1300 number plans will provide you with free minutes for local landline-to-landline calls (that is, local calls made from a landline, which you answer on your landline).
The number of free minutes will vary, usually depending on the monthly cost of your plan: for example, plans that are $0 a month typically provide ZERO FREE MINUTES, and those that cost more can offer up to 20 minutes of free talk time for local landline-to-landline calls.
Alltel is pleased to be the FIRST telco to announce a 1300 number plan with UNLIMITED FREE talk time for local landline-to-landline calls.
The phone is an essential tool for small business. It’s the way many customers form their first impression of your company, and is often the main communications channel between you and your customers.
It’s important that everything about your telecommunications solution helps to present your business in a positive and professional manner.
It’s equally important to select a solution that not only meets all of your needs today, but adapts with you as your business grows and your needs increase.
After deciding to get a 1300 number for your business, the next step is to decide which carrier and plan is right for you.
The problem is that there are so many different plans out there for 1300 numbers, it can be really confusing to compare them.
There are three major components you need to consider:
- Monthly plan charge
- Number of free minutes (for local calls, landline-to-landline)
- Call rates
The plan that is right for you will depend a lot on where most of your calls come from and on how long they last.
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Here are the three most common questions that we get asked about 1300 numbers:
- What exactly is a 1300 number?
- Why do I need one for my business?
- How much is it going to cost me?
Let’s look at each one of these in turn.
Did you know that a Live Answering Service can generate a lot more money than it costs?
Scenario: A potential customer is calling, but you’re not able to take the call. You’ve heard the experts and business gurus say that you should personally answer as many calls as possible, but there will always be times when you’re in a meeting or talking to another customer on the phone, working at a customer site, having lunch, dropping the kids off at school, or on the verge of solving a tricky problem that you don’t want to be distracted from.
That’s what voicemail is for. Right?
Well … that depends on how many potential customers your business can afford to lose.
1800/1300 NUMBER SPECIALISTS
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