Google voice is now online!!!

Hallelujah! Google voice is now open to the public. If you’re not familiar with it, Google Voice is a new service from Google, that allows you to connect all of your various phone numbers together via an easy to use web interface. Voicemail, call forwarding, all of the bells & whistles, all via one phone number. So, fo instance, my new Google number is (919) 386-9321. So, if you call that number, I can set it to ring my cell phone when I’m out of the office, my office phone during business hours, and my home phone in the evening. I can check my voicemail from any phone, or have .mp3’s of my voicemail messages emailed to me. Google Voice has been in a testing phase for several months, but now that it’s public, I foresee big changes in how we communicate.
So what does this mean for your business? Well, you now have the opportunity to be even more accessible to your customers. Imagine having a Google phone number for your customer service department that is completely managed online. Now that’s power. So, I’m advising all of my clients to sign up for a Google voice number immediately. You can request an invitation, here.

Virtual 800 number provider – Cheap virtual phone number

I received a lot of feedback when I last posted about my new partnership with Kall8. Kall8 is a provider of cheap, virtual 800 numbers, as well as online local phone service. From their website:

“Kall8 is the only fully integrated toll-free service that offers traditional 800 service with a complete set of online tools to manage and track your toll free numbers in real time. With Kall8, you can instantly activate and forward your 800 numbers, view calls, and analyze the results of your ad campaigns online. Choose from a variety of toll free numbers to find the perfect one for you!”

The best thing about the service , however, is not the fact that they offer voicemail as well as fax capability, it’s not the fact that they offer a convenient online interface. Frankly, the best thing about the service is how cheap it is! For only $2 a month, you can have a fully functioning virtual 800 number from one of the most respected providers in the industry. In the next few weeks, Hibbitts Consulting will be getting a completely new look, as well as a shiny, new, cheap virtual 800 number. I won’t even have to raise my prices to pay for it. So, if you want to project a professional image, encourage new customers to contact you, and save a little money in the process, visit Kall8’s homepage and give them a try.