How the Toll Free Number Benefits the Freelancer
September 26, 2013
By Susan J. Campbell
, TMCnet Contributing Editor
The busy individual tends to carry a mobile device with them to ensure they can stay connected on the go. When working for the large corporation, this mobile device may be covered in their employment contract and making the connection is easy. If the individual is instead working as a freelancer or a single professional with a virtual office, it could create barriers to connect. With the implementation of a toll free number, these barriers may be removed.
The use of the toll free number is a great way to ensure that these professionals can receive the important calls they need to stay in business. It can also be an excellent way to stay in touch with friends, family, co-workers or clients overseas. A destination application provides them with a local or toll free number that will seamlessly forward the call to a mobile or home phone. Available from GlobalCallForwarding.com, the application saves both money and time while also delivering greater flexibility.
For the professional traveling internationally, staying connected can become an expensive challenge. Roaming charges can quickly add up, especially if the individual needs to stay in touch with the office or clients. Purchasing a local phone number for the country in which the mobile phone is registered in and then forwarding all mobile calls to the new local number can avoid those hefty charges and keep the individual connected at all times.
The key is to purchase a local SIM card once the traveler arrives at the international destination. The card can then be programmed to receive calls from the new local phone number. This effectively allows the mobile phone to forward calls to the local phone number, which will in turn forward all mobile calls to the local SIM. This way, roaming internationally can be an adventure instead of a costly endeavor.
For communicating with friends and family, there’s an opportunity to purchase a toll free number or even a local number in more than 80 countries and hundreds of cities. This number can be set to receive all incoming calls on any designated number or device. Communications get a boost when the person calling doesn’t have to swallow the cost of the international call. Advanced features from Global Call Forwarding also allow the user to set specific ring tones to identify the caller before answering.
Putting local contact opportunities in place is essential for anyone who is often on the move. With a toll free number, boundaries are removed and the opportunities to connect regardless of location are enhanced without extra cost.
Edited by Blaise McNamee