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How This Two-Person Company Runs Off Cell Phones

Sneakz needed to run off cell phones, but the founders wanted a professional presence and didn’t exactly want their personal numbers to become public. The solution? Grasshopper, web- and app-based virtual phone system which allows companies to have a toll-free 800 number with multiple extensions. Returned calls appear as from the 800 number regardless of the phone Philp and Fowler are actually using. Furthermore, voicemails are sent as an attachment, meaning one founder can easily forward messages to the other right from a cell phone. “I enjoy bike riding on the weekends and have taken work calls made to the 800 number on my cell phone from the top of a mountain,” Philp says.