Business Phone System Setups in 30 Minutes
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As a start-up, one dropped call could make the difference between viability and entrepreneurial failure. A virtual phone system is reliable and extremely affordable. Not only can you take advantage of unlimited extensions and online phone management tools, you can also complete your Grasshopper setup on your own without spending hundreds of dollars for professional installation services.
Follow the step-by-step guide below and have your business phone system set up completed in as little as 30 minutes.
Step 1: Picking Your Business Number
The idea of setting up a phone system with multiple extensions may seem like an impossible dream. Because Grasshopper is a virtual phone carrier, installation does not require knowledge of telecommunications, wiring, and receivers. You simply have to pick a number! You can select either (or both) a local or toll-free number for local and long-distance customers.
Step 2: Recording Your Main Message
Once you have selected your phone number, you can record a custom greeting. This message will be the first thing customers hear when they contact your place of business, so make sure the message is well-versed and professional. Choose a team member with a polite tone and follow the prompts to set your recording (we do offer a professional voice studio feature for those interested).
Step 3: Adding Extensions
Unlimited extensions allow you to set up individual extensions for employees and executives at no extra cost. You can also add department extensions for larger offices. When a customer calls, they will be given the option to call a specific extensions to reach a specific person/department or search by name.
Step 4: Start Receiving Calls
Once you have selected a phone number, set up a custom message, and assigned extensions, you are ready to receive calls, voicemails, and faxes. You can manage your phone calls and voicemails online or directly from your phone.
Setting up your virtual system has never been easier. No more waiting for a tech to come and install your systems! For more information on setup,