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Grasshopper lets you run your business using your cell phones!
The Entrepreneur’s Phone System
Running a business has changed. As entrepreneurs, we're starting businesses from home, shared offices, even our dorm rooms. While being so flexible is great for productivity and cost savings, it makes it more challenging to stay connected to our customers and our team.
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Some attorneys are just too busy to answer all their calls, which is why they love getting their voicemails transcribed and emailed to them.
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A toll free number can be an indispensable asset to your business. They're most often used for customer service or help lines as one of the biggest benefits is they allow customers to call your business without being charged for the call. However, there are a lot of other great benefits to having a one for your business.
Grasshopper lets you run your business using your cell phone!
- They're portable, meaning no one carrier owns it
- Lend credibility to your brand
- They reduce barriers to purchasing products online
- It costs your caller nothing to call you
- Give your business a national presence
One of the best parts about a toll free number is you own it! Once you buy a number, it is yours to keep. You aren't tied down to any one provider so you can take your number wherever you go.
Not all countries can call toll free numbers, so it's best to also have a local number if you do business outside of the US and Canada.
These numbers are very common now-a-days, so getting a toll free/800 number is easy. They're also first come first serve so you may not be able to get your first choice. Luckily, there are five toll free codes to choose from.
You'll get access to great features like call forwarding, unlimited extensions and read your voicemail.
How to get a toll free number
- Choose a number. Try to use your company name or industry related term (think 1-800 FLOWERS) and to keep it simple and easy to remember.
- Choose a provider and check availability. A phone service like Grasshopper can check toll free number availability and provide you with many options.
- Purchase the number. Once you have chosen a service provider and an available number, all that’s left is to buy it!
Frequently asked questions
Does my business need a toll free number?
You should have one if:
- You sell products or services online.
- Your phone number is a key part of your marketing campaigns.
- You plan to expand or currently do business nationally.
How much does a toll free number cost?
The cost depends on the toll free provider. The cost is generally a combination of the toll-free service provider, the plan you chose and the amount of minutes you use per month.
Is there a difference between the 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 and 844 prefixes?
No. They come in five formats, 1-800, 1-888, 1-877, 1-866, 1-855, and the newest, 1-844 and they all work the same. However, the 1-800 prefix is the only "true" 800 number. Regardless of which prefix you chose, they all work the same and offer you the same benefits.
What are some additional features that Grasshopper offers?
We provide all the same features and functionality that a proper business phone system would provide. You can get 800 numbers, toll free numbers, vanity numbers, or even local phone numbers through us. Since Grasshopper is a cloud based phone system, there’s no hardware or wires to worry about.
Can I send and receive text messages with my toll free number?
You bet! Grasshopper now offers Business SMS on both toll free and local numbers.
Can I send SMS messages to local numbers in Canada?
At this time, no. Texting between toll free and local Canadian numbers isn’t available right now, but we hope to offer this in the future. If you need to send texts in Canada, consider a local number.
What 800 number prefixes does Grasshopper offer?
Will Grasshopper help me with any other areas of my business?
While we do not directly provide other business services, we do publish content regularly designed to help small business owners start and operate their businesses more efficiently. We have created a guide called JUMP which will help walk entrepreneurs through starting and growing their business. We also have a guide specifically for growing a local business as well! We cover other topics such as business equity more in depth as well. Grasshopper also compares various business tools and products, such as comparing online payment solutions for businesses such as PayPal and Amazon.
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I am now a huge fan of Grasshopper… truly saved the day (and my sanity).Carolyn Appleton Carolyn M. Appleton, Inc.
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