At Grasshopper headquarters we received our first snowfall of the season last week, which resulted in long, messy commutes home for us all. This snow storm lead to the revelation that, winter is officially here, and this is only the beginning!
With a virtual PBX or hosted PBX system, your business doesn’t have to stop just because your employees are snowed in. When the roads aren’t travelable and you and your employees are stuck at home, here are some ways you can stay connected:
Forward Your Calls – You can manage your virtual phone system online or over the phone so when a snow storm hits all you have to do is set up call forwarding. Log in and set your local or 800 number or extensions to be forwarded to you or your employees’ home or cell phones.
Let Them Know Where You Are – Winter storms can take their toll on more than just the roads, so when weather prevents you from being able to work, even from home, turn on your away greeting and let your customers know the office is closed.
Get Your Business Calls – When a snow storm turns into a snow day for the kids, your plans for the day go out the window. No matter how crazy your day is, some calls you just can’t afford to miss. With call screening and announce, you can pick and chose which calls are important enough to answer and which calls can be sent to voicemail and addressed tomorrow when you can think straight!
Virtual Fax – Your toll-free or local number can double as a fax line, allowing you to receive faxes without any equipment, so that business can run as usual. You can access your faxes online, have them forwarded to a fax machine or even have them delivered via email as a PDF.
Just because you can’t make it into the office, doesn’t mean you can’t work! With a virtual PBX, you never have to worry about missing work or that important call because of the weather. Enjoy the snow!