Phone Questions


4 Votes
7 Answers
2.15K Views
Inexpensive 800-number?

I am looking for an inexpensive 800-number. I would like to forward it to my cell phone, but get professional sounding voicemail if I don't pick up. (I could change my voicemail message, worst...

asked Jan 23 '10 at 06:15
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Joseph Turian
895 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
1.07K Views
Reducing phone calls from customers? We get way too many calls for product customization and new features.

Our SaaS product that targets the enterprise gets way too many phone calls from customers. We can't remove the phone number completely, since it results in some sales leads.Here are some things...

asked Mar 19 '14 at 20:29
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Rocco Schmidt
308 points

0 Votes
2 Answers
654 Views
Problem interview

I am trying to contact potential customers that have signed up for our beta to see if they will take part in a 'problem interview'. I want to find out if I understand the problems my customers face...

asked Dec 2 '13 at 07:02
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Drdavidpier
13 points

5 Votes
3 Answers
1.14K Views
Best strategies for approaching customers via phone

We are currently creating a spin-off from the university, that offers services to biotech/pharma companies. We have tried to reach our first customers by cold emails, but we were not very...

asked Dec 27 '12 at 18:55
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Flow
114 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
634 Views
Telephone calls to leads outside of the US?

I recently began calling up people who fill out the lead capture form on my website (name, email, phone). I'm based in the US, and calling US numbers is no problem. But my product is available...

asked Nov 28 '12 at 04:59
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Bc Web
101 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
894 Views
What are your experience on business in making windows phone7 apps vs windows8 apps?

I am currently making windows phone7 apps. I was wondering whether I am missing on something by not making windows8 my primary development platform. I am considering programming for both somewhere...

asked Aug 8 '12 at 18:55
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Lamin Sanneh
114 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
967 Views
Cheap tollfree (1-800) service with voicemail only? (USA)

I'm looking for a service that gives me a 1-800/1-877/1-888/etc. number and voicemail for it. That's it - don't want it to ring through, follow me, etc. Just take a voicemail if someone calls and...

asked Apr 21 '12 at 06:01
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Raindog308
11 points

-1 Votes
1 Answers
1.2K Views
Business phone service, Cell vs Landline

My understanding is that consumer landline use is steadily dropping off, but I'm wondering for a business where emergency service is not required, customers getting a voicemail is okay, etc --why...

asked Jan 4 '12 at 03:46
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Blunders .
899 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
916 Views
Are mobile phones and service contracts a business write-off?

I purchased a smartphone to help me conduct my business (mobile hotspot, email, access company intranet, etc.). Previously, I did not own a cellphone, personal or business. Additionally, I signed a...

asked Jul 6 '11 at 17:14
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Clint
695 points

0 Votes
3 Answers
1.29K Views
How can I get a good screenshot from mobile apps?

I want to take a screenshot of my apps along with the phone just like in Color landing page. How can I achieve this? I tried to take a photo of the phone but it doesn't look as good. No, taking the...

asked Jun 4 '11 at 22:25
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Jpartogi
1,342 points

1 Votes
3 Answers
972 Views
Are Any Companies Doing Anything Interesting / Creative / Fun with their Phone System?

My company is implementing an automated phone system (press 1 for sales, 2 for support, etc.) which I absolutely despise. We've gotten to the point that transferring calls around, getting in touch...

asked May 27 '11 at 06:19
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Kyle West
708 points

4 Votes
6 Answers
1.2K Views
Start-up Address and Phone Number

What are people's perspectives on a start-up that has or doesn't have a physical location or phone number listed on their website? My site is currently still in Beta and I am still making...

asked Jan 25 '11 at 13:06
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John
161 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
769 Views
Toll-free or local phone number?

I'm getting a phone for my new business and I'm debating to either get a 888 number or a local one. My main concern is high phone bills on a 888 number, when I will get support and other...

asked May 2 '10 at 00:30
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Stefanos Tses
981 points

2 Votes
4 Answers
1.24K Views
Best mobile phone/service for startups

For years, RIM's Blackberry devices were the corporate standard. Today, many businesses deploy smartphones running Google Android, Apple iOS, or Windows Phone as well. What are the pros and cons...

asked Dec 30 '09 at 00:58
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Mathaix
510 points

5 Votes
9 Answers
3.01K Views
Small office phone solutions - what do you recommend?

My company has 3 full-time people including one salesmen who makes a fair number of phone calls. Currently we all use our cell phones and I am trying to figure out a good small office solution. The...

asked Dec 16 '09 at 08:53
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Jason Cianchette
506 points

1 Votes
4 Answers
740 Views
Guidelines for which form of communication to use

Someone asked me today when it was more advantageous to call someone, email or pay them a visit. This is one of those things you think you know but is difficult to quantify. What are some of your...

asked Oct 28 '09 at 02:32
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Rob Allen
631 points

22 Votes
17 Answers
4.6K Views
Should I get a phone number for my start-up?

I've noticed that a lot of software start-up companies do not post a contact phone number on their website. Even some seemingly established companies (such as 37signals) do not post their phone...

asked Oct 13 '09 at 07:07
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Alex Papadimoulis
5,901 points