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  Post #1 (permalink)   10-18-2004, 03:38 PM
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Is it possible to get a toll-free number on a mobile phone? I have been looking at several 800 number providers, and have found nothing in FAQ or forums about being able to add toll free number to a cellphone.

I am a student, and thus cannot have business calls sent to the house. I currently do not offer any phone support at all, but would like to add it. This is why I need it on a cellphone - to offer support 24/7 and not have anyone bothered by phones ringing in the house.

Any insight into this is greatly appreciated!
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  Post #2 (permalink)   10-18-2004, 05:43 PM
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actually a lot of 1-800 companies can forward the calls to your cell phone.
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  Post #3 (permalink)   10-18-2004, 06:05 PM
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Oh....

Well, I was looking at getting a cell phone as well Never have had one, and support for customers would be my main thing.... Would I need an actual phone to receieve calls before they are forwarded? And have you ever seen or do you know of any provider that gives the toll free service right out the box? (like if I buy a phone, can I get an 800 number with it right then and there...)

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the provider can just forward it to a phone thats typically how they work anyways. I don't know of any cell phone service that gives you an 1800 number. but like I stated there are plenty of 1-800 service providers out there. just do research on them on some other message boards as well this one WHT etc...

And before you get a cell phone do your research on the companies. A lot of people get a cell phone because it's cool and forgets about the service. most GSM networks are not good at all. Here in California Verizon Wireless is the best (rated #1 4 years in a row by JD Power & Associates)
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verizon? Cool.

thanks for the tips, much appreciated!

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  Post #6 (permalink)   01-17-2005, 09:34 AM
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Is it possible to get a toll-free number on a mobile phone? I have been looking at several 800 number providers, and have found nothing in FAQ or forums about being able to add toll free number to a cellphone.

I am a student, and thus cannot have business calls sent to the house. I currently do not offer any phone support at all, but would like to add it. This is why I need it on a cellphone - to offer support 24/7 and not have anyone bothered by phones ringing in the house.

Any insight into this is greatly appreciated!
Yes, it's possible to have your 1 800 number forwarded to your mobile phone. Actually, some providers can redirect calls going to your toll free number to at much as 3 locations simultaneously. Try Tollfreeexpress.
 
 
 


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  Post #7 (permalink)   01-17-2005, 12:03 PM
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... do your research on the companies. ...
Best advice you could receive. I have 2 friends with 800 numbers for their businesses. Both of them can have the calls go to their cellphones when necessary. One got an 800 that he pays a set price per call for. The other has a number that is charged by the minute ... and its costing him lots of $$$. Also ... with both friends ... if its redirected to their cells and they happen to be out of the area they get charged long distance on top of it.

So again ... do your research.

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PS ... my friends & myself are all in Canada ... so different countries ... different rules ... maybe.
 
 
 


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I can suggest you with a site that can help you with this service and here they do offer call forwarding on your cell phone too ...
check out : http://net2phone.com/home_usen.asp
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  Post #9 (permalink)   02-16-2005, 06:53 AM
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From a design point of view, I love net2phone.com's website...good lord! Can I have on of those to?
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Forwading to a cell phone eats up your cell phone minutes, causing a potentially expensive overage charge each month.

If you have a broadband connection you might want to look into Vonage as an alternative to forwarding to a cell phone. For less than $30 monthly you can get unlimited local and long distance and an 800 number. There is also the option to forward your number if you are going to be away and want your calls to follow you.
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Yes and in that case net2phone will help you a lot ... just check its features and really with some good affordable price ... I have tried it ...
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I can suggest you with a site that can help you with this service and here they do offer call forwarding on your cell phone too ...
check out : http://net2phone.com/home_usen.asp

thank you for the good resource. i found it rather useful!
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I'm surprised that no one here has recommended Kall8. Kall8 has pretty good toll-free solutions. They let you forward calls to any phone number that you want, and have lots of other good features. I won't waste your time here. But, here's the link to Kall8.
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- Kall8.com
- angel.com
- gosolo.com
- smart800now.com

All can be forwarded to ANY number you choose.
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