When you find a website about a service you are looking for, it’s great to be able to find a phone number to call to straight away.
As service professionals is important to be accessible and to have a contact phone number in our websites.
If you are thinking “Yes, I agree, BUT…” it is possible that you don’t have a dedicated work line for your business and that you cannot control office hours, and other very helpful features.
Line2 can be the solution for you because it will allow you to keep your professional and personal lives separate on one phone or iPad.
You can pick a new number (even an 800 number) or transfer an existing number, and you can add business grade features to this dedicated phone line. You can use your smart phone or iPad and even forward the call to a landline. When traveling you can place calls over Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data or cellular voice networks, literally taking your office with you.
And you even can start with a free account – it’s quite easy.
See the video for an overview of Line2 features and check the text below the video for a how-to guide on how to start using this system.
Note: I don’t have any affiliation with Line2. I’m just an user that loves this service.
Go to: http://www.line2.com/home/ to create an account
Enter the information as prompted in Step 1.
Rather than obtaining a local number you can choose the Toll-free number option. In either case, you will be given options of numbers available in your area to choose as your second line. When prompted, choose the number you would like.
Click next when finished.
Make a note of your new number.
Complete the information requested and click next when finished.
Have your phone nearby as you will receive a call from Line 2 asking your to enter your 4 digit validation code followed by the # sign.
Select the plan that best suits your needs. For the purpose of this demo, we are choosing the Free plan
Once you have chosen your plan you will be asked to download the app for your particular device. If you are using an IPhone or iPad, you can go to applications on your device and download for free from the app store. If you are using an android device you will be given a button to select for the download.
Log in to your account by going to :
The Softphone is the application that Line 2 uses to enable you to make and receive calls through your computer and via your Smart Phone.
Be sure to follow the instructions that will appear following the download of the applications for your particular device.
After log-in you will be taken to the main screen where you can choose the options that you would like to set up.
You can begin by importing your contacts. If this line is for business or personal, you can import those contacts by uploading a CSV file of those contacts.
You can customize how you receive calls to your computer or your softphone.
Line 2 can screen and announce the party that is calling through the Announcement Settings link.
The greetings can be customized to fit your style and your business.
When you purchase the Pro Version you can utilize the Auto Attendant feature.
You can enable this feature for use during business hours and after hours to take care of incoming calls for you based on the information that enter.
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