Telephones aren’t for phone companies anymore. Thanks to the widespread availability of broadband internet, other companies – like your local cable company – are starting to offer their own version of telephone service. You’ll probably see it called Broadband Phone, Internet Phone or VoIP (Voice over IP) service.
Fortunately, there are many ways on how to cut back on the costs. First, you need to get rid of the features that you do not really require, such as countrycode.org, call waiting, and even long-distance dialing. The World Wide Web has a lot of VOIP services such as Skype, which is a lot cheaper than these phone features.
Their highest plan at .99 makes your minutes $.108 per minute meaning you would get 650 minutes a month if you used the whole plan for voice calls. You also get unlimited nights and weekends and unlimited mobile to mobile. This plan is probably the best deal because you would rarely use the 650 minutes with the fact that you get nights and weekends free and calls to all cingular customers free anytime. However nearly dollars a month may be a little steep for a cell phone.
Back to the basics. Yes there is still a place for the simple sign. Perhaps you should have signs or banners made in advance of an impending storm that would notify clients how to find you or communicate with you in the aftermath.
Having toll free numbers in tough times helps businesses increase their profitability margins. There are less missed calls. And overall calls volume goes up because they are free to dial. Other various phone options can help transfer and forward calls to particular areas of your service department, too.
Many companies have several positions to fill. You could try being a phone, chat or email psychic for a few weeks, a few days, or even for just a few hours. It is all up to you. But usually you must work just one hour a week to receive a paycheck.
BBB seals don’t always mean a lot on the Internet, but they still pull their weight locally. If, for instance, you live in Cincinnati, Ohio and you want to know a contractor’s worth, the contractor that’s part of the local Better Business Bureau has been around for years and has a reputation to maintain, while one who isn’t may be a fly-by-night company.
The last thing I love is the ability to block annoying phone calls. If by chance a telemarketer gets your new number, simply block the caller and you will never hear from them again. Something traditional land lines don’t do well in my experience. So if you have been looking for another way to make your cash go further give Skype a try.