Meet OpenPhone – the easiest way to start running your business phone line instantly. If you’re still debating whether or not you need a business phone number, here’s something to put your mind at ease: Yes, you do…
The OpenPhone setup is super simple.
All you need to do is download the OpenPhone app for iOS or Android. Once you open the app, you’ll be able to request a local or toll-free number covering the United States and Canada. For those of you that already have a business phone number and don’t want to change it, you can easily port it onto OpenPhone so that you will be able to receive calls through OpenPhone.
That’s it! You can now use the OpenPhone app to send and receive calls and text messages. Super simple, right?
Running a business phone line helps you build authority and trust.
Now more than ever there are tons of people in every industry who just create a website, start running a ‘business’ and selling services. Just take the web design industry (my industry) as an example, the number of people in this industry which have no idea what they’re doing is unthinkable. It’s hard for customers to differentiate between legitimate businesses and those which are simply scams or providing a terrible service. With OpenPhone you can easily run a business line to accept calls from prospects and resolve customer service issues – helping you take a step towards providing a better service.
Stop giving out your personal information.
When you’re running a business, you will end up dealing with people all over the world (eventually, hopefully). When this happens, you certainly won’t be happy to share your personal phone number with everyone. I’ve personally had this problem because I always gave out my personal phone number and when I was receiving a call I could never tell if it was from a prospect, current customer or just a friend that wanted a quick chat. This resulted in an awkward moment whenever I’d answer the phone and debate between saying, “Hi, this is is Alex” or just saying, “Hey, what’s up?”. Giving out my personal phone number also inherently meant that I would need to answer calls from everyone, all the time. With OpenPhone, I can finally switch off and only accept calls when I’m ready to accept calls (i.e. not at midnight when my iPhone starts vibrating off of the night desk). Giving out a personal phone number also just isn’t professional, and with OpenPhone you can easily get a toll-free number.
Ditch your second phone or don’t get one.
With OpenPhone there’s absolutely no reason you need to lug around two phones in your pocket anymore. The app seamlessly allows you to operate a second phone number on your personal phone. Getting a second phone is not only impractical but extremely expensive because it doesn’t only mean that you will need two physical phones but it also means that you will need to subscribe to two phone plans. Needless to say, this isn’t a cost-effective solution and is just painful to manage.
According to reports from TechCrunch, OpenPhone is eventually planning to become more collaborative with options such as phone number sharing, meaning that you would be able to share your phone number with other team members to handle calls seamlessly. ThePhotographyBlog is looking forward to seeing what’s in store for OpenPhone and how they evolve, but for now, we’re happy to be able to say that we’re one of OpenPhone’s amazing customers…
Ditch your second phone, hassle and start running your business properly with OpenPhone for just $9.99/month!
I’ll be posting more about my experiences with OpenPhone and using a phone in modern-day business, so stay tuned.