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I purchased Verizon Droid Maxx and I love it, I have three different email accounts, I have skype, I have my office phone forward over to the cell phone when I'm out and about. When a call comes in if your phone number is in my directory it speaks to me and tells me who it is, I have everything set up with a different message ring. I also have it set up to let me know when I get new emails, so then I can check my emails right then and there.
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I use google voice for my business without a hitch. I have all calls forwarded to my cell phone. I do also have a magic jack, which we use as our "home phone." My husband is from Europe and we use it to make extremely cheap calls to Ireland, England, Germany, etc. I highly suggest either one (or both).
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Hi Rhonda,

Thanks for the information I couldn't figure out why I would need two services. I also didn't know that google voice was free, my favorite price!! With the other sevices, mentioned, is there a fee? I also hadn't thought about an 800 number, thats a great idea for those who don't live in my area! With the 800 number do I pay for the incoming calls? I have to think about the fax services, I already have 2 land lines thanks to our TV services and alarm system. I have decided to use the line that is not the house number which I already use as a dedicated fax line along with the other service that is on there. Thanks again for the information. VAF has really helped me in putting together my business.

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Yes, if you get an 800-number, you will have to pay the price of the incoming calls. If you are planning to use landline phone, please quit the idea since it leads to huge bills. You should try VOIP, it is quite inexpensive and the quality of service is good.
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Ladies,

What great advise!!! I stopped using landlines so long ago I can't remember. I use my personal cell phone and wanted to look for other options. I currently use skype to communicate with clients and love it but would also want to have a separate numer to communicate with new clients. Thanks!!!!

Do you want to get a different number from your existing cell phone or you want to get a different line for this purpose? If a different line is required, you can simply get it and continue conversations from there. If you need a different number for the same cell phone number, then you will need to contact some PBX provider which can host your number so as to project a different number through which calls are directed to your cell phone number.
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Does anyone use Sprint as a cell phone carrier coupled with the Google Voice? I have had some issues recently with Sprint and would not want to set up Google to forward to my cell phone if it is going to be a problem.
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Great info!! I do not want to give out my personal cell # and am very interested in the Google voice option. Does it display the google voice # so I can tell that it is a business call?
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I also have just started Google Voice, I am still learning all the benefits and options, but so far I really love it!!!
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I actually had trouble with Google Voice. There are times when the call gets dropped or doesn't go through. I use Skype US/Canada for $2.99 per month now and it's great.

I actually have distinctive ring set up and only costs me about $10 per month compared to about $20 for a new line.
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I am still undecided on what my best option is but I am going to give Google Voice a shot.
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I'm using Google Voice. It's completely free, you can load an app to your phone so you can answer it anywhere or use your computer to answer, and it has all the options that a physical phone line can from your house.
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Ok, so for those who use Google voice, when you return calls, does it show your cell phone number or the Google Voice number?
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That's a good question and I don't know. I've never used it for that. I always use my computer. The only time I use the app on my phone is to let it show me that I received a call. It auto translates all calls into text so I have an idea of what's been said and can already be prepared when I return the call.
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Does anyone use Sprint as a cell phone carrier coupled with the Google Voice? I have had some issues recently with Sprint and would not want to set up Google to forward to my cell phone if it is going to be a problem.
I have the same problem with Sprint (sigh). I'm getting ready to give Straight Talk a try with a new, upgraded phone. I'm really hoping that the service will be a lot better. I can't wait to make the change. I hope it works out for you.

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