When considering switching to virtual receptionist services, clients often ask us if they have to change their phone number. This is a big concern for business owners, who invest a lot of money into websites, business cards, ads, and other marketing materials. Updating their phone number in so many places can be a hassle — not to mention expensive.

The good news is that today’s phone answering technology allows you to enjoy all the perks of virtual reception without having to change your current phone number. Most Smiledog clients use our services in one of three ways. Let’s explore three scenarios for potential Smiledog clients!

Full-Time Reception Services

When you sign up for full-time reception services with Smiledog, you will take your current phone number and forward it to the number provided to you at sign-up. That’s it! Smiledog takes care of everything else, meaning using our services is easy and hassle-free. When you forward your current line, you get full-service reception without having to change your phone number.

Part-Time Reception and Back-Up Services

If you have an in-house receptionist you like, but who occasionally gets overloaded with calls, you can use our services on a part-time basis. This also works if you are usually available to answer calls yourself, but want back-up service when you’re busy with clients or out of the office. Whatever your part-time and back-up needs, Smiledog has a level of service that is right for you.

For example, you may want to set up services such that Smiledog is routed the call after 3 rings without answer. This frees up your existing receptionist to assist with other office duties or handle high call volume without leaving your callers hanging.

Establish Your New Business With Smiledog

If you are just getting started with your business, you can hire Smiledog either full-time or part-time, and use your assigned Smiledog line as your business phone. You can publish this number on all marketing materials, including business cards, websites, ads, and more. The business line remains yours, even if you don’t stay with Smiledog. You can port the number to another provider as you wish.

Call Smiledog today to learn about our services, and how we can help streamline your operations and grow your business!

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