How to Find an Internet Based Call Forwarding Provider. If you are on-the-go for business or pleasure it can often be helpful to use one of the Internet-based call forwarding services. With these services you receive a single new number that rings on whichever of your landline or mobile phones you want. All of your calls from home, business or mobile numbers can be forwarded to a single number. Here are some suggestions for finding a provider.
Things You'll Need
- An Internet connection
- A browser
Searching for a call forwarding service that isn't a scam for rerouting calls to some overpriced service can be daunting. The following websites are legitimate. Check their offerings and see if one is the problem solver you need (see Resources below for links).
Grand Central is owned by Google. You get one number that rings for all your phones and you get one voicemail for all your phones. You set it up through the Web. You can screen callers, record calls, block callers and use it to put a phone contact button on your web page so that people can dial you from your business site.
Ring Central provides local and toll free numbers, fax service and advanced call forwarding. You can transfer calls from a landline to a mobile, have phones ring all at once or in sequence, even route calls by Caller ID. This site has won several awards for their service, particularly the toll-free calling services you can get.
Many telco companies such as Qwest offer call forwarding. You might check with your own phone company to see if they can provide what you need.
Office Depot has a service called Follow Me that gives you one business number that rings all your phones, including mobiles. It works for voicemail, fax and conference calling.
Toll Free Forwarding has an interesting feature for international calls that allows you to determine the time the call will be completed. You can get voicemail and faxes and ring up to 15 phones using the same number. If you have associates working in different geographical areas you can transfer calls from one extension to another, no matter where in the world they are located.