Is your caller ID becoming worthless? Every day more of us see numbers on our display that we can’t recognize: Cellular call. Incoming call. Inbound. Unknown. The list goes on. The question is why did our caller ID’s stop working?
If you are going to give out your phone number on cards, flyers, ads etc, get a separate business line. There is nothing more frustrating than having a child answer the phone and ask “who is this?” I’ve even had children pick up the phone and begin singing to me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love kids, even have a couple of my own, but I do not allow my children to sing the ABC’s on my business line answering machine.
One of the latest gifts of technology to the mankind is VOIP or Voice Over Internet Protocol. It is nothing but usage of phone service over the internet. Originally designed for data networking, VoIP is simply the transmission of voice traffic over IP-based networks. Sounds complicated? Well, in simple words, if you have a reasonable quality Internet connection you can get phone service delivered through your Internet connection instead of from your local phone company. Now, this can be done in two ways using either an ordinary phone with the help of ATA(analog telephone adapter) or an IP phone.
When you use a toll-free number to receive calls, the phone company needs to show you the Caller-ID even if the caller is blocking it. The law requires this because you are paying for the call. Therefore you deserve to see who the caller is.
Reverse phone number search services allow you to find out exactly who just called you. Many people began switching to cellular phones because of the caller ID service. With cell phones the caller ID systems would not tell you exactly who was calling.
Some advertising calls start with a recorded message by the company and it provides an option for no longer receiving calls. Use the option or ask the company telecharger number book representative to remove your name and number from their call list. Legally, all companies are obliged to do just what you ask. You should also register your name for the national do not call list.
Look for clues. Again, if you need to verify spelling, caller ID can be a great resource. When your caller has a name or works for a company you’re not familiar with or if you are having trouble hearing them, take a glance at the caller ID. Just as before, ask for confirmation: “That’s A-Kore Incorporated, spelled A as in Apple, K as in Kansas, O-R-E, correct?” Remember, caller ID isn’t 100% accurate every time, but it can let your caller off the hook for the legwork.
Do a Google search to find one with a low monthly fee. Don’t pay more than $2 a month and a $2 activation fee. Check to be sure they do not require a contract. Check the per-minute usage charge. A single number without a contract may cost about 7 cents per minute.