More people are seeing the need and the benefits of having multiple phone numbers in use at the same time. It might seem inconvenient for some, but the question of whether or not the benefits outweigh the inconvenience is actively discussed.
A business and personal phone line are required whether you work for a company or are self-employed in order to conduct your business. This offers a work-life balance in your communications and means that you can turn off your number when you need to spend time with your family. However, in our opinion, there is much more to it than this simple statement indicates. Why are you considering several phone numbers? Generally, having a single number is preferable.
One possible reason is because you own a business. To get your business off the ground, you’ll need a phone number to accept sales calls, media contacts, and employment applications. You do not want your phone number to be shown to the whole world. Create automatic welcomes and appointments using a backup phone number.
As your business grows, you may recruit more staff and schedule your own office hours. Begin your business with a business phone number, not a personal one. It comes across as tacky, cheap and inept. You want to avoid receiving calls at all hours of the night. When nighttime approaches, transfer all business phone calls to an automated voicemail that you review the following day.
Second, having a second phone number enables you to make the most of your limited financial resources. It is a waste of money to purchase a phone system or a business smartphone. A monthly expenditure of hundreds or thousands of dollars for a professional phone system for your business. A second virtual line will cost you just a few pounds each month.
Third, having distinct phone numbers with an area code specific to their location not only provides peace of mind for your contacts when you call them, but it may also result in lower call rates due to the use of a local number.
Fourth, the additional security that having different numbers brings far outweighs the risks. You do not want your personal number going out to anyone and everyone. It is linked to your social media and financial information.