BTW calling back your clients and showing a 416 number along with your company name should not be an issue unless you want to appear to be somewhere else.
This is a large topic and I encourage you to further research it. The carriers are not well-positioned to help you. I cannot but I know my friend was able to route all calls to his smart phone in PV this winter and return calls. He explained it to me but I got lost. I know it involved Google Voice and Skype in addition to cell phones and landlines, all on one phone.
One of his numbers is in Silicone Valley and he got a call from a VC that wanted to drop by for a coffee. We both got a laugh over that.
I totally agree with you. I decided to include my 416 on my business cards, website and documents I send to my clients. I advertize it as my local number.
Originally Posted by kcowan
For the distinct tone, I decided to set up all my phone contacts with the regular ring, and assing non-contact with a completely and unmistakable ring. To it, I will answer "Welcome to ABC inc. my name is ....".
I think we can close this discussion. Thanks to everyone who shared information!
If you want your clients to see the toll-free number and not your personal number, then you need to ask your bell provider to set the caller Id as your toll-free number. As far as distinct rings are concerned, I think Bell does not provide this feature. I saw the website but could not discover any such feature. Still, you just call them and ask them for distinct rings. I am also using a similar type of scenario where I have different rings for different numbers and also different IVR for both. So, I know it is configurable. However, it varies from provider to provider. You should confirm from the Bell guys.
Originally Posted by Taxsaver