Set up a toll-free number for Skype.
You all know about toll free numbers. Now we can set up a toll free number for a Skype. With this we can make our customers calls automatically redirected to your Skype number. Toll-free numbers are free to the caller, but are not free to you, the recipient. Even so, consider the advantages of providing your US customers with a toll-free number.
A toll-free number makes your company look professional and, if you’re a non-US company, it extends your reach globally. A toll-free number lets you serve customers by having a national presence in the US. Many toll-free plans charge only for what you use. So, your bills will grow only in proportion to your business.
A vanity toll-free number is a number that spells something meaningful in relation to your company or business. 1-800-GO-FEDEX is an example of a well-known vanity number. Well, thankfully you can provide your customers with a toll-free number that you can link with your Skype number so the calls made to the toll-free number are re-directed automatically to your Skype number. In fact, you can have any number of toll-free numbers redirected to the same Skype number.
Now this also means that if you’re a non-US company, you can have a toll-free number in the US. That is a number with a prefix of 800, 888, 877 or 866 which are linked to US Skype numbers. But you can have those calls redirected to wherever you are located around the globe. Now, how’s that for convenience for your US customers. Plus, it says volumes for your global reach of your company.
First off, you must get a US Skype number. Now this number will look like any regular public switched telephone number, a PSTN number to a toll-free service provider. If asked whether you have a plain old telephone system, a POTS or a PSTN number, well you can simply answer, yes and give them your Skype number. Next off, you need to find a toll-free service provider to give you a toll free number and to have calls to that number redirected to your Skype number. Google on, and you’ll find yourself spoiled with choices.
However, be aware that some toll-free plans require a contract, perhaps also an upfront fee and a recurring monthly maintenance fee. Other plans are such that you pay only for what you use, or rather what your customers use, to be precise. So, shop around, get the best deal based on your needs and you should buy without effort a plan that costs less than five cents per second.