Let me ask you a question. Have you ever been in a situation where you knew that you had an important call coming in, but you didn’t know when the phone was going to ring? There are so many other things that need to get done, and it seems like such a waste to just sit by the phone all day, waiting for that important call. Yet, if you didn’t answer the phone when it rang, your whole day was just wasted! Did you ever have one of those days? What are some options you can apply to this situation?
(1) You can ask your best friend to sit by your phone and transfer the call to you when it rings. If you ask nicely and offer to buy him some pizza, I’m sure he’ll agree! –Not too practical.
(2) You can bribe one of your kids to do it. Pizza does wonders for kids. –Also, not too practical.
(3) You can forward your calls to your cell phone. — Getting warmer. The challenge with this option is that you have to remember to turn the feature on and off. Otherwise, you run the risk of missing calls. Suppose you know your calls are forwarded, and you walk out of the office. However, in reality, you forwarded your phone YESTERDAY, but then turned off the forwarding when you came back into the office. Now, you’re 200 miles away from the office and you remember that you forgot to hit that Forward button! By now, I’d be ordering pizza for my best friend.
When it comes to features and functionality, my rule of thumb is Keep It Simple! If you want seamless functionality, it has to be simple. The less user interaction you have, the simpler it is!
For this, I present option (4) Mobile Twinning!
Mobile Twinning is a feature that automatically and simultaneously rings your desk phone AND your mobile phone for ALL calls, ALL the time! The key word is “automatically”. Sure you can turn it off. However, that would defeat its purpose. Because it functions automatically, it is simple to use, and reliable. It works all the time. With Mobile Twinning, if you’re waiting for an important call from a VIP client, but you have your son’s soccer championship to attend, you no longer have to choose between work and family time. You can have it all! No more missing out on those formative years! You just can’t beat that! Or, can you?
Believe it or not, there is one thing better than having Mobile Twinning. Have you ever travled Internationally? Say, to Italy? How much do you think it would cost to call home on your cell phone? Or, how much would it cost to receive that “important” work phone call on your American mobile phone in Italy? I would venture to say, alot of money! How much would it cost to rent an Italian SIM card? Probably alot less than international roaming, but still more than if you didn’t have to rent a foreign SIM card in the first place! In that case, Mobile Twinning doesn’t do you much good. However, there is an element to Mobility which is inherent to Cloud Based Phone Systems. That is the ability to connect back to the cloud via a mobile app using your phone’s data or WiFi connection! Several US carriers provide free global data. Even if you don’t have global data, there is always WiFi at an Italian Starbucks. With a Mobility App, also known as a Softphone, you can make and receive calls over a mobile data (or WiFi) connection, as easily as if you’re sitting at your office in New York City! You can use the app on an iPhone, Android, and even an iPad. Congratulations! Mobility has now kicked into overdrive!
With full blown mobility, you never have to miss a single call. You have the peace of mind to do what’s most important to YOU. You can go about your business with ease, even when you’re working across the globe!
My question for you is, what are YOU doing in your business to enable you to be productive in any setting, no matter where it is? I’d love to hear from you, please leave a comment below.
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