Originally Posted By: sspradling
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This is what we did:
Had a home number. Had an office number. Had a fax number. Had a cell phone number. Only the office number was (is) listed in the phone book. (Regular line listing in the white pages and a small display ad in the yellow pages) Had additional features on the home and office number, caller id, call waiting, blah blah blah. I forwarded the office phone to my cell phone. That worked fine, other than for the times when I was out of cell coverage. Most customers don’t leave a message, they move on down the list. Most customers want a live person answering the phone.
Took a hard look at my phone bills, and decided to: take the added features off the home number, “port” my office number to my cell phone, ditch the fax line (how many faxes do you get for inspections?), ditch the office line. Now we have a plain home number and my cell phone with my old business number. This arrangement saved us $1600 per year, which almost pays for my E&O. Hope this helps.