Stop Dancing Around Getting Your Business a Toll Free Number

Stop Dancing Around Getting Your Business a Toll Free Number

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North County Academy of Dance (NCAD) in Bonsall, CA started like most businesses: with passionate founders, a unique mission, and a number of obstacles to overcome before their dream can become a reality. Like most start ups, phone service is often over looked. The cost of a new telephone line outweighs the benefit of a dedicated line and the solution is placed on the back burner until more resources are available.

For anybody that has started a business, they know that passion alone doesn’t pay the bills. There’s an initial investment period where those internal rationalization becomes all-to-familiar, “Uh, I’ll put that off until later when I have more money.” Resourceful entrepreneurs have got to decide between the “nice-to-haves” and “essentials” that will increase revenue.

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Keep Your Number Away from Elementary School Kids

Keep Your Number Away from Elementary School Kids

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We recently got my son a new phone. It was his 11th birthday and that was all he wanted. He was apparently “the only kid in school without one.” If you have young kids in school, you’ve probably heard it. Well he may not be exaggerating. I’ve been on campus. Every kid in elementary school has a nicer mobile phone than me.

His phone of choice was a new Samsung Galaxy S4. Nice phone. More of an Apple guy myself, but none the less, a good choice. It has everything an 11 year old needs: games, texting and way more internet access than any kid should have. Way more. Exactly why parental controls were invented. It also came with, like all phones, a new phone number.

Unlike a used car, you can’t find any history on your “new” phone number. You choose one you like and it’s yours. And in my son’s case, at one time it was also the choice of Andrea G. Andrea used that number for a lot of things, including group texts for work, calling friends and also for registering her prescriptions at CVS pharmacy. (In case you’re reading this  Andrea, your prescription is ready to be picked up.)

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It’s My Phone Number. I’ll Port if I Want to.

It’s My Phone Number. I’ll Port if I Want to.

Port your phone number with local number portability

Port your phone number? What’s that?

Port your phone number is a fancy term describing the process of transferring your existing phone number from one telephone service provider to another. You may also hear the term “LNP”. LNP stands for Local Number Portability. The FCC LNP rules protect your right to keep and/or transfer your existing phone number should you switch service providers or cancel service. This simply means you own your number and have the right to keep it. From the FCC.gov website:

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