Cell phone, second line and distinctive ring. - Posted by John Behle
Posted by John Behle on November 27, 1999 at 13:38:05:
I have a business line. It is the only number I give out. We use distinctive ringing on each of our lines - so 2 lines actually have 8 different phone numbers and rings. Very inexpensive. So, on either line, we know the source of the call. The business line is usually forwarded to my cell phone which has voice mail and caller id.
If I’m busy and don’t recognize the number - I don’t pick it up. Yet, if my son calls or someone I’ve been trying to reach - I can take the call. To me, it’s total control, yet 24 hour access for what I CONSIDER IMPORTANT - not what someone else does.
After having a couple lousy cell phone connections in the past and an voice mail service that shut down, I decided I didn’t want to ever give out a number again that would be temporary. So, I give out only the business lines from a couple different cities. Both are forwarded to the cell phone, but I can change that in a moment.
We had a break in and my cell phone was stolen out of my car. Within minutes, I had the lines forwarded to my wife’s cell phone and also downloaded my telephone directory from the computer.
I love the program “fonesync” that will synchonize your computer telephone directory (Outlook or other PIMs) with the telephone. You can even have multiple phone books in case you had different databases of numbers you wanted in your phone at different times.