What is a Virtual Calling Card?

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Display your company phone number when calling from your cell phone!

Virtual Calling CardImagine you are a start-up business and that you work from home. You use your home phone line to make business calls. Suddenly, you have turned your home phone into your business phone and all outgoing calls show your home phone number.

In the past, many of you have used calling cards to keep customers from knowing that you are calling from your home number. Wouldn’t it be great if you could turn your home phone into your business phone without purchasing additional equipment or phone lines or even using the traditional calling card? Now, you can do just that! By using the “virtual calling card” feature of a Virtual PBX you can display your business’s phone number on all of outgoing calls without actually revealing the number you are calling from. You can now virtually turn any cell phone, a friend’s home phone, or hotel phone into a business phone for outgoing calls.

The virtual calling card’s most noticeable difference is there isn’t a physical card to carry. Traditional calling cards use telephone lines and phone networks to exchange information, but the virtual calling card employs your virtual pbx. All you need to do is call into your virtual pbx number enter either a #, *, or some other defined code, your extension and follow a couple of specific instructions provided by you virtual pbx provider. It’s as simple as that. All minutes used on outbound calls made in this way, are charged against your free minute allotment for the specific plan you have, for the month.

Whether you are a start-up business, a small business already established or business professional, you are always looking for ways to keep your overhead costs low. One of the most important means of getting and keeping business is through telecommunications. The prices for phone systems alone are outrageous, not to mention installation costs, phone company charges, and the time and effort often necessary to train the users of these new systems. All of these considerations add up quickly and can take a toll on finances. Knowing that you can turn any home phone number, cell phone, or hotel phone into a business phone at no additional cost, and maintain your security and privacy, allows a small business or even a business professional to have more control on telecommunication expenses.

Some large well-established businesses have done away with their elaborate phone systems and have turned to the ease and convenience of a virtual pbx with the virtual calling card system. In addition to all this, the virtual calling card gives you access to a network from over 30+ countries all around the world for international calling at low costs. The virtual calling card is ideal for those who have business in other countries or for those who want to expand their client list, at minimal cost.

With a virtual pbx you can have all the “bells and whistles” as a traditional phone system or you can tailor each feature to your own personal, business need. Regardless which company and which features your choose, by using the virtual calling card feature, you will always get the satisfaction of knowing that your personal contact number will never show up on a Caller ID display of your customer, clients or colleagues.

If you are looking for convenient, flexibility and personal protection but yet inexpensive way to stay in touch with your customers, clients, colleagues or even friends and family either near or far, a virtual pbx with the virtual calling card feature is the way to go. There are many companies that offer the virtual calling card feature, so start looking into obtaining yours today. Of the companies we review RingCentral, Phone.com, and VirtualPBX are a few that offer this feature.

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Christina Sterling

Editor at VirtualPhoneSystemReviews
Christina is the chief editor at VirtualPhoneSystemReviews.com. In her spare time she is also a web developer and a small business owner. She loves camping, traveling, and all things VoIP related.

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