Two phone numbers that ring to one phone

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I would like to have two separate phone numbers that both ring to the same phone. This is to capture business in 2 different area codes. I feel I miss out on business as people won't call if it's long distance.

If that is not possible what about a 1-800 or another toll free number?
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Posted 1 year ago

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Dennis, Mobile Master

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You could.  But you will need to forward from one phone to the other.  The Call Forwarding add-on will be required.

Of you can just get the 1800 number from a voip provider and have it forwarded to one phone
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@Rob: check out either Fongo or FreePhoneLine. Activate via sms and email validation. Then grab a number in the city of your choice, from one of their available cities (in BC/AB/MB/ON/QC/NS).

If you rather have a phone number from a different prefix than what they are offering (example you want a 416 number that "looks" like a cellphone number), you could activate a number on prepaid (just the cost of the sim card) and then port to Fongo for a one-time fee of $25.

Fongo will offer you free call forwarding for life to your cellphone number (assuming it falls into their free calling cities). You can even log into the app and receive incoming SMS free (it's a few bucks a month for outbound SMS). Call quality via call forwarding is terrific as it doesn't go through your wifi. You could make outbound calls also via the Fongo app over wifi or data.

If you're outside of Fongo's free calling areas, then your best bet would be other options such as voip.ms, or even magicjack/nettalk if you need heavy usage.

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CallCentric.com offers similar service with true 800-numbers if that's what you want. Forwarding/simultaneous ringing throughout North America. Calls handled over landline, cell service or wifi. About $2 US per month plus a penny and a half per minute for actual usage.
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I personally recommend zendesk.  They have phone support along with email support for your team of staff
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm going to look into a couple of the options today.
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This can be done with Hosted PBX Simultaneous Ring Feature offered by The Real PBX. It is a very innovative feature that allows you to ring multiple phones or extensions at the same time when someone calls the user’s number.   
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Please don't revive inactive threads.