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AVD
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reply to TheMG

Re: [Rant] Companies calling home phone during work hours...

I have a GV number that rings every phone I own or is assigned to me. I give it out when necessary.
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mob
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said by AVD:

I have a GV number that rings every phone I own or is assigned to me. I give it out when necessary.

GV is not available in Canada yet


DC DSL
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said by mob:

GV is not available in Canada yet

One can work around that. Get a virtual US phone number (i.e., IPKALL), a voip phone client (3CXPhone or other) for your computer or smartphone, and feed GV into that. Unless the business doesn't allow US area codes in their system, you're good to go.

Another alternative: Get a burner phone and give out that number. You can choose to turn it on or just check voicemail on a regular basis to make sure you don't miss a call you actually need to know about. It costs a few bucks but if one is that upset over being disturbed by phone calls then it's worth the outlay.
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87062379

join:2013-01-22
USA
reply to DC DSL

said by DC DSL:

Two words: Google Voice. Get it. Give out ONLY that phone number. Use it for screening and configure hours you will accept calls. Solved.

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87062379

join:2013-01-22
USA
reply to AVD

Yes this is the best way



AVD
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said by 87062379:

Yes this is the best way

until google starts to charge.
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87062379

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of course, then it would be time to find something else