When Sandy hit it disrupted and destroyed lives and businesses. “As a New Jersey business, we’re making an offer to as many as 100 fellow business people in the Garden State.” says Ari Rabban, co-founder and CEO of Phone.com “SMBs and SOHOs can stay viable and remain in business if they maintain a telephone presence despite having their buildings wiped out, unusable during repair or left without electrical power for weeks at a time, and that’s where Phone.com can help,”
Businesses can sign up for free Phone.com accounts at its website –http://www.phone.com/products/sandy/ – and using the code “SANDY,” or by calling 1-800-514-7987 toll-free. We would need some basic info like contact name and address and a credit card for incidental expenses.
With Phone.com, as long as a business has a “cloud-based” telephone number, calls can always be received even if power to a building fails. It doesn’t matter what device a business person has, or where he or she is located, because Phone.com’s advanced calling rules allow any phone number to ring a VoIP landline, mobile phone, copper-wire line or tablet-based “soft” phone simultaneously. So an SMB’s entire workforce can work remotely and be reachable, appearing to customers as if the company is open for business as usual.
- The options are user controlled via browser, including by smartphone, so call-routing arrangements can be dynamic, based on need.
- Calls can easily be forwarded to other areas, away from storm-affected areas. So if a building is shut down, other people in a different location can answer calls.
- If cable broadband and copper landlines are down, business people can use Phone.com with a “soft” phone on their PCs, tablets or smartphones with Wi-Fi and remain in operation.
As I write this Ari is on a call with FEMA, the SBA and NJEDA, we are doing what we can to help so make sure you take advantage of it and utilize what we’re offering.
Finally Good Luck to everyone affected by Sandy and stay warm with the next storm coming.