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Subject: Re: [TGF] Business Phone
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2008 17:15:59 +0000
Myrt, I have always wondered if you can have extensions elsewhere in your house with MagicJack. I can't tell from the website. That is the only thing that is holding me back.
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From: "DearMYRTLE" <>
> Since most professionals have high speed internet access, why obtain a new
> number strictly for business? At Dick Eastman's suggestion, last January I
> ordered a "magicJack".
> I have now replaced my Vonage phone service ($24 monthly) with magicJack
> (about $20 annually). The service is reliable and provides excellent sound
> quality. One can customize for 911 service. The service includes free
> voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, directory assistance.
> Plug any phone into the magicJack, and then attach the magicJack to your
> computer via USB. PC Magazine awarded magicJack "Editors' Choice" on 17 Jan
> Happy family tree climbing!
> Myrt :)
> Your friend in genealogy.
> -----Original Message-----
> [mailto:] On Behalf
> Of Melissa Barker
> Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 9:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [TGF] Business Phone
> Hello All,
> I have a question about the use of a business phone for professional
> Sometime in the next month my daughter is moving out to go to college.
> While I will miss her very much, I am jumping for joy (on the inside)
> because I will finally get to have her bedroom for my own office space.
> Right now my husband and I share a rather large room for both of our
> home businesses, but I am sure you all can understand that no matter how
> large the room is having your own space just feels better.
> Not only do I get her room but I am going to take over her telephone
> line as my business phone.
> Now for my question. When I answer the phone should I answer "Once Upon
> a Time Genealogy" or just Hello, this is Melissa Barker? Or what?
> While I have not encouraged people to contact me by phone, I am finding
> that there are many people out there that feel better talking to a real
> person than just emailing. My new business cards will have the new
> phone number and my new listing on the Middle Tennessee Genealogical
> Society's site as a professional genealogist has me listed with a phone
> number. So, it is possible "phone work" could pick up in the future.
> This probably sounds so simple and unnecessary to discuss, but it's
> something that has been on my mind as I make this "move". I find that
> any change that I make with my genealogy business I like to seek out
> advice from my peers so I don't make a mistake that I will regret.
> Any comments welcome.
> Sincerely,Melissa BarkerGenealogist for Tennessee and
> KentuckyWebsite: www.freewebs.com/genealogyservices/
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