Tired of carrying your business phone with you all the time? You’re not alone. Especially when you’re in the client-facing part of the enterprise, you’re expected to make yourself more available than the regular worker.
If you’re wondering if there’s an alternative, there is!
Gone are the days that you have to carry two phones with you all the time. Thanks to the innovations brought about by providers like Freeje, you can now enjoy essentially having two phone lines with just one device.
Introducing the virtual sim: the gateway to your second phone line
When we talk about sims, it’s always this small, plastic thing that you insert on your phone to activate its capabilities to text, call, and receive those. But that’s not the only way that you can get activate those capabilities anymore. Thanks to having virtual sims in wide commercial use, you can now do all those without a physical sim. You don’t even need your internet connection. That’s just how convenient it is.
How does it work?
In many ways, it works the same way your regular sim does. But this one is created through the internet. There are two ways that you can use it:
- Route messages and calls to another number
To protect your real number from being used to hack your other personal accounts, you can permanently use your virtual sim as sort of a front. If you give this out to everyone instead, there’s no way that number would ever be useful to them.
- Connect it with your provider’s app
As practical as it may be, the first one is not the reason why most people seek this. They’re looking to get rid of their other phone permanently. And the way to do this is by using your chosen provider’s app and link the number there. This way, you can separate messages because everything from the virtual one will go there.
Why would you want a second phone line in the first place?
It’s more professional
Can you imagine a store owner giving out his own number to their customers? That won’t happen. And if you’re looking for a company to provide a certain service, it’s kind of weird to get a representative’s personal number because it can come off as they want to know you on a personal level. Despite wanting companies to be approachable, there’s always an expectation to keep life and work separately.
It lets you screen calls
If an unknown number calls you, you can ignore it and use your second number to find out who it is. If turns out to be someone you don’t want to have access to you, you can just block their number.
You’re trying out dating apps
If you’re dating, you’re going to meet a lot of people you don’t want to hear from ever again. And having another number prevents anyone from sending you a barrage of unwanted messages.
Who is it for?
- Business owners tired of using a second phone
It’s not the early 2000s anymore. Showing everyone how important you are by carrying around lots of gadgets all the time isn’t going to work anymore. In fact, it would just make you look that you’re unwilling to keep up with the times. And regardless of what industry you’re in, that’s always bad for business. That’s why we think that anyone in the business industry with a second phone specifically for business should make the switch. And it also helps that when you’re traveling for work, colleagues can reach you without having to pay for international calls.
- Anyone who’s out traveling
Instead of getting a physical sim that may not even be compatible with your phone, you can get its more advanced counterpart to be able to maintain your connection there. This is especially important because you’re in a place that might not be very familiar to you. Should you need help, you’d want to access help right away should you need it. Most countries, especially tourism areas, would probably have a number that tourists can call. Chances are that number would have the area’s local code, so it would help if you have one of the same. At least until vacation’s over.
- People who want their privacy
People in positions of power know how it is to get unsolicited calls from people wanting your help. And if you use the number you’ve been using for years, it will be hard to shake them off. If you want to make yourself scarce to those who aren’t in your inner circle, you can just give them your virtual number. They’d technically still have contact with you, but at least your personal number won’t be bombarded by unwanted messages.
If you feel you’ll benefit from getting one, great! You can easily get one and start enjoying your second line right away with our app Freeje Optimum.