If you have not looked into Internet phone service, you owe it to yourself and your practice to do so -- and quick ! ! !
Skype, one of the leading companies in Internet phone service is offering an incredible deal until the end of January. Sign up and you get unlimited calls, including long distance throughout the United States and Canada, for $14.95.
That is NOT $15 per month. That is $15 for the ENTIRE YEAR.
To sign up, just go to www.skype.com Because it is a British company, you'll see the price listed in Euros. But don't let that scare you off. They take good ol' American.
If this sounds too complicated, or simply technically too far out there for you, it is not. Look into it, and you'll see it is no more complicated than dialing your own phone. In fact in some ways, it's a lot more simple.
I already have an office phone and a cell phone. What good is this to me?
Try this. I have two lines in my office. I'm always concerned about missing calls if both my secretary and I are on the phone at the same time. But adding a third line is a huge investment in equipment and installation, in addition to the extra $$$ per month for the line charge.
But by adding Skype, I have nearly eliminated the issue. I make my calls on Skype, and soon I will have my secretary doing the same. Our two phone lines are left for incoming calls.
How about this. NO long distance charges on my office phone. EVER. I can call Toronto or San Francisco for the same fee as the pizza place down the street. And that would be a big $0.00
Adding Skype is simple. Just go to the website and download the software. You actually pay after you install the software. That's it. For a better quality, I suggest buying a headset with a microphone -- an investment of about $20-30. That's it.
Oh, and all those contacts in your Outlook? They automatically show up in your Skype contact list as long as your Outlook program is open.
And if none of this has convinced you that you have to try this, just remember . . . We've all blown $15 on stupid stuff more time than we can count. If you end up not liking it, so you blew another $15. But if you find it works (which I think you will), you will be amazed at yourself for what you did for the price of 3 thick burgers at Hardees.