Google offers Google Voice to individuals that have a Gmail account with them. It is a free, internet-based phone application that is easy to use and has great benefits, especially for physicians wanting to keep their personal phone numbers private. With a Google Voice number, you can easily manage phone calls and text messages while keeping your personal contact information secure. In this article, we’ll discuss seven reasons physicians should have a Google Voice number and how it can benefit them in their practice.
#1. Use your personal cell without exposing your phone number to others.
Once you create a Google Voice account with a new phone number, you can download the Google Voice app for your mobile device. You can then use the app to make phone calls and send text messages from your cell phone. Instead of your personal cell number showing up on their caller ID, your Google Voice number will be seen.
#2. Set up a Google Voice number that matches your workplace area code.
Many of us have cell phone numbers with area codes that do not match our work area code. When setting up a phone number with Google Voice, you can choose the area code and number that works for you. This way, patients and staff will recognize the area code and are more likely to pick up your phone call.
#3. Calls can be made over WiFi or thru your cell phone’s service.
Whether you have cell phone service or wifi, you can make phone calls and send text messages thru the Google Voice mobile app. This is super convenient in hospitals, hotels, and other remote locations with limited cell phone service.
#4. Make phone calls and send texts on multiple devices.
Since Google Voice is an internet-based phone service, you can make and receive calls on just about any device that has cellular service or Wifi. Not only can you use Google Voice on your phone, but you can also use it on your computer and tablet. In addition, Google Voice will sync across all your devices.
#5. Easy to use voicemail service.
Callers leave you a voicemail on your Google Voice number, just like when they call your cell phone. The Google Voice app stores the voicemail and offers an accurate transcription for easy review.
#6. Sync Google Voice with your Google calendar.
Google Voice can link to your calendar to help manage your day. You can set it up so that when you are busy, your calls will be directed to voicemail rather than interrupting your day.
#7. It’s free!
One of the best things about creating a personal account with Google Voice is that it’s completely free to use. With Google Voice, you get a free phone number that can be used as your business and personal line.
How to get started using Google Voice: To set up a Google Voice account, start HERE. If you already have a personal Gmail account, it’s recommended that you set up a second Gmail account before you create a Google Voice number. This way, your Google Voice account is not associated with your personal Gmail account.
Having a Google Voice number can be incredibly beneficial for physicians. Create your Google Voice account today and take advantage of what it offers for FREE.