Phone Line Tip!

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Thought I would share a quick tip. Often in this business, you have the need for multiple phone lines. You may have google numbers that you need to link to an actual phone, or craigslist postings to verify, etc. 

Without dropping a big sum of money, I have found a couple ways to accomplish this:

1. Buy a prepaid tracphone. Usually you can get a cheap flip phone and a handful of minutes for around 25-30 dollars. 

2. This is the one I like: using an old phone that is no longer active, go to ringplus.net and verify that you can do the BYOD (bring your own device) program. Activate it with their free plan, and you're set! I just dusted off a 2-year-old POS flip phone last night and activated it for free, and have a 200 minute/50 text. 

At this point, I have 4 different phones, all linked to google voice. You can use them for different marketing campaigns, or for craigslist/gmail verification. You can't use virtual/pbx numbers to verify most accounts, so you actually have to drop a few bucks..

In case you're wondering, I have no affiliation/reward with any of these companies and just wanted to share a tip that may come in handy if you're trying to build a business on a shoe-string budget in your early days. 

here is a better tip... use burner app.

no additional phones, no prepaid crap. all you do is buy tokens to keep the new number it was created and when you dont need the number anymmore, you burn it with a click.

this way you can have 1 number for stroller on CL, another number for quotes, a third number for that annoying neighbor that keeps calling u.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT_ax9EpKqE
Originally posted by @George P. :

here is a better tip... use burner app.

no additional phones, no prepaid crap. all you do is buy tokens to keep the new number it was created and when you dont need the number anymmore, you burn it with a click.

this way you can have 1 number for stroller on CL, another number for quotes, a third number for that annoying neighbor that keeps calling u.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT_ax9EpKqE

I'm aware of burner and considered this, but have you used it with CL? Being a PBX, I was under the impression it wouldn't work. Let me know! Thx. 

Originally posted by @George P. :

here is a better tip... use burner app.

no additional phones, no prepaid crap. all you do is buy tokens to keep the new number it was created and when you dont need the number anymmore, you burn it with a click.

this way you can have 1 number for stroller on CL, another number for quotes, a third number for that annoying neighbor that keeps calling u.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT_ax9EpKqE

 Just as expected...the burner number cannot be verified with CL's ad posting process. 

do u need to verify a cl ad? I don't remember having to do it lately.  

if u are calling someone though it would work.  there was a blog on here about it,  let me see if I can find and tag the author 

@Jack Baczek

can someone tag jack? 

Originally posted by @George P. :

do u need to verify a cl ad? I don't remember having to do it lately.  

if u are calling someone though it would work.  there was a blog on here about it,  let me see if I can find and tag the author 

Yes, to verify CL postings, you can't use certain types of numbers - PBX/Virtual. Of course you can use a variety of other systems to make calls. 

Anyways, it was just a post that I hoped might help someone someday. 

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