Let me give you my number…
“Where can you be reached?” is probably something a busy mobile
professional hears a lot of. And of course your cell phone is probably the
most reliable route for people to contact you, but you don’t want to
give the number to just anyone. You also would probably not use your cell phone
minutes while you are in the office. And of course, what are you going to do
if the battery goes dead or you are in an area with bad reception?
How would you like to give out only one phone number? How would you like to
give out one number and know that wherever you are you can be reached, or choose
to let your office take the call? What if that same number was your fax number?
What if you could print your fax on any fax machine or computer printer in
the world? Well, I think that would be pretty cool. But that is only the beginning.
There is a service called UltimateLinx that offers all of these features and
more. It is a service uniquely suited to mobile professionals who are either
out of the office or out of the country. It will nearly eliminate phone tag,
connecting you to your important callers on the first try.
There are a lot of great features of this service. Some of these services are
already out there and available separately, but this is the first time I’ve
seen them all bundled together and connected to a single phone number. There
are also features available that you can’t get anywhere else.
You can enter three numbers that will ring simultaneously when your UltimateLinx
number is dialed.
By calling into your UltimateLinx service you can also create a conference
call with up to nine people from any phone in the world.
Anywhere Fax Retrieval
Faxes sent to your UltimateLinx number are stored in the system. Call your
UltimateLinx number; enter the number for any fax machine in the world and
it will send your fax to that machine. You can also view your faxes online,
save them to your computer, e-mail them or print from your computer. This can
save a lot of time and paper if you need to make several revisions to a document.
You can also choose to have UltimateLinx announce your callers so that you
can prioritize your calls and hear who is calling in their own voice, much
better than caller ID. You can choose to take the call, send it to voicemail
or transfer it to a colleague.
All of your voicemail messages are also connected to your single number and
can be heard through any phone and also by logging onto the UltimateLinx website.
Privacy and Security
Another benefit to the service is the ability to maintain your privacy. You
never have to give out your cell phone or home phone number but will be reachable
if necessary. You also do not have to worry about keeping in contact with people
if you need to change one of your numbers.
Perhaps the best feature of UltimateLinx is Hopscotch calling.
Imagine talking to a client while on your cell phone when it starts warning
you of a low battery. You could tell them you have to call them back from a
different line, or you can walk over to any landline phone, call and log into
your UltimateLinx account and press a single button to seamlessly transfer
the call from your cell phone to the land line.
This can also be done in reverse. How many times have you wanted to leave your
office but just couldn’t break away from a call? Well, now all you would
have to do is pick up your cell phone, dial UltimateLinx, transfer the call
and be out the door without the caller ever knowing the difference.
There are several examples of the feature of UltimateLinx, but to demonstrate
the value of the service as a whole consider this true story. An UltimateLinx
member was stranded at an airport and there was no cellular service because
of a downed tower. The only phones available were the airport payphones. This
allowed some to make important outgoing calls, but the UltimateLinx member
logged into her service and entered the payphone number as one of her follow-me
numbers. Not only was she able to able to receive calls, but the people on
the other end still only had to call her single number to reach her.
Also consider the benefits away from your professional life. You can provide
an UltimateLinx number to an elderly family member if they need assistance.
They call the single UltimateLinx number that will then simultaneously call
three phone numbers. They could be a family member, a doctor and a neighbor.
Fair, Affordable and Reliable
Signing up is also easy, and an affordable UltimateLinx subscription offers
month-to-month service, which means no long-term contracts or fees for early
Linx Communications was founded by Alice Hsin. Hsin is one of the foremost
recognized experts in the post-divestiture telecommunications industry in the
areas of integrated telecommunications systems, services and applications.
Visit UltimateLinx’s local provider, Ultimate Linx Communications ( www.ultimatelinxcom.com)
or contact Alan Nemeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for
more information. Ultimate Linx Communications offers the UltimateLinx service
to businesses, professionals, families and students.