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Stop spam phone calls by using a second phone number

Despite attempts at regulation through hefty fines and Do Not Call registries, robocalls and telemarketers are still annoyances for most people. It’s nearly impossible to avoid them. It may surprise you that telemarketers obtain your number from everyday interactions such as ordering pizza, apply for credit, or even donating to a trusted charity. As detailed by the BBB, many organizations collect and silently sell your personal information to telemarketing companies (and anyone else who is willing to pay for it, including shady individuals). While it’s important to review the Privacy Policy of groups to which you provide your information, it’s not always possible and sometimes those policies can be confusing to read and several pages long.

One easy solution to this problem is to claim a second phone number from Dial Butler and use it whenever you’re providing information to an organization that shouldn’t have a need to call you on a recurring basis. Share this second number with whomever you like and when it’s no longer needed, release it with a single click and calls will no longer be sent to you.

1. Claim a second phone number through Dial Butler
Just $5 gets you started. Click here to get started.

Claiming a number with Dial Butler

2. Temporarily send calls placed to your Dial Butler number to your permanent phone number
This allows you to easily prevent unwanted parties from getting ahold of your permanent phone number.

Configuring your second number to forward to your primary number

3. When you no longer need the temporary number, simply release it from the Dial Butler console.
Your existing number is protected and will no longer receive calls placed to your Dial Butler number.

 

Bonus: you can use this same number for sending and receiving text messages!

Sending a text message with your Dial Butler number

How schools can benefit from Dial Butler’s calling and texting platform

The communication challenges faced by schools are often unique. Mixed with tight budget constraints, finding a feasible solution can be difficult. With Dial Butler’s text messaging and calling platform, schools can communicate immediately and directly with parents for less than it costs to print a sheet of paper. Combined with the 98% open rate for text messages, it makes more sense to send awareness messages via text messages or pre-recorded calls than it does to send handouts, mass-mail, or rely on email. Here are some examples where text messaging or pre-recording calling can be more effective in reaching parents while being cost-effective.

  1. Announce delays and cancellations. Text messages are timely and effective with 98% of messages being read (90% of them read within three minutes). Trigger messages to parents in less than a minute.
  2. Boost extra-curricular and after-school event attendance. Remind parents of school events to boost attendance and participation. This improves fund-raising while building a more engaged student body.
  3. Increase parents/care-giver participation with PTO/PTA polling. Parents appreciate being heard and a voting system is a great way to achieve this. With Dial Butler text message polling (included for free), let parents vote on issues important to them American Idol style!
  4. Send policy reminders.
  5. Create anti-bullying campaigns and control rumors. Get ahead of issues before they get out of hand by creating awareness with parents. Let them know what to look for and what to discuss with their kids at home.
  6. Create controlled image feeds from school events without the risks associated with social media. From Homecoming to last weekend’s Soccer match, stream a moderated media (photos and videos!) feed to keep the halls fresh and exciting. No technical skillset needed when you use Dial Butler’s text message media feed product (included for free).

Standard Benefits of Using Dial Butler

  • Save money by not paying for bundled features in recurring monthly subscription packages. Pay for what you use, not a forced subscription fee each month.
  • Enterprise reliability with an uptime SLA of 99.95%
  • Everything is real-time – as soon as an event occurs, such as sending a message, track the status through to delivery and see the exact cost of that event.
  • Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) handling is managed for each of your numbers. Dial Butler will manage STOP, STOPALL, UNSUBSCRIBE, CANCEL, END, QUIT, START, YES, UNSTOP, HELP, and INFO keywords for you so you don’t have to worry about maintaining lists.

Flexibility Benefits of Using Dial Butler

  • Unlimited keywords with auto-responses, including responses with images.
  • Receive images and video.
  • Choose your own, dedicated number with our advanced keyword number search.
  • Use the same number for phone calls and text messages, inbound and outbound.
  • Claim and release numbers as-needed without any commitment. Our numbers undergo thorough cleansing and idle for a minimum of four months after being released to prove you with a clean and safe number for your use.
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