There are a lot of options out there these days to assist you with your home or small business telecom needs, and Jeff Heeren at ChiefHomeOfficer.com explores many of those available to you. Included in his list:
–PhoneTag, for transcribing voicemail
–Google Voice, giving you one central number to provide for multiple devices
–NumberGarage, to park or forward a phone number you already own
–Tossable Digits, which provides you with a temporary phone number
–Skype and Gizmo5, allowing international phone calls via the web
–MagicJack, providing you with very affordable phone service
In the article, Jeff had this to say about NumberGarage:
What if you already have one number that people know you by? NumberGarage can forward callers to your Google Voice number, cell phone or other centralized telephone number. Where many companies pay Remote Call Forward fees to direct callers to centralized numbers, services like NumberGarage offers an affordable alternative. Users can own a number without forwarding calls, like owning a Web domain without a Web site.
If you have been curious about streamlining your telecommunications, these services provide a wide array of solutions, and would be a great place to start.