In this episode, I introduce to you a platform that I have been using for the past year with my small business. Join me as I share why I switched from Google Voice to this app you probably have never heard of.
For years I used Google Voice for my business. It was simple and easy to use but I recently moved to the Burner app.
The Burner app doesn't have a great name from a branding perspective, but it has been a great tool for my small business. I wanna explain why I switched from Google Voice, which is owned by a massive company, to a small app that I’ve never heard of, called Burner app.
When you open the Burner app, it looks like a phone. You can see missed calls, you can pull up a thing, and you can dial a phone number if you want to and give it a call.
I can actually text message somebody. I can punch in a number or I can find my contacts. I can also delete and add different numbers here or burn this number. So if you were to throw it out, think of it like a burner phone and get a new number.
I can also control my settings, my names, notifications, voicemail -- all of those things. So if somebody leaves me a voicemail, it will show up and I can go and listen to all of that. Plus I can respond to text messages. So it functions just like a phone. It's an app built into my phone.
Here are three key reasons why I went from Google Voice, which I had used for years as a simple solution for my small business, to now Burner, which is now the primary phone number for my business.
The app itself just was easier to use. A friend of mine told me about it. I downloaded it, I tested it, I paid I think $5.99 a month, and it was just simple and easy to use.
Google Voice was free. The Burner app was next to free at $6 a month. It was a low cost but an easy, even easier, to use solution. And I was able to get a New York phone number which I wanted. Switching over a Google Voice phone number was going to be a challenge, however, using it was an easier switch for me using Burner rather than Google Voice. So that made the move a little bit easier.
More people are using text messaging for their business now. I don't want to give my cell phone number out to everyone and every potential client. Sometimes not even all my clients. So I now have a new text messaging platform that I can use to text with clients or text with potential clients.
I’m also able to use it for voice and text. Maybe Google Voice can do that too. I don't know. I didn't use it for that and I didn't really want to take the time to learn. I just knew that this app did it so easily and it's been a great tool for me to be able to use voice and SMS. If you also wanna know about other text messaging platforms, check out Top 3 Reasons I Believe Superphone Is the Best Texting Platform.
It's the most human
My company is a small business. We do work person-to-person. I’m not trying to build an automated at scale business. I'm trying to build a person-to-person business and I literally take on only one new client a month.
We are a small business intentionally trying to stay small so a platform like Burner app gives us a really great tool that allows us to stay small. I could actually add a number pretty easily if I wanted to, I can share the login to the Burner app with one of my other colleagues, and it's a really easy tool to use. It's cost-effective, it's simple, it's easy to use, and it has SMS functionality.
So, those are all the reasons why I switched from Google Voice to the Burner app. I am not an affiliate or have any connection with Burner app. I don't even know who created the Burner app. All I know is I’ve been using it for about a year now and I'm a big fan. It is a great tool. It's been a great tool for my small business, and if you're looking to have a unique phone number for your organization or for your business and you don't want to go get an actual secondary phone, Burner app is a great solution.
Hope this helps. If you have any questions let me know in the comments and I will answer all of those questions. Would love to help you in any way that I can.
Burner App website: https://www.burnerapp.com/
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