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Will somebody answer the damn phone!

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by tls22, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    who takes calls when your out plowing? Seems like my phone is always busy or no service! Im missing out on money!:dizzy:
     
  2. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    Have your mom ( secretary do it).
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Hire a answering service.
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    How much does that cost?
     
  5. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    haha big earl i was just going to say the same thing
     
  6. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    How many calls are you missing? If it's a lot, why not hire a hot secretary?
     
  7. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Thanks guys, i get a ton of calls! There is a ton of money out there to be made!payup
     
  8. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    Cam i cant tell you off hand, prob 15-20! Its hard to even plow! Where can i find a hot secretary?
     
  9. Team_Arctic

    Team_Arctic Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    i have 2 cell phones i advertise with one number and when someone signs a contract i give them my contact number for the other phone.. so my clients call me on one phone . then i know there is a problem and new customers call my advertised number
     
  10. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    agree....do tell!
     
  11. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
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    Don't worry, Dave & Enzo get all the calls! :nod: :waving:
     
  12. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 PlowSite Fanatic
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    If you're out of service, get a phone that has service. What are you going to use if you break down?

    As for missing calls, how many calls can a guy be missing?

    I'll get maybe 3 calls per storm, and it's usually one of the other guys wondering where they should go, since they have their route done.

    I don't get any calls from customers, but once bout every 6-7 events, and new customers maybe 2 per year.

    I don't think you're missing out on that many calls to worry much about it.
     
  13. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
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    Nice kind of like a vip number....i like it!:waving:
     
  14. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last yr when I checked into it a local company was charging 75.00 a month upto 100 calls a month. It mostly depended on how busy you think your going to be. Kind of like cell phone plans.
     
  15. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Post a pic of your mom and I'll tell you if she qualifies :D
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    If he's taking 20 call/hour that would be expensive.
     
  17. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    okay....but she is camera shy!:p
     
  18. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Only I know the answer to that one! :D
     
  19. tls22

    tls22 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,263

    I had to send you somthing after you sent me pics of ur girl and shampo!:waving:
     
  20. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    20 calls AN HOUR??? Are you nuts? I have serious doubts that anyone on here gets called at that kind of rate but I suppose anything's possible.