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TECH HELP - Canadian Virtual Assistant for U.S. Business Calling Clients Help

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Emma M Member Since: Aug 23, 2018
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Hi I am a virtual assistant but I need technical help which is why I am posting in the programming forum!

 

I just got a contract for a U.S. based business and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I need to be able to make calls to their clients, preferably from a number they would recognize. The studio uses Google Voice for their main line, which is not available in Canada. I have installed a VPN that allows me to use Google Voice, however you need a US phone number to call from, otherwise you can call from Google Hangouts, but it shows up as No Caller ID. The client has her own # hooked up, but then everytime I call a client she has to answer a call on her cell. Is there anyway to install a sort of VPN on my iPhone 6s to allow me to download Google Voice, or to mask my caller ID? 

 

Ideally I would be able to call her clients and have the Studio # show up, or at least an IL # so that they actually pick up the phone. Anyone have any idea how we could go about this? I am new to being a Virtual Assistant, and Google Voice. 

 

Thanks a lot. 

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Prashant P Member Since: Sep 29, 2015
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@Emma M wrote:

Hi I am a virtual assistant but I need technical help which is why I am posting in the programming forum!

 

I just got a contract for a U.S. based business and I live in Ottawa, Canada. I need to be able to make calls to their clients, preferably from a number they would recognize. The studio uses Google Voice for their main line, which is not available in Canada. I have installed a VPN that allows me to use Google Voice, however you need a US phone number to call from, otherwise you can call from Google Hangouts, but it shows up as No Caller ID. The client has her own # hooked up, but then everytime I call a client she has to answer a call on her cell. Is there anyway to install a sort of VPN on my iPhone 6s to allow me to download Google Voice, or to mask my caller ID? 

 

Ideally I would be able to call her clients and have the Studio # show up, or at least an IL # so that they actually pick up the phone. Anyone have any idea how we could go about this? I am new to being a Virtual Assistant, and Google Voice. 

 

Thanks a lot. 


 Most people will not answer the call unless there is a name associated with that and if they recognize the name.  Are you in a junk calling business?  I get at least 10 calls from various cities in US.  The caller ID would say 'Call from Atlanta, GA', Chicago, IL'....

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Emma M Member Since: Aug 23, 2018
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Did you even read my post? Please don't waste my time if you don't have a solution. 

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Prashant P Member Since: Sep 29, 2015
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@Emma M wrote:

Did you even read my post? . 


 Yes I read your post.  Didn't you write you want a number people in US would recognize? Whenever someone says they want to call to people from a number they would recognize 99% of the time it is a junk call.  You went even further and wrote,"...Studio # show up, or at least an IL # so that they actually pick up the phone."

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Emma M Member Since: Aug 23, 2018
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I clearly stated that I work for a STUDIO with CLIENTS to contact. Go make accusations somewhere else. You have nothing to contribute here and you are wasting my time. 

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Estiak A Member Since: Jul 29, 2017
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If you already have a US phone number where you can receive a phone call or a text message (not a Google Voice number) then you can skip this step. ... Voxox is a service that will give you a US based number for free and will forward any calls or texts from that number to your email or to a Canadian phone number

Dear Emma! please read this artical...
Set up Google Voice in Canada – Free Long Distance

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Emma M Member Since: Aug 23, 2018
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Thank you very much for your help! I will try that. 

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Vikkar R Member Since: Oct 25, 2016
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I usually use Skype, purchase a number of your ideal location in US (any state/city) and that number will reflect on the caller ID of the client/customer you are calling to. You also can receive calls on that number at your skype.