Mobile or landline?

Discussion in 'Advertising Offline/Online & Canvassing' started by Luke Barnard, Jun 7, 2015.

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  1. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    I had my landline disconnected a few years before starting up as a window cleaner simply because I didn't want to pay line rental on something I didn't use..
    ..been window cleaning 9 months now using just a mobile number/email/website...
    Do you guys think I maybe missing out on some of the more mature potential customers who still won't phone a mobile number???
    If you have both, which gets more calls???
     
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  2. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Mobile all the way - there not gonna expect you to be sat at home - most people text nowadays anyway - if there old fashioned they prob want vinegar and newspaper method!!
     
  3. boarcity

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    if they want you, REALLY want you theyll call whatever your number is - even if its a premium rate number . i might even consider gettin one of these .
    iv only had a mobile since i started and have never had anyone mention or hint that they wish id had a landline
     
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  4. peter rogers

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    my landline reroutes all calls to mob number its cheap enough with sky
     
  5. Simply Business

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    I think peter rogers has it spot on. A landline might add an element of trust? And you could always get it to automatically divert to your mobile? Even if it only makes a difference with a couple of customers, they all count :)
     
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    #6 nick666, Jun 8, 2015
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    I have had several customers say the reason they dealt with me is because of my landline and name and address on my leaflets.The calls I recieve on it dont justify expense-the credibility does.Shame its such a stitch up pricewise -about £120 a year
    Might be worth giving your just your address if cost is an issue.I would never do business with a strangerfor more than a few quid unless I had a way of getting hold of them in case of a screw up.Although customers wont say it-in the back of their mind they are thinking what happens if something goes wrong.
     
  7. Luke Barnard

    Luke Barnard Active Member
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    I guess one new customer pretty much covers the line rental cost...only I've got a draw full of leaflets and business cards already printed....van sign writing to change....website to change.... listings on yell and all the rest of it....is it worth cost/effort?
     
  8. Gav

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    Yeah I would say landline would possibly be better as I am sure some are still a little unsure about calling a mobile or feel it does not look as professional.

    I always used a mobile though as didn't want to give out my personal house number. Getting an extra line was not really an option as was not that cost effective.
     
  9. Pickingpaul

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    Ive never used a landline, just mobile.

    I like the rerouting to ur mobile when they ring your landline though.
     
  10. TolishAPurd

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    I just use a mobile. I've had people call me up for jobs at 10:30pm in the past, I wasnt too happy about it, but it would piss me off even more if the landline had woken my kids up.
     
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