I use a combination of both a virtual phone system and then integrate it into GoogleVoice. It works wonderfully. Although I do get line quality issues from time-to-time while using it via the computer and/or Droid. As the Google product continues to mature they should repair that problem.
I'm not pushing any virtual voice services, so hopefully my response is a bit objective for you.
Regarding looking "big," I've learned as a service provider the 800 and looking too corporate is a major disadvantage. When a potential customer is trying to get in touch the last thing they want is a voice robot with elevator music. They want the system to have a human on the other end. It is personable and in my opinion will earn you more points with winning a sale.
Customers coming to you are already qualified sales. Now you just need to get them over the sale. They don't need an obstacle tooting music and a robot bragging with an ego trip.
Consider them like a referral when business networking. NoFollows don't assist much organically, but do for people in the market looking or curious.
Google now uses a new type of search index they developed called Caffeine. It is faster with submissions to the index and near realtime. If you do a search on relevent current events, you'll often notice, in the organic listings, Twitter posts within it that are from that day.
Yes Twitter is organically as good as it gets now and is very important.
Second of all, I`m looking for great Virtual Phone System for my company. I`m the only person in my company.
My company provides IT, network and computer services throughout the St. Louis region.
You are on the right track and completely understand what you are saying. Imagine you are the plumber with the head down the toilet, on your back, one leg in the toolbox, and the other up a pipe and your cell rings. Er, don't think so.
Gotvmail looks very attractive and may be the solution starting off. However, watch the $$$ charges as you add features. Don't let the national presence be a priority as it's difficult for you to work in Washington if you live in Florida. :-)
I use Broadvoice.com and prefer the instate calling and use my own SIP phone. They call the program BYOP. For $17.95 you have in-state calling from your end, all incoming calls are free, the perks of Vonage are there, and they do offer the 800 number. The $17.95 also includes the surcharges and an extra local number I have for another county.
It is nice to have an office phone when not on the road.
I find this very biased. If I owned a restaurant franchise, it surely will be promoted as the best eat in town.
If my mother dies today, I am not running over to Jane in the floral business to see if she knows of a good funeral director. If a toilet is flooding the bathroom, I am not going to call Bob who owns a nutritional snack shop for referral. In both cases it is rather simple to anticipate either the YellowPages or internet directory will work.
If I am a real estate agent and sold the property, then pass this over to the title company, who will pass it over to the home inspector, then who passes it over to the bank BNI members.....then we are onto something. It is the "you scratch my back....I will scratch your back." However, this is performed all the time in the business world in 99.999999% of the cases. In even that scenario, BNI is not necessary and most business savy owners have their own developed networks and trusts.
BNI is proactive at making you attend, taking hoards of annual monies from starving entrepreneurs, pushing trade show attendance, and paying for a weekly meal. Call it a bad attitude, but the points you make are generated from the training you have received directly from BNI and are pushed by all franchise-district owners who are motivated by the membership dues and reliant on them for salary.