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How to Set up a Second Phone Line (Fast!)
21 Dec 2019

How to Set up a Second Phone Line (Fast!)

It’s faster than you think to set up a second phone line.

You don’t need to get a new phone or even go into a store. It’s as easy as signing up, picking a number, and using it.

At iPlum, we make it easy to get a second phone line. Here’s how you can get your phone ringing today.

Step 1: Create Your Account

You’ll want to start off by creating a new account. There are a few phone line options for you to choose when starting:

  • USA phone line
  • Canada phone line
  • 800 toll-free phone line
  • Port existing line

If you’re not sure what you want yet, you can also choose to create a free account now, and choose the line later.

Step 2: Verify Your Account

The next page is going to have you enter your current phone number. You’ll want to use the phone number on the phone you want to have the second line.

Your phone will then get a text message with a verification code. Enter that into the screen to verify your account.

The code expires within an hour, so be sure to enter the code in as soon as you get it.

Step 3: Finish Setting up Free Account

Enter in your name, and additional information to finish creating your free account.

Step 4: The Dashboard

Once your account is created, you will be taken to your dashboard, where you can select your iPlum number.

At this point, you will have to choose whether you want a USA phone line, Canada phone line, or 800 toll-free phone line.

Choose one and continue to step 5.

Step 5: Select Your Number

Whether you choose a USA or Canada phone line you will enter either area code, local calling area, or the state/province.

Select which one you please, and enter in the proper information for it

  • Area code needs 3 numbers
  • Local calling area needs the first 6 numbers
  • The state requires your state’s name

Once you enter the information, you will be asked to select a number.

Find the number you like, select it, then choose which payment plan works best for you.

What If I Want a Toll-Free Line

With a toll-free line, you will be asked which 800 number prefix (800, 877, etc.) you’d like, then perform a search. You will then be shown multiple numbers and you can choose the one that works best for you.

Why Get a Second Phone Line

Now that you know how easy it is to get a second phone line, why would you want one?

Set Business Hours

If you have a business you can set business hours with a second phone line. This way you can keep your current phone, but still, be able to set the boundary between your work life and personal life.

Professional Business Line

If you’re a business, you most likely want to have a professional voicemail for customers when you’re not able to answer. You’d want to be able to have your business name and maybe the business hours that you wouldn’t want on your personal voicemail.

It’s good to keep a good work-life balance, especially when owning your own business, and a second phone line helps you do this.

Having a Local Line

If you’re one of the 53% of Millenials who are still on their parent’s phone plans, and part of the half of Millenials who moved out of state from where they grew up, you may want a second phone line so you can have a local phone line.

Especially if you’re starting a local business, you don’t want your potential local client base confused by an unfamiliar area code.

Keep Personal Lines Personal

Sometimes you don’t want your personal line out there for everyone to see. Maybe you’re signing up for an online account and you don’t want to risk your personal line getting out there for spam callers. Or maybe you want to have a line that’s just for family, so you don’t get your personal or business lines busied up on your personal line.

Online Dating

If you’re in the dating game, it definitely can be scary to put yourself out there. You also don’t always know who you’re going to be going out with, so you may not want to give out information that’s too personal right away.

Getting a second line to use on your dating profile allows you to drop the number if someone starts to get too personal and you’re not into it. It’s easy to then just set up a different number and try again.

Online Shopping/Craigslist

If you’re worried about buying or selling something online because you don’t want them to have your personal number, this is a great reason to get a second phone line. You can use it to communicate with potential buyers or sellers without them having your personal information.

Placing Online Orders

Nowadays, there’s an app for everything, including ordering food online. When you order food through GrubHub or Door Dash you have to connect the app to your phone number in order to get the food.

With a second phone line, you’ll be able to keep your personal line safe from these apps, whether you’re concerned about the driver getting your number or the company selling your information, it’ll be safe with a second phone line.

Get Your Second Phone Line Today

Now that you know how to quickly set up a second phone line, and what the benefits of a second phone line are, use iPlum to get your second phone line today!

If you need any help getting your account set up you can reach out to us, or be sure to check out our quick guide.













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