Sure, you can take your cell phone number with you. And for the most part, your house number only changes a few times in your life – BUT why not have "One Number… for Life." That’s the slogan of GrandCentral.com – a company that allows you to pick a phone number in your area code (not all locations available yet) and have it forwarded to other numbers.
This is a great FREE service for all of you job hunters out there. Even though you might think your phone number will never change – life gets in the way. And what happens when that dream job you applied for eight months ago tries to call you at that old number? Don’t lose a job because you lost your number!
A Grand Central number is tied to YOU not a specific phone or location.
Another great benefit for those on the job hunt is that you can have different greetings for different callers. We’d never suggest you lie to a potential employer, but it’s a nice option to be able to "customize" what someone "important" might here.
We also suggest you set up different numbers on different resumes – especially ones that get uploaded to those "monster" sites. This way, you can track what traffic is coming from where – and what’s legit and what’s not.
Since the site is still in beta, they’re throwing in a bunch of other cool features:
– Store voice mails as MP3s and listen to them online or archive them
– Upload and play your choice of music as a ringback
– Jump in on voice mail. That’s right, just like an old school answering machine – you can pick it up when they start babbling after the tone.
Other potential uses: cheating on your spouse, avoiding sales calls, pretending you’re a local when you’re from out of town.
Leave a comment below and let us know if you try Grand Central out!