Magazine article Black Enterprise

Cut the Cord! (Cyberwise)

Magazine article Black Enterprise

Cut the Cord! (Cyberwise)

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Q I have a small consulting business and my client list is growing. Should I get another landline for my company or choose a cell phone as my second line?

--T. Allen Detroit

A You've heard this answer many times before, but I'll say it again: It depends. While many business people prefer a regular wired phoneline, others find great flexibility in choosing a cell phone as a second line for business.

Is this a good option? It depends on what you do and what your calling patterns are. If you're an entrepreneur and your business requires you to be out of the office frequently (as yours does), a cell phone makes good sense. Services like Sprint, VoiceStream, and AT&T (among many others) offer a variety of plans to fit your business needs. Are you a good candidate for a new cell phone? Take the test: Does your work require you to be away from the office for most of the day? …

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