Ever tried dialling a phone number incessantly only to keep failing to get through? It would definitely feel a lot better to know if that number you are dialling is still active or not, especially if you are maintaining obsolete lists.
It isn’t news that phones are important in effectively contacting clients and prospective leads. However, it isn’t uncommon for persons to switch from a cell phone service provider to another, or get rid of a phone number entirely.
Not being able to tell whether or not a phone number is still active becomes a problem and leads to businesses losing advertising resources by messaging inactive numbers.
Thankfully you need not worry, TextMagic and Phone Number Monitoring described below will check the number for you.
This online phone number validation tool isn’t only useful for checking the format of a phone number, it can also perform a live ‘ping’ to any number to check whether or not it’s active. Visit www.textmagic.com or download the TextMagic mobile app on google play store.
Enter your phone number and country and click on Validate Number.
This app will show you the status of the number if it is active or not.
Phone Number Monitoring
Another app you can use is Phone Number Monitoring. This is a paid app and it will also show you if a number is active or not.
Here is the link: https://www.phonenumbermonitoring.com/
Get in touch, the conventional way
Step 1: Reach out to your contact, try an alternative method like LinkedIn, Facebook Messenger, email or ask a common friend. According to the world-class leadership coach Rebecca Zucker, don’t be negative. The person at the end of the line may actually be happy to hear from you.
Step 2: Start by addressing the elephant in the room. Mention that you’ve been out of touch for some time, and there’s a reason you are contacting them. Then you are all set.
Step 3: Assuming you managed to rewarm the relationship and updated their details, make sure you never lose touch again. Try using a personal CRM system, like Covve. Covve will keep track of your contacts automatically, fill you in on their updates and remind you to stay in touch. Get Covve from here, it’s free.
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