As business continues to grow and things become busier, a second number can prove to be very beneficial. Of all the perks of having a second number, perhaps the most prominent is the ability to separate your personal and business lives. According to, “there are many advantages of having a second phone number for your business. However, the most significant benefit is that you can keep your personal and professional lives separate. With a second phone number, you can have one line for personal calls and another line for business calls.” In doing so, you are able to organize your calls and contacts in a way that aligns with both.

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Why your business needs a second phone number

Your business would benefit from having a second phone number for a myriad of reasons. With a free phone number from YouMail, your existing number works just like before. You can call with it, or send and receive text messages, just like you might expect. But now you have a second phone number available to give out when you want to keep your cell phone private or keep your business calls separated from your personal calls. For example, do you really want every place you shop to be able to call you or your cell phone? Do you want credit cards and your bank to harass you by calling you at all hours to remind you that you missed a payment? Or would you rather have them call a second phone number where you can have them go to voicemail by default?

Your second phone number from YouMail can be a local phone number, in your area code or another area code of your choosing. You can even get more than one, if you want to look like you have a local presence in multiple areas. This makes your company look bigger. If you want, you can even choose a local vanity number – a super memorable phone number so people don’t forget when you give it out, like 310-DOG-WALK or 202-777-RENT. Nothing better than a phone number that someone won’t have to write down or type into their cell phone.

Your free phone number from YouMail is also very powerful and completely configurable. You can set it up to go straight to voicemail (like a dedicated voicemail box), perfect for those potential marketing calls you just don’t want to deal with. Or you can set it up to forward to your cell phone, so your phone rings, just like with your primary line. Either way, your call will get covered with our forwarding technology.

You can use this phone number for personal or business use. The great thing is that it allows you to have a business phone line where you can manage your phone calls on the go. It also comes with a virtual receptionist that includes an auto attendant for routing inbound calls press 1 or press 2), business greetings, automatic SMS replies, voicemail transcriptions, and much more.

The details of a second phone number

Ultimately, second phone numbers give you access to a virtual phone number for your mobile phone. For example, you can use YouMail’s Extra Line as a business number by setting up a unique greeting, independent from your main greeting, or you can use it to simply separate your personal life from other forms of business. You can set it up to ring to your phone so you can answer the calls or set it to go straight to voicemail. It’s perfect for freelancers, small-business owners and others who want two lines but only one phone.

Second phone numbers also allow you to screen calls from unknown numbers, send callers straight to voicemail and stay anonymous with a private number. Having a second phone number will also help you take control of your cell phone, truly separating work from your personal life.

How to get a second phone number for your business

Getting a second phone number for your business is easy. You can get your second phone number as soon as today by downloading the free YouMail app in the App Store or Google Play Store. Then, choose and add your second phone number through the app. You can add up to 15 virtual numbers, with all messages stored in one unified inbox. Each number can have its own voicemail greeting to make the experience casual or professional for callers.

To get a second phone number for your business, download YouMail today.

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