By Michael Frank Hoffmann
A new software application will enable sales professionals to connect with prospective customers without having to form disingenuous relationships on social media platforms in a hopeless attempt to generate business by sending poorly crafted DMs or liking photos of cats.
“Phone” is an app that allows you to manually enter a sequence of digits that are assigned to a fixed-line telephone or a wireless device. The sequence is transmitted through a cellular network, which then interfaces with an intended recipient, who is alerted of the attempt to communicate with them by a series of tones or a ringing sound that will emanate from their device.
Once a successful connection has been established, each parties voice is converted into an electrical signal that is transmitted via radio waves much like a walkie-talkie. Unlike sending an unsolicited email which can go unanswered, feedback is almost instantaneous when engaging a prospect in this type of verbal dialogue.
“I love this app!”, says Pat Murphy, an insurance salesman. “I used to send hundreds of emails each day, but never got a response. I didn’t know if they got read, got deleted, or if they ended up in the spam folder. I never knew if the marketplace was getting my message. Now that I use the Phone app, I can engage my prospects in an actual phone presentation. When they tell me to F@&K OFF and add their number to my Do Not Call list, I know they got my message.”
Phone is available in iOS and Android.
Published June 18, 2019.