A plumbing company with one large office in based in Kearny Mesa (central San Diego) wanted to advertise in the yellow pages for all the surrounding San Diego County areas. Their thought was to appear local to each community by offering a local area code to their prospective clients.
They originally got numbers from different area codes (760) for Escondido, (619) for San Diego and Chula Vista and (858) for both Poway and Mira Mesa. While it sounded like a good idea, they nearly choked while reviewing their first month’s phone bill. They were not only paying the local phone company a monthly charge to remote call forward the calls to their office, but they also had to pay for the cost of the usage on the hop from the surrounding areas to their office.
Sagewood Group offered the “Expanded Rate Center Solution” which for only $60 a month allowed them numbers from up to 15 different central offices in the County of San Diego, reducing their overall telecommunications cost by half.