Step-by-Step Guide: Add a Business Phone Line To Your Cell Phone

Can I Add a Business Line or Work Number To My Cell Phone?

Yes, you can add a 2nd phone number for work or business to your personal cell phone with a mobile app. There is no need to buy another phone or give out your personal details. Business calls, text messages, voicemail, & contacts stay separate from your personal stuff.

Introduction: Business Cell Phones

Our cell phones are millions of times more powerful than all of NASA’s combined computing power in 1969. They can capture beautiful photos, tune guitars, provide navigation, and process payments. It’s simply remarkable…and something we can easily take for granted.

Here’s something else you can do with your mobile phone – it can help you run your business, whether you’re a team of one or many. Today, most business owners stay in touch with customers using both an office phone and a mobile phone. Because they don’t want to mix personal and business communications or give out their personal phone number, they typically buy a separate cell phone. LinkedPhone is changing that – and saving business owners a lot of money in the process.

Our business phone app adds a stand-alone business phone number to your personal cell phone, preserving the privacy of your personal number. One cell phone – two phone numbers – a personal number and a business number. It’s easy, convenient, and adds tremendous value to the daily lives of small business owners and entrepreneurs.

LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Phone Keypad and Business Caller ID
LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Incoming Business Text Message Notification

With the LinkedPhone mobile app, simply pick any local or toll-free business phone number and start using it right away (you can even port in your current business number if you already have one). The LinkedPhone second phone number app works like magic. No need to buy a separate business cell phone or sign up for expensive business cell phone plans.

Business Caller ID& Call Screening
BusinessText Messaging
Audio Voicemail &Text Voicemail
Extensions forTeam Members
ProfessionalCall Menu Options
Call Queue &Jazz Hold Music
Client Notes &Call Notes
Business Talk & TextOn The Web

Our business phone app enables you to talk & text from your business number. You can even share a common work number with team members and create professional call menu options. Business calls, text messages, voicemail, voicemail transcription, and contacts will remain separate from your personal stuff. Cool, right? Check out our step-by-step set-up guide below.

Benefits of Creating a Business Phone Line With a Second Phone Number App

    • No need to buy a separate phone for business. Get a separate work phone number on the phone you're already using.
    • Get a local or toll-free business phone number or port your current number.
    • Talk & text from your business caller ID so your personal number stays private.
    • Distinctive look for incoming business calls and text messages.
    • Keep business calls, text messages, voicemail, & contacts separate from your personal stuff.
    • Voicemail transcription empowers you to read voicemail on the go.
    • Set business hours so you receive business calls only when you want to.
    • Team members get their own extension and can use the app for free.
    • Keep track of customer conversations with Client Notes.
    • Add call menu options for a polished and professional call experience.

LinkedPhone serves the small business community with local & toll-free business numbers that work with your cell phone, desk phone, & laptop. Add a 2nd phone number to your cell phone with our mobile app. Talk & text with clients on the go. Add team members too. Finally break free from the desk phone. At LinkedPhone, freedom rings! 🔔📱💻☎️

Step-By-Step Guide: Add a Business Phone Line To Your Cell Phone

At LinkedPhone, we design and build small business phone systems that are easy, affordable, and mobile. LinkedPhone works with your cell phone on the road, your desk phone at the office, and your laptop when traveling.

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Step 1: Download the LinkedPhone Business Phone App

Smart phone with apps icon. LinkedPhone mobile app let's you talk & text from your business phone number

The LinkedPhone app is available on both Apple's iOS (iPhone) and Google's Android operating systems. Learn more about the features of the LinkedPhone App here. Try LinkedPhone risk-free for 7-days to see if it's the right solution for you.

Step 2: Verify Your Cell Phone Number

Mobile Phone with Checkmark Icon for phone number verification at sign up

Enter your cell phone number. You will receive a verification code to authenticate your number.

LinkedPhone App Screenshot - Enter Cell Phone Number to Sign Up
LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot - Verification Code to Verify Cell Phone Number

Step 3: Choose a Local or Toll-Free Work Phone Number

Finger Tap Icon for selecting any local or toll-free business phone number

We offer business phone numbers across all area codes in the U.S. and Canada. Tap and the number is yours. Learn about local business phone numbers and toll-free business phone numbers. You can also port your current business number.

LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Select Local Area Code Business Phone Number
LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Select Toll-Free Business Phone Number

Step 4: Choose the Solopreneur or Team Subscription Plan

Handshake icon for selecting a subscription plan for LinkedPhone's virutal phone system for business

The 'Solopreneur Plan' is designed for 1-person businesses. The 'Entrepreneur Plan' is designed for up to 3-person businesses.


Your subscription is managed by your iTunes or Google Play account. If you prefer to use a different payment method or need to accommodate a larger team, please sign up on our website.

LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot - Choose a Subscription - Solopreneur Plan
LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot - Choose a Subscription - Entrepreneur Plan Plan

Step 5: Add Team Members & Additional Business Phone Lines

Team Members icon for Adding Team Members to LinkedPhone's virtual phone system for business

Next, the LinkedPhone app will prompt you to complete your profile by entering your name, email, and photo (optional). Your email will be used to send you voicemail, tips, and instructions.

You will also have the option to add additional team members - everyone gets their own extension. You and your team members will share a common business number. They will receive an email with app download instructions and can use the app for free.

You can add wired devices like office VoIP phones or landlines too. After you press "Done" you can start using your business phone number right away.

LinkedPhone App Screenshot - Add Team Member or New Device to Your Business Phone System
LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Team Contacts and Colleaues

Step 6: Set Business Hours and Customize Greetings & Voicemail

Lady with Headset Icon for LinkedPhone's virtual receptionist and call menu options for virtual phone system

The default LinkedPhone configuration will simply route calls to you and your users when customers call your business phone number.  It’s easy to set up business hours, a welcome greeting, and voicemail greetings with a basic configuration.


If you need a more advanced configuration, you can set up call menu options with our Virtual Receptionist feature, for no additional charge. Call menu options enable you to play helpful messages like hours and location, transfer callers to voicemail or to a live receptionist, route callers to specific team members (customer service, sales, etc). Our wizard will guide you through the set-up process. It couldn’t be easier.

LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Business Hours Welcome Greeting and Voicemail
LinkedPhone Mobile App Screenshot of Call Menu Options Configurations

All The Features You Need To Run Your Business

The LinkedPhone second phone number app includes over 20 standard features, unlimited minutes, and no long-term contracts.  Cancel at any time. LinkedPhone can be tailored to your specific business needs:

    • Set up Virtual Receptionist to answer your business calls and dynamically route calls to the most appropriate member of your team.
    • Your entire team can talk & text with your business Caller ID right from their cell phones. They can use the app free. Learn more about our mobile app.
    • Create business contacts, share contacts, share notes about customer conversations.
    • Our service bills month-to-month to your app store account or to the credit card of your choice. No long-term contracts. No billing surprises or hidden fees. Ever.

With LinkedPhone, adding a business line to your cell phone has never been easier or more convenient. Get the powerful business features you need to grow. Try us risk-free for 7 days.

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