Keep Dialing – people ARE still picking up the phone and checking messages

A colleague recently shared some interesting stats related to phone usage by Fortune 1000 and S&P 500 companies during the Covid-19 pandemic: 

  • 93% kept their corporate phone number on their website.
  • 94.1% have increased calling in to check voicemail from three times per day to nine. 
  • Of the approximately 10 million employees, 83.2% have added a cell phone to their email signature. 
  • Of the approximately 10 million employees, 41% have reached out to clients and vendors with an update about using cell numbers. 
  • Of the 8.2 million employees that had company cell phones, 38% are using them exclusively. 
  • Of the 10 million employees, 89.1% have their corporate phone calls forwarded. 

These stats confirm that workers are still using the phone as a business tool and checking their phone messages. Do not let the pandemic related shift to remote working keep you from making prospecting calls! 

Whether you have a company phone number with an extension, a direct dial or a cell number, keep dialing. The phone is still an effective way to reach decision makers, whether they are in their offices or working remotely.