Virtual Landlines are becoming one of the UK’s most popular phone line options for smaller businesses. Whilst it can be easy to start out using a mobile number or a fixed landline number, this isn’t practical if you want to grow your business. There are numerous reasons why switching to a virtual landline will be beneficial to your business and your customers. That is why here we have created a comprehensive list to help you understand what to expect with this type of phone option.
One of the biggest reasons that business owners can be apprehensive to use a virtual landline is the prospect of changing their existing contact number. If you have been operating for a few years the number may be known to many of your customers and be printed on business cards, letters and be included in web and email designs. It makes no sense to make a change that will cost you more than you’d ever wanted to spend. However, the beauty of a virtual landline is that you can port your existing number for free. With this change, you will give yourself and your business a new lease of life; no longer will you be confined to an office landline to take calls. It won’t matter if you move your office space or if you are simply on the move, you will be able to take calls from anywhere in the world at any time. You will also end up saving a considerable amount of money each year as you no longer have to pay for a line rental.
You will also find that most providers are very welcoming to new customers and want to keep you as long as possible. As a result of only providing monthly rolling contracts they often find other incentives to keep your business. This is generally in the form of credit that can be used in the UK or overseas. If you also find yourself short on credit at any time you will find that it is extremely easy to top up using their app or web portal.
One of the hardest things for modern worker is having to be confined to four walls, doing the standard 9-5, 5 days a week. But, with a virtual landline you will find that you can quite easily escape from this without jeopardising your business. Virtual Landlines help empower you and allow you to get more from life than just working. Being able to experience a new freedom and more productive working condition can completely change how you feel and work. Being able to work from anywhere in the world, whether that be from bed or from a beach abroad will improve how you feel about your work.
Finally, whilst roaming fees in the EU have recently been dropped (hooray!) they are still in place outside the EU. Therefore, companies providing you with your virtual landline keep their roaming charges as low as possible. They know how important it is as a business owner to be able to take calls at any time of day, wherever you are and not be charged the world for it! Plus, generally through their apps when you make a call a lot of the time it will be free because it uses Wi-Fi.
For advice about your business communication needs, contact Smart Numbers!