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What is a Virtual Telephone Number?

A virtual telephone number is a number that isn’t connected to a telephone line and can be used so you can receive calls on one or multi devices such as your mobile phone, office phone and call answering service.

If you buy a virtual number for your business, you will receive redirected calls from your virtual number to a phone you have assigned your calls to direct to. Sometimes call a mobile landline number, this type of virtual number offers ease of use and an effective way to manage your business calls.

The benefits of having a virtual telephone number is that you can receive and make calls from your mobile, landline or other devices from your virtual number without the caller being aware they have been redirected.

There is no interruption or delay when a customer calls a virtual telephone number, leaving them unaware that their call has been redirected to your device, maintaining your professionalism.

Advantages of a Buying a Virtual Phone Number

A virtual telephone number is therefore great for small business owners who want to maintain a professional image as they deal with clients and customers, shows to prospecting customers you are credible and genuinely based within that area, without giving out their personal mobile number.

Virtual telephone numbers are also great for promoting a local presence within certain areas of the UK, without being in that area. They offer great flexibility as you can choose the area code for your desired location and increase your presence in that area whilst calls redirect to your device outside of that location.

With a virtual telephone number, you can, therefore, remove the hassle of setting up local offices, reducing the cost of obtaining business from other areas and increasing your presence in those areas.

Having a virtual telephone number from Smart Numbers comes with many beneficial features that allow you to maintain professionalism whilst using your mobile device. Key features included allow you to manage your inbound calls and through a screening process, Smart Numbers can even answer the calls for you.

A multi-level menu system can also be provided with your virtual telephone number, to allow you to navigate your calls to the right department to resolve queries more efficiently and effectively.

Get a Virtual Number Today call 03450178179.

If you are interested in setting up a virtual telephone number with Smart Numbers, there is no need for special hardware or a physical phone line as they can be installed on any mobile carrier.

Also, should you decide you require a fixed line, Smart Numbers can also convert your virtual telephone number into a fixed landline, so you don’t have to confuse your customers with changing your phone number.

For more information about virtual telephone numbers and details of how to get started, contact Smart Numbers on 03450 178 179.

How Do I Get a Business Phone Number?

Getting a business phone number is essential if you are using your personal device or landline for work. With Smart Numbers, you can buy a 0800 phone number or a geographic number to use for your business to maintain a professional image at all times.

0800 business phone numbers

0800 phone numbers are very beneficial for your business because they are free for your customers to call. This increases the likelihood that they will get in touch with queries and therefore gives you more of a chance to conduct business.

To get an 0800 business phone number, Smart Numbers offer a rolling monthly agreement with a small set up charge. The small set up charge is taken as a one-off payment when you set up your business phone number.

There is no contract associated with buying an 0800 freephone number and the amount you will be billed depends on the flexible call plan you have selected.

It typically takes within 1-3 hours to fully set up and test a 0800 number, but we recommend you always contact Smart Numbers before you decide so we can give you all your options.

There are a variety of call management features that are included with your 0800 number, so once it has been set up, you’ll be able to handle business professionally.

0800 Numbers from Smart Numbers are slightly different in that we only use the UK’s biggest Tier 1 networks which means you are guaranteed reliability and call quality unlike some of the less reliable internet telephony providers in the market.

Geographic virtual numbers

0800 numbers are not your only option when you’re looking at setting up a business phone number. You can also implement geographic virtual numbers if you are running a small business and looking to create a presence in local areas.

Smart Numbers provide geographic numbers from virtually every 01/02 area code across the UK.

The benefits of using geographic virtual numbers for your business is you can control the routing of the call in real time, through a web portal or access number.

Similar to the 0800 numbers we provide, the local number is typically set up within 1-3 hours with no contract involved.

You can find out more about how to set up a business phone number by contacting Smart Numbers on 03450 178 179.