Use the tips and advice in this article to make sure you know what to look for and consider when buying a virtual landline for your business.
Virtual landlines offer businesses a convenient and smart way of retaining a professional image whilst ensuring they never miss a call whilst they’re out and about.
When you use a virtual landline, you can make and receive business calls on a landline number using your mobile phone at any time and from any location.
Benefits of a virtual landline
Businesses can choose a virtual landline number for any geographical location in the UK, allowing them to appear as though they are operating from that location without having to invest in physical premises there.
Here are five key benefits of opting to invest in a virtual, mobile landline number.
- Gain customer trust with a professional, geographic landline number.
- Allow you to answer calls when working remotely.
- Stop missing calls and losing business.
- Professional geographic number without having to invest in premises in the location.
- Many useful call features available.
As well as being a convenient, professional, and cost-effective solution, a virtual landline number can provide a whole host of useful features including call screening and call answering services.
What to consider before buying a virtual landline
Virtual landlines are usually geographic telephone numbers that start with either 01 or 02. 02 numbers are London numbers, whilst the dialling codes for other towns and cities in the UK usually start with 01.
When deciding which type of virtual landline number you require you should consider:
- Whether your products and services are localised.
- Which type of number will make you appear more professional.
A small business can give the appearance of a larger and more established business by opting for a London number. And a business that provides localised products or services will find it easier to gain trust with a localised number, even if they are operating from a different location.
Where possible you should also choose a number that is memorable so that it stands out on marketing material and is easy for customers to remember.
Where to get a virtual landline
Buy your virtual landline from an experienced communications company to ensure that you get the best service and deal possible.
At Smart Numbers we provide reliable virtual landline numbers with professional, multi-level menu systems and useful additional features including call screening and live call answering.
All our virtual numbers are priced cost-effectively with no hidden extras and no contracts.
If your requirements change, then we can also help you to convert your virtual number into a fixed landline in the future.
To find out more about our virtual landline numbers and how using one could benefit your business, give us a call here at Smart Numbers on 08450 178 179 or 03450 178 179 (0345 numbers are included free in your contract).