How to choose an 0800 number

Colored-Numbers-Original-340x250When it comes to choosing an 0800 number for your business there is more to the selection than you may think, and there are numerous factors you should first consider. Most importantly you should be sure that the company you are buying from are well reputed and you are going to get value for your money.

Another important consideration is of course the cost, there is a lot of competition on the telephony market and you want to make sure you’re not overpaying. However, it may not just be a case of finding the cheapest provider, as this may mean less functionality. The best providers will always offer call management solutions with their phone numbers, from call forwarding to a mobile, call recording, call analytics, e-billing and free minutes. Another important factor is call quality, and a well reputed provider should offer BT or C&W tier 1 networks for guaranteed reliability, avoiding Voip or poor quality internet telephony service. Finally, you may have to pay extra if you want a ‘catchy’ easy to remember number, particularly when used in conjunction with advertising campaigns. A number such as ‘0800 00 11111” would be much more desirable than a less memorable number, although it would possibly cost more, and hence is recommended for larger businesses.

At Smart Numbers we offer a mix of telephone numbers and call management solutions for companies of all sizes and our extensive range of products are designed to help you to increase your business opportunities. As well as providing a high quality service with a range of additional features, we offer one of the UK’s largest ranges of 0800 numbers, forwarded directly to your landline or mobile at incredibly competitive prices. View our full range of 0800 numbers on our 0800 numbers page at