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Porting your Office Landline Number

Porting your business landline number is a convenient and cost-effective way of transferring your existing landline number to another location for more flexible working.

Whether your business is moving up the road, or around the world, porting your existing landline number will ensure that the changes cause minimal disruption for you and your customers.

What is porting?

Porting your business telephone number is the process of either converting your existing fixed landline number into a mobile landline number or transferring it to a new location.

When may I require a porting service?

Business’ most frequently require a porting service when they are moving location or if they wish to be more flexible with where they run their business from.

What are the benefits of porting?

No matter why you need to port your business telephone number, there are plenty of benefits to doing so.

Flexible working – Porting a landline number to a mobile phone allows you to answer and make business calls from anywhere in the world.

Professional image – By transferring your existing landline your customers will be none the wiser to any changes going on behind the scenes, allowing you to retain their trust and your professional image.

Saves time, money and hassle – Keeping the same number will save you the expense of updating it on your marketing materials and the time and hassle involved in changing it with all your contacts. It also eliminates the potential expense of losing business through people calling your old number.

Cost-effective – After your landline number has been ported you are no longer tied into a contract with BT. That means no more line rental bills and no requirement to pay for a physical address in a particular location to keep your geographic number.

Porting your landline with Smart Numbers

It’s important not to cancel or give notice to your existing service provider if you wish to port your number to a new location.

You should give our team here at Smart Numbers 2-4 weeks’ notice of the date you wish to have your landline number ported by.

For more information about how we can help you to transfer your office phone systems or port your existing landline, give our team of experts a call on 0345 0178 179.

The Importance of a Responsive Website

 

Any credible business, no matter how small, needs a website to ensure its success. However, with the highest percentage of engine searches coming from mobile devices, your website also needs to be mobile friendly. If your website isn’t optimised for mobile devices, you’ll be losing out on valuable conversions and potential customers.

The importance of responsive website design

 

Here’s a look at the benefits of a responsive website and how it can help your business grow.

One URL

Responsive web design is all about creating an optimum user experience, not just on desktop sites but also on smartphones and tablets. Your website needs to be accessible, functional and easy to use. One URL ensures that visitors will be able to effortlessly interact, share and link. You’ll be accessible to a larger audience, which will inevitably lead to more conversions.

 

The importance of a responsive website

Mobile Friendly Interface

Your website should not only look good, but be also easy to navigate on mobile devices. This means:

  • Web pages are automatically altered to fit the screen without having to zoom in or out
  • Clear, easy to read text. If visitors have trouble reading the content, they’ll give up and continue their search elsewhere
  • No need for horizontal scrolling
  • Enough space to comfortably click on CTA buttons
  • Quick and efficient loading times
  • An easy to use e-commerce shop with a reliable, trustworthy and simple to use checkout

Google Friendly

Google loves mobile friendly websites. One of the most important objectives of any business is staying one step ahead of competitors, yet you’d be amazed at the amount of businesses that don’t have mobile friendly websites. Considering that mobile presence is used in Google rankings, that’s a pretty big oversight.

A good mobile presence will increase your visibility and you’ll be listed higher in search engine rankings.

For more information on responsive web design, contact Smart Numbers today.