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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.

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How Do I Set Up a Virtual Landline on My Mobile?

A virtual landline is a great way to give your company, or day-to-day life, the flexibility you’ve always needed. A virtual landline is a number that isn’t tied to a specific address, as opposed to traditional landline numbers, which means it doesn’t matter where you are – you’ll never miss a call again!

Setting Up a Virtual Landline on a Mobile

Setting up a “virtual landline” is simple and typically we can get your virtual landline number up and working within an hour. The process is much the same as if you were to divert a traditional landline number to your mobile phone. It’s a simple process that we can help you to set up.

Can I choose my virtual landline number?

Yes, you can select from our current range of virtual landline numbers on our website. Choose either a memorable virtual landline number or run of the mile numbers. We hold 100,000’s of 01/02,03 & 08 number in stock, as well offering a unique local exchange virtual landline number.

  1. Contact us to choose your preferred virtual landline number

Here at Smart Numbers, we use the best tier1 & VoIP networks to make sure you have premium call quality and we have every local call prefix in the UK available for you to choose from.

  1. Do I need to change my mobile?

The beauty of our virtual landline solution is you can keep your personal or business mobile number and the caller does know the virtual landline diverts calls to your mobile.

You don’t need to replace your existing mobile handset or provider – we can make your virtual landline work whichever model your existing mobile phone is, meaning there’s no need for expensive start-up costs.

  1. Choose any call handling services you require

We offer a range of call management and call handling services, such as secret call screening, live call answering and call processing, so if you’re struggling to do it all, we can help you out. If you have any questions, our helpful team will be able to talk you through all of your options regarding receiving inbound and making outbound calls.

  1. Agree your rolling monthly agreement and call plan

Unlike traditional landline providers, we don’t tie you into a fixed contract; we just take it month by month. We also have a great range of discounted call plans, so calls, in general, can be much cheaper.

  1. How do I get my virtual landline number started

It really is as simple as that! With 24/7 help on hand, you’re in safe hands with Smart Numbers. Contact us today to see how we can help you set up your mobile as a virtual landline.

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What Is a Virtual Landline?

Using a virtual landline are extremely simple to set up, easy to use and are often used for start up and local businesses wanting a “local virtual landline” representation.

Simply put, a virtual landline is what it says: a virtual phone number, which stays the same despite your location, unlike traditional landline numbers that are associated with a specific building or address. So, whether you’re working at home/office or regularly work at your customer’s location (on site or out and about), you can receive a business call via your virtual landline on your mobile wherever you go!

Your virtual landline number can be a geographically local number, starting with 01 or 02, or a national number, starting 03 or 08.

What Are the Benefits of a Virtual Landline?

Whether you’re using a virtual landline for business or personal use, the benefits can be great.

  • No need to worry if you’re at home or out and about, you can have your virtual landline number diverted to your mobile phone, so people only need to have one number to contact you, wherever you are.
  • If your business is new and going through a period of fast growth, you won’t need to change your number if you need to relocate. This means no costly changes to make on business cards, and avoiding the possibility of your customers having the wrong information.
  • Having a single phone number as a point of contact means you won’t miss any calls, plus it can have a great professional impression and will make it easier for people to contact you.
  • A virtual landline number can be much less costly than a fixed landline; there are no fixed contracts, just a rolling monthly agreement.

Here at Smart Numbers, we offer a range of virtual landline services and have years of experience. Our experts will be able to answer any queries you have or arrange an installation, so contact us today to discuss your virtual landline requirements.

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5 Ways to Make your Small Business Appear more Established

Investing in services that make your business look bigger and more established than it really is can help you to win more customers and grow your business.  Even businesses with a modest budget can afford products or services to disguise the fact they’re just starting out to help them whilst they’re building a client base and improving their reputation and credibility in their industry.

Buy a registered office address or PO Box – Running your business from your home address is a great way to keep costs down until you’re ready to invest in your own premises, but a home address can be off-putting to customers.  For a small cost, you can buy a business address or PO Box in a prestigious location or local to your customer base to give a more professional appearance.

Buy a virtual landline number – Whilst you may find using your personal mobile number a convenient and low-cost way of running your business, studies show that customers are less likely to trust businesses that advertise a landline number as their main point of contact. So, get a virtual landline number that diverts calls to your mobile phone.

At Smart Numbers, we sell a variety of telephone numbers for any geographic area, town or city in the UK including London numbers that can be diverted to your mobile number for a more professional look.  Businesses with London numbers are often perceived as being more reputable, successful and established than those with a lesser known dial code or mobile number as their main contact.

Invest in your website – It may be tempting to save some cash and DIY your own website, but an amateur website is a sure-fire giveaway that your business hasn’t been around for very long or is small and unestablished.  Websites that haven’t been created by a professional are often not very user-friendly and can be difficult to navigate.  Investing in a professional website will not only make a great first impression but should also be designed with conversion in mind to help turn your visitors into customers or enquiries.

Get a snappy domain name and email account – Your business website and email address should be the same as your business name without displaying any third-party email or website host names. Short and snappy URLs and email addresses are better for your business as they’re memorable and look more professional and trustworthy.

Get a virtual assistant – When you’re first starting out, trying to juggle every aspect of your business on your own can leave you snowed under tedious administrative duties when your time could be better spent growing your business.  Hiring a virtual assistant to answer calls and emails will not only free up your time but will also give the impression that you’re not the only person in your business.

To find out more about the range of mobile landline numbers that we offer including our sought after 0207 and 0208 London numbers, give us a call on our freephone number 03450 178 179.