As a business all you really want is the phone to ring, i.e. you want more enquiries about your products or services, hopefully converting these into sales. Actually it doesn’t really matter to you what kind of telephone number you use.
The best strategy we recommend is operating a few different numbers and measuring your results. Clearly if you are selling to the general public, use 0800 Freephone numbers and 01 local area codes in targeted geographic areas/regions.
If you advertise in say The Worcester Herald newspaper, use a local 01905 Worcester telephone number in your advert.
Run the same advert in the Yorkshire Evening Post, based in Leeds, use a 0113 Leeds telephone number.
It’s best to use a different telephone number in each advert. This method will allow you on a weekly or monthly basis to see exactly what response rates each form of advertising is generating.
Your phone number can say a lot about your business, including where you’re based – if you choose to opt for a geographic number – and whether you’re offering a premium service via a premium rate number.
The phone number you choose can have a direct impact on how potential customers and existing customers choose to get in touch with you. If you’re operating a freephone or geographic phone number, your phone number is quite inviting and encourages people to call.
However, if you choose to opt for a premium rate number, people may choose to contact you via an alternative method or decide not to contact you at all.
Decide what you want to use your phone number for to make it easier to choose the type of number would best suit.
All telephone numbers, whether they’re business, commercial or consumer, are regulated by Ofcom, “The Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries”.
This government body regulator sets the rules on what type of telephone numbers can be used, who can use them, and what service can be provided on a particular telephone number range.
If you need a selection of virtual numbers as part of an overall cloud communication package, we will offer you a heavily discounted price. Plus you will benefit from some of the lowest call rates in the UK telecoms market. For more information, please call us on 0800 310 1010 to discuss your needs or click here to get a quote.
Virtual UK Numbers offer a low-cost, flexible alternative to traditional fixed-line numbers.
As a fully approved OFCOM telecommunications network provider, we have full access to all UK telephone number ranges.
We’re one of the UK’s largest virtual phone number providers, with over 2 million numbers available for you to choose from. Our portfolio includes a huge range of memorable phone numbers, national (local rate) phone numbers, Freephone 0800 numbers and geographic phone numbers from all UK area codes.
With our UK virtual number bundled minutes packages, your business can make substantial savings on calls costs. Plus you’ll enjoy all the benefits of operating your phone system in the cloud. Choose from the options below or call one of our sales advisors now on 0800 3101010 to discuss your needs.
Stop paying way over the odds for a BT fixed line number.
Slash your call costs by using your internet connection to make & receive calls.
No need for expensive hardware, just use the Luna PBX app on your mobile phone.
Establish a local presence right across the UK by acquiring virtual numbers in multiple UK area codes.
Redirect & forward incoming calls to any number of your choice.
Track & analyse call volume and agent performance, using data gathered in the cloud.
Keep your business and personal communications separate by advertising your virtual number instead of your mobile number.