What are virtual numbers?
A virtual telephone number is a number which isn’t linked to a telephone line.
When someone calls your virtual number the call goes through to our data centre and then out to whichever phone you’ve directed it to, whether that’s a landline, mobile or VoIP device. This all happens in an instant so your caller will have no idea they’re calling a virtual number.
If you’re running a small business, a virtual number is a great way to give yourself a more professional image, rather than using a mobile or home phone number.
For SMEs or global organisations, virtual numbers allow you to promote a local presence in the UK without having to physically be in that location. You can run a “London office” with an 02 telephone number, wherever you happen to be based.
Virtual numbers are ultra flexible – you can divert calls instantly to a telephone number of your choice. You can also use virtual numbers in your advertising to track which campaigns are winning you work – see our call tracking page for more details.
Virtual numbers are great for keeping track of your call data. Detailed statistics are stored online and will show who called when and for how long. Our call centre clients find the call data particularly useful but all businesses can benefit from keeping track of time spent on calls.
Take a look at our numbers pages so you can get a feel for the range of numbers available. You can pick your own number or numbers online and be up and running within a matter of minutes.
For information about our straightforward, easy to understand prices take a look at the product pages for the various numbers we have available.