0800, 0845, 01/02, 020 Telephone Numbers
Which telephone number is best for my business?
There are many virtual numbers available and you can choose from any location or country and it also means no extra phones, lines or equipment.
The national numbers include 0800, 0300, 0845, 0844 and local numbers start with 01 or 02.
Local Numbers are available for every County, City & Town across the UK
Things to consider.
When choosing your number you should take into account the perceptions of your customers.
Would a local number attract more callers?
If you have a 0800 number are they more likely to call?
If you have a 0845 number, do you think that this may put them off, as they may be afraid of paying the additional costs - some companies choose to use a 0845 number to encourage people to contact them via email!!!
What are the costs for a virtual telephone number?
The 0800 numbers charge you for the callers minutes and the calls are free to callers from a landline. If they call from a mobile they may be charged much higher rates. The calls from mobiles to 0800 numbers should be the same or included in your free minutes (it will depend on which carrier you use)
0845 paid by the caller
0844 paid by the caller and you can earn some revenue
01, 02, 03 are usually standard rates but paid by the caller
You will pay rental on each number. Some 0800 numbers are free as companies make profits from the call charges.
Set Up Fees
Most virtual numbers have a set up fee but if you want a particularly memorable number, there may be an additional fee. Many providers offer free, bronze, silver and gold numbers - depending on the numbers and how memorable they are.
There are many additional features available on your virtual number, such as; time of day routing, call whispering etc. Each additional feature can cost you additional rental charges.