We can offer a range of business number options, such as 0800, 0845 and 0870 depending on how you would like to charge your incoming calls.
Business numbers are quick and easy to implement within a few working days and existing business numbers can be ported to us from most carriers.
Advantages of using a business number include:
- Gives your company a national presence as you no longer publish your area code with your standard telephone number.
- Provided the number remains in use, the number is yours for life, so there will be no need to re-communicate your number if you move premises, location, or any national number codes change
- No connection charges
- No monthly rental
- No cancellation fees
- Monitor responses from specific marketing activity by allocating one these numbers to a specific campaign
Local rate 0845
This effectively shares the cost of a call with your customer. The customer pays a local rate fee only and you pay the difference. 0845 numbers can only be called in the UK and it can be easily diverted to new telephone numbers if the business moves location or service provider.
National rate 0870/0871
0870 numbers not only give you a national presence, but you earn a rebate every time somebody calls this number. In addition, they can be called from anywhere worldwide and the 0870 destination number can easily be changed if you move.
0800 numbers allow your customers and prospective customers to call you at no cost to them, wherever they are in the UK . As you pick up the cost of the call, you are promoting customer loyalty and showing your customers that you are committed to them.
Callers are charged a premium rate ranging from 10p to £1.50 per minute. Premium numbers are normally used for value-added content services or support hotlines.