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Why do I need a Virtual Phone Number?

Many businesses and sole traders want to get things up and running quickly with a mobile phone, free E-Mail address, and a bit of social media. That’s all you need, right?

Some may say that this is enough and that they are happy with what they’ve got, but something as simple as a memorable telephone number and a professional E-Mail address can make a world of difference.  It makes your business look well established, trustworthy and improves its perceived size.

We recently surveyed 100 members of the public, and found that more than 4 in 5 would trust a business more if it published a geographic phone number and it’s own email instead of a mobile phone and a free email address.  Investing in a geographic phone number and a custom domain shows that you’re investing in your company’s brand, reputation and overall image.

For example, it looks far more reputable to email [email protected] -vs- [email protected], and much easier to remember 0161 821 5555 -vs- 07700 900387.  Imagine how much better it’ll look in big shiny letters on the side of a van!

It also allows you to separate your personal from your business interactions, allowing you to maintain a healthier work-life balance.  If you subscribe to our ‘Business’ package or higher, you can configure a call plan that automatically sends out-of-hours calls directly to your voicemail.  Even our Essential package at just £2.95 gives you the choice to answer or ignore a call as you can tell apart personal calls from calls to your Virtual Number.

Take advantage of all the benefits of a Virtual Number today by clicking the buttons below.  Packages start from as little as £1 and make a fantastic positive investment into your brand and company image.

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Do I Need a Virtual Landline?

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Either search by area code or place name, or use our word search options to incorporate a word into your number. 

Super Simple

The 5 minute sign up procedure only asks a few questions and you will be up and running straight away!

Tell The World!

Be sure to let all your contacts know your new number.  Don’t forget to update your website and any social listings too!


What can a better phone number do for my business?

Memorable telephone numbers make your business look more professional, well established and trustworthy.  Silver and Gold numbers show that you have invested in your customers experience and strive to offer a high quality service.

Numbers that are easy to remember receive more calls and are a great way for customers to remember your business and stand out from the crowd.

Can I choose my number?

Yes!  We have thousands of memorables numbers available in nearly every area of the UK.
Click here to see what memorable numbers we have available.

How much does it cost to have a memorable number?

Our memorable numbers are graded silver, gold, and platinum.  The cost of each number is displayed next to it. 
The cost to buy a number is one-off.  You will also need a features/minutes  package, which is a small monthly fee. Click here to see our plans.

How do I make outbound calls from my memorable number?

When subscribing to the business package or higher, you can download our free app which enables you to make outbound calls to anywhere in the UK whilst presenting your memorable number and not revealing your personal mobile.  The app integrates seemlessly into your existing address book so you can easily dial any new or saved contacts.

I already have a phone system. Can I still get a memorable number?

Yes.  All of our memorable numbers can be forwarded to any UK landline or mobile.  If you have an exisiting phone system you simply need to forward your memorable number via our portal to an existing number on your phone system. All diverts are seemless and the caller will not know their call has been forwarded.

I have a memorable number elsewhere. Can I use your service?

Yes.  We believe we are the most competitively priced service available and we can ‘port’ your existing number across on to our network.  For more information please call us on 0161 821 1000. 

Is the number mine for life?

Yes.  Once you purchase a silver, gold, or platinum number it is yours for life.  You will need to a monthly plan with us, which starts from as little as £2.95 (inc. VAT) per month.

If you wish to change provider in the future you can take your number with you, subject to our terms and conditions of service.