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With Coronavirus Pandemic restrictions easing, and hopefully firmly assigned to the past, the Government’s furlough scheme is now ending which is resulting in many people are heading back to the office – some happy, some reluctantly. If you are a small business who wants to take a more decentralised approach, having a virtual telephone number may be more beneficial than you realise.

With a no-phones-on-desk approach, you and your employees don’t need a second phone, or to be in a single place to take calls – everything is managed in the cloud. A Virtually Local number can be pointed to any UK mobile or fixed landline phone, and you can change this whenever you want, from wherever you are.  There’s no need to call technical support to ask them to update your phone system, or waiting in a queue to speak to your mobile provider.  With a virtual landline number from Virtually Local, simply log in to our portal and update your number – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and changes are applied instantly!

With our intuitive user interface and simple options, you can pick from a range of simple one-to-one routing or more complex time-based options, meaning phone calls can be intelligently routed to different colleagues when you’re open, or play a message advising callers of your opening hours if they try to call when you’re closed.

With just your existing mobile phone, a Virtual Number turns into a crucial business communication tool. Worried about being on the phone or having no signal? Virtually Local can take care of that too, routing your call to a cloud based voicemail box or another colleague if you’re unavailable.

Click the buttons below to explore our website or sign up today for as little as £1 and start reaping the benefits of having a maitenance free, cloud-based phone system.

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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. 

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

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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.