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The importance of a phone number…

Your telephone number is often the first piece of information a customer will try to remember about your business.  A memorable landline number makes your business stand out, helps build and improve your brand and increase customer engagement.

Have you ever driven or walked past an advert, with every intention of calling the company only to come across a mobile number that’s super difficult to remember? Was it 07917? 07197? Or 07719? And then it is too late.

This is where a memorable number can help… standing out from the crowd and making it easy for people to contact you can be the difference between the next large job, or gaining an important new customer.  Using a memorable phone number on your website, business cards, vehicle signage, and everything else means you’re invested in making sure you’ve got a memorable brand.  For example, 0161 821 1000 is unquestionably more memorable than a forgettable mobile number!

Virtually Local have many outstanding Gold and Platinum graded memorable numbers including standout patterns such as 0000 or 1234.

A common practice in the USA and becoming more popular in the UK is incorporating a word into your phone number so people don’t even have to remember a number.  For example, you could have 01545 625276, but at the same time, that also can be 01545 6 ALARM – by using the letters on a phone keypad, you can incorporate keywords into your phone number in the same way you’d write a message on an traditional phone.

Click the buttons below to learn more about our features and pricing or proceed straight to choosing your number for as little as £1.

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Importance of a Phone Number

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FAQ’s

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.