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11 October 2021

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…

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Importance of a Phone Number

03 October 2021

Business Security: Online Tips & Advice

It seems like every day at the moment the news reports another company having had a “breach”, “leak” or “hack” of some description, putting users’ personal data at risk and exposing sensitive information.  This is very frustrating and can be very harmful to small businesses and individuals.  Knowing that hackers have accessed private information is an added stress business owners simply do not need…

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26 September 20201

Making the most of your Virtual Number

Having a virtual landline number is a real investment in your company and brand, but one thing to be sure of is that your telephone number is working as hard as it could be for your business.  Virtually Local’s cloud telephone system has a vast array of options available for your numbers, from simply routing your calls to a single destination, to making complex time based routing decisions…

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Making The Most of Your Virtual Number
Do I Need a Virtual Landline?

20 September 2021

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 @MyBusiness.co.uk E-Mail address can make a world of difference…

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13 September 2021

Geographic -vs- Non-Geographic

What’s the difference?
There are a lot of telephone numbers out there. Some start 01 or 02, some 07, and the occasional 08 and 03, but what is the difference with them all and what does it all mean?  Traditionally, telephone numbers starting with 01 and 02 are called “geographic telephone numbers”, named so as they refer to a specific…

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Geographic vs Non-Geographic
Get me out of here!

09 September 2021

I’m an office worker, get me out of here!

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…

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01 September 2021

Cloud Voicemail: Never miss a call again!

Having your voicemail on your phone is very useful, but what if your colleague needs to pick up a message about that job that a customer just left you a voicemail about?  Perhaps you are driving and it’s not safe to pull over, so your customer has to wait; or you were busy in a meeting and the message got missed…

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Cloud Voicemail

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.