Moving to a new house can be a stressful and chaotic experience. It gets even worse when you want to keep your existing phone number and take it with you to the new home. Businesses all across the country feel the same struggle when moving to a new office space. For them, the stake is even higher because getting an entirely different business number can result in potential loss of customers and business leads.
The good news is that you can avoid all the hassle and keep your existing phone number by transferring it to Virtual Landline. This is known as porting a phone number. It's an easy and quick process that could be applied to a mobile or landline phone number.
If you are considering porting you should first check with your current service providers whether porting is allowed or for any additional costs that you might be charged.The best part in Virtual Landline is that you can transfer your existing phone number to our servers at no additional cost.
Usually, it happens pretty quickly, but sometimes it may take up to 3 weeks for your number to be ported. We encourage our customers to get a temporary virtual number while waiting for the number transfer. That way you’ll be able to use your Virtual Landline subscription straight away and you won’t be losing important calls.
1) Flexibility and Mobility
Using a cloud-based telephony service like Virtual Landline allows transferring your existing number to the cloud, meaning that your phone number stays with you anytime, anywhere. That way you can make calls from anywhere in the world, take your number with you when relocating or enjoy the benefits of running your business from a single mobile phone.
2) Saves you Money
By porting the phone number to the cloud your landline connection is no longer dependent on a physical address and you don’t have to pay for an expensive line rental anymore or a fixed BT contract. With Virtual Landline you get the flexibility of our monthly rolling subscriptions, meaning that you can stay with us if you want, or you can leave the service, without any hidden penalty charges or tie-ins.
3) Enjoy many free features
Our founder has built his business from zero, so he knows that running a small business or a start-up isn’t an easy task. That’s why Virtual Landline is designed to give you initial support and opportunities to grow. So with every subscription, you’ll get:
4) Grow your business with Virtual Landline's Pro-Features
Recently we introduced many new features tailored to give your business a more professional flair. Each one of these features gives you the opportunity to look like a bigger and more professional enterprise and it’s up to you to chose the one that best fits your business needs.
Virtual Landline is also appropriate for individual users, who want a UK landline number without being tied to a physical address. It’s perfect if you are relocating and want to keep your old number or if you're looking for a cheaper solution than a fixed BT line.
"I used to carry two mobiles around, one for work and one for personal use, thanks to Virtual Landline I now only need one, and have saved money."
Gary Jones, Dentfix Mobile Vehicle Repairs
"I can now make really great value calls from my mobile using the app on 3G which is ideal for phoning home to India when I’m on the move."
"“Just moved house from Sheffield to Kent, kept my old Sheffield number by turning it into a Virtual Landline so all our friends can still keep in touch."
"I bought a Virtual Landline for my mum in Poland, so she has a Colchester phone number!! I can now call her from my mobile using my free minutes"
"We needed a temporary phone number for a project, Virtual Landline was perfect.. we plan to buy more."
Oscar Jackson, THP Architects
"I set up a Virtual Landline for my parents who have moved to Spain, now we can call them for the cost of a local call and so can all their old friends."
"I'm an airline stewardess, and Virtual Landline saves me a fortune. All I need is Wi-Fi anywhere in the world, and I can phone home for a penny a minute, and my friends can phone me back as if I was in the UK... Amazing"
"I started my new business working from home and needed a dedicated number, Virtual Landline was an ideal and cheap solution. Also... if my business grows, I can take the number with me.
Abigail Goddard, Lux Interiors
"We use a VOIP phone instead of the free app and really can't tell the difference between our Virtual Landline and a real one, except the cost! When we're out the calls are sent to my mobile, and no one knows. Marvellous!"
Ron and Carol Smyth