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Why Having An 0330 Or 0800 Number Will Help Your Business

on Monday, 24 February 2020. Posted in Tips

0330 numbers are non-geographical landline numbers which are becoming increasingly popular as they give companies the flexibility of having a landline phone number without having to be linked to one particular area. It is also charged the same rate as any other landline number so it won’t negatively affect your customers.

Many organisations use these numbers as an alternative to 0800 numbers as they can be more expensive – the receiver of a call for an 0800 number pays a surcharge but it is free for the caller.

They give your business a professional image and they provide your customers with a trusted business contact number that instantly gives your company a national presence and allows you to appeal to a wider audience.

Are 0330 Numbers free?

To call an 0330 number from your mobile it will cost you the same as calling a local number that starts with the area codes ‘02’ and ‘01’. Inside contracted landline minutes it will be free and outside of those you will be charged your providers standard rate.

To call an 0330 number from a landline check with your provider what their ‘approximate peak cost’ is. TalkTalk charge 13.5p/minute which is the highest of the popular standard providers.

What is the difference between a 0330 number and an 0800 number?

0800 Numbers, similarly to the 0330 numbers, are also non-geographical. The main difference is the public perception of these numbers and the charges behind them.

0800 – It is free for the caller but you will have to pay a small fee when you receive the calls. People are aware that these numbers are free so it is more likely they will use a number with this area code.

0330 – Calls made to this number potentially may be charged depending on their provider’s preference and their plans but receiving these calls will not incur a charge. Although these numbers sometimes charge callers, they are trusted which can be beneficial for your customer interaction.

How Can I get an 0330 or 0800 number?

Go to our ‘plans’ page to find the right option for you. Once signed up you can pick from the range of virtual phone numbers we offer.

How do virtual phone numbers work?

The UK virtual landline number when called will divert to your chosen devices e.g. your home landline, your voip, mobile, or the downloadable app allowing you to operate through a professional and trusted number from anywhere in the world. You never need to worry about losing customers through missed calls or inefficient call management again when operating with Virtual Landline.

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