Choosing the right business phone number can have a significant impact on the number of inbound calls you receive, and ultimately your business’ ability to generate revenue via telecoms.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide to choosing the right business phone number. Discover the types of business phone numbers available, the benefits of utilising them, and who they’re suitable for:
A powerful marketing tool, 0800 numbers are completely free to call from any landline or mobile device. Not only does a memorable 0800 number make you stand out from your competitors, but it could also see your call enquiries soar.
To learn more about 0800 numbers, read our ultimate guide.
All businesses, big and small, can benefit from the nationwide appeal of a 0800 number. 0800 numbers have been found to increase call volumes by as much as 185% – something that is enticing for any business.
Similar to your home landline, local phones numbers utilise 01 or 02 dial codes to provide the impression of being routed in a specific area, even if that’s not the case. Local business numbers can be routed to any landline or mobile meaning you can create a local presence without expensive additional overheads.
Discover more about how your business can generate a local presence with a 01 / 02 Phone Number.
Depending on your marketing objectives, local phone number can be suitable for both SMEs and enterprise organisations. Local numbers can establish businesses within their location, growing new business with a number resonates with local customers. This makes it a fantastic option for small businesses, and those just starting out.
Large enterprise can also benefit from local numbers. For example, if launching a marketing campaign towards a Manchester audience, you could purchase a 0161 phone number to aid your potential customer’s decision to call.
0300 numbers are exclusively available to not-for-profit businesses and charitable organisations, making these numbers a confirmation of status for your customers and a badge-of-honour for you.
Calls made to a 0300 number are charged the same as a call to a standard 01 or 02 number, so not only can your organisation benefit from a nationally recognised number, but your donors won’t be off-put by high calling charges.
0300 numbers are exclusively available to not-for-profit businesses and charitable organisations.
To learn more about the benefits of a 0300 number for your organisation, get in touch with one of our expert business phone number consultants.
Revenue generating numbers will earn you money while giving your business nationwide appeal. By choosing a revenue generating number, your business earn between 1p and 4p per minute, when you generate more than 500 minutes of calls to your number in any one calendar month.
There are three numbers to choose from:
If you’re a business that makes a high number of calls per month, such as a call centre, choosing a revenue generating number can be a great way to offset your call overheads and other fixed costs.
Please note, it is not possible to call a revenue generating number from abroad.
The longest standing, best-established business phone number range, national numbers show your customers that you are a professional business and give you instant nationwide recognition. Unlike 0800 numbers, national numbers are not free to call from any device – however, many mobile contracts include national numbers within their call bundles.
There are two national business phone numbers to choose from:
Any business can benefit from the national appeal that a 0845 or 0333 number provides for their organisation, with national numbers suiting companies large and small. National numbers can be a brilliant way for SMEs to improve perceptions around their brand, presenting an impressions to potential customers that they are a large organisation.
For 20 years, Windsor Telecom has been at the forefront of Inbound Telecoms – providing memorable numbers and world-class call handling services to businesses across the UK.
We have millions of memorable business phone numbers for you to choose from across every UK range – allowing you to find the best number for your business. Once you’ve selected the perfect business phone number, you can enjoy a 30-Day FREE trial!
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