Telephones are a core component of running a successful business. In fact, (92% of all customer interactions) take place over the phone. Whether that’s sales ((61% of mobile users want to call your business when they’re in the purchase phase of the buyer’s journey) or marketing — where 65% would rather call-in than fill out an online form — building a brand is hinged to telecommunications.
For years, 0845 and 0844 numbers have been the go-to prefixes for businesses numbers around the UK. But, as the telecommunication market evolves and businesses look to broaden their appeal by reducing costs associated with calls, brands are looking towards a new breed of numbers — 03 numbers.
In the current telecommunications economy, prefixes like 084, 087, 09 and 118 can immediately set off alarm bells for customers. Each of those numbers can cost your customers money. And, this can be bad for business. Bounce rates are typically higher when customers are charged to contact your business — which can lead to lost sales and missed opportunities.
Unlike 084, 087, 09 and 118 prefixes, 03 prefixes are only charged at the standard local rate. Which means that the vast majority of your customers are going to be able to call your business for free. The 03 number is typically used by brands that operate nationally, as it’s not fixed to one geographic location — making it perfect for almost every UK business.
While 03 numbers aren’t new (they released back in 2007), many businesses are unaware of the benefits and still rely on the number they’ve been using for years. They aren’t expensive to operate, and your customers aren’t going to be turned off by the potential charges and negative connotations that exist with some other numbers. A memorable 03 number is one of the most revered and trusted business prefixes in the UK.
Banks, insurance agencies, large organisations, and small businesses all leverage 03 numbers to give them authority, professionalism, and a standout telephone number that’s immediately recognisable and incredibly consumer-friendly.
While many businesses have 03 numbers, a large chunk of them fail to see the value of porting that number to a more affordable provider. Not only does porting your number reduce your monthly payments, but it can give you access to a suite of business tools that can make handling critical calls easier, faster, and more reliable.
At Windsor Telecom, our porting solution can help you reduce your monthly payments and give you access to plenty of powerful tools — like:
For businesses, this means paying less money for more features. And, working with a provider like Windsor Telecom gives you an advantage over the competition who still rely on traditional, consumer-oriented telecom companies. After all, you need something that works for your business — not something that works for the average consumer.
Don’t let your telecom company take your hard-earned money. You’re legally allowed to port your number to any provider, and doing so can lower your phone bills, save time, and eliminate plenty of frustrations.
Ready to experience the freedom and security of Windsor Telecom? Contact us on on 0800 160 1111