Callers from outside your country may not be able to connect, and they might be put off by different dialing conventions.
If you serve customers in countries outside your own, the answer is international phone call forwarding.
For example, if your business is located in the United States and you want your customers in Paris, France to be able to reach your office, an international phone call forwarding plan can easily accomplish this.
How do you do this?
First, you would need to get a phone number local to Paris and then use international phone call forwarding to forward the calls to your U.S. office.
Not yet serving customers in other countries but considering it? Many businesses use international phone call forwarding as an integral part of their new market entry plans.
Instead of establishing branch offices in new markets, they order local phone numbers and use international phone call forwarding to route the calls to their established call centers.
This is an inexpensive alternative to costly branch offices. In addition, international phone call forwarding serves the same goal. For example, as your U.S. business enters a new market, such as Brazil, you want your Brazilian callers to feel comfortable calling you; you want them to feel as if your office is nearby - not in a whole different hemisphere. While you could rent local office space, staff the office, and order a local phone number, doing so is costly and could take a very long time.
With international phone call forwarding, you order the Brazilian phone number and forward the calls to your U.S. office. You can then advertise your Brazil phone number on your Web site. Callers will feel comfortable dialing a local number and you will have saved the expense of setting up a physical office.