This feature allows you to forward your calls to multiple phone numbers at pre-determined time slots depending on the day of the week and time of the day through your online control panel. You can also assign multiple rollover phone numbers in case the main number is busy or does not answer the incoming calls.
Make sure to let your Toll Free or Local Number(s) be known by the people or institutions that will use them to reach you. In other words, after your account is activated and you receive your new virtual number, you would need to distribute it or advertise the number so your callers would be able to reach you at the ‘ring to’ number you specified.
Bear in mind that while the Local Numbers can be dialed from any country in the world, Toll Free Numbers will only work when dialed from the respective country.
For example a UK Toll Free Number can only be dialed from the UK while a UK Local Number can be dialed from the UK, China, Germany, Bahrain or any other country in the world.
When your virtual number is dialed, our system will instantly forward the call to your ring-to phone number (this will be the phone number you assigned for incoming calls to be forwarded to).
International Toll free call forwarding is a method that companies of all sizes use to gain a presence in another country to expand their business and communicate with callers.
For example, if your company has customers located in Pakistan, you can be located in the U.S., India or ‘any’ other country and receive calls that originated in Pakistan by offering a Pakistan Toll Free number in your advertising your Pakistan virtual number on the Web or in print.
With toll free call forwarding, callers dial a local toll free number and the call is then instantly transferred to your “ring to” number. This ‘redirect’ number can be located anywhere worldwide. So you can literally be located anywhere globally and receive calls from any services country where international toll free numbers are offered. See list here.
A common use for toll free call forwarding is for customer service purposes. Businesses can own a toll free phone number in a country where their customers are located to make it easy for them to place orders or ask questions without incurring phone charges. An international toll free number takes the ‘long distance telephone call’ obstacle away for the caller.
Typically, businesses experience more sales when they employ an international toll free call forwarding number in a far away country where they have a customer base or where they want a customer base or intend to advertise.
This includes Toll Free and local virtual phone numbers. There are many uses for virtual numbers. Some more obvious uses apply to businesses that wish to make it easy for their overseas customers to reach them by phone. Using a virtual number enables creating a phone presence in another country overnight instantly.
Regardless of where your business is located, you can now own a unique USA or global phone number and use this number on your business cards or distribute it to your international clients. The Virtual Number service will allow your clients to reach you at any phone number in the world by calling your virtual global phone number. Personal use:
If you travel to different countries on a regular basis, having a virtual number service permits you to give your family and friends a unique US or global number so they can contact you at any time using your international phone number.
Gain a presence in any of 94 countries by utilizing international call forwarding. Your new virtual number will automatically redirect your calls to any phone in any country, worldwide.
One of our customers asked if providing a local phone number would really help their sales. The market services in the UK and other countries but are located in Canada.
We suggested they get a local UK number in a city that would be most convenient for their UK customers. They decided on a London number since that would be central and a reasonable number to offer.
Since then we hear that the number now gets regular callers that are happy to call the UK local number and are pleased with the company for providing it. Many new UK callers feel comfortable calling the UK number and would not have called Canada directly because of international call costs.