How Startups Can Benefit from Global Virtual Phone Numbers
It is not easy being a startup, especially if you are starting by the bootstraps with limited funding. One important tool to have in your toolbox is a flexible telecommunications plan that is there when you need it but does not cost an arm and a leg when you do not need it.
Global virtual phone numbers are the perfect way for startups to create a global presence without breaking the bank. Here's what you need to know.
What is a Global Virtual Phone Number?
Global virtual phone numbers are like the domestic toll free and remote call forwarding numbers your business likely already uses, except they are for international countries. For example, if your startup is based in Houston, Texas, you might have a local number in Houston for local contacts to call as well as local remote call forwarding numbers for nearby cities and a nationwide 800 number. These are all fairly standard for business communications in the United States.
However, what if you have investors located in Europe, Asia, South America, or elsewhere? That’s where global virtual numbers come into play.
You can get country- or even city-specific phone numbers for different countries around the globe and have the phone calls forwarded to your main office (or any number for that matter).
Both toll free and regional phone numbers are available. These numbers are considered “virtual” global phone numbers because they are not physically tied to a given phone connection. They are strictly call forwarding numbers and will divert calls from one country to any other country you desire.