What Can You Do with an International Phone Number in another country?
An international phone number can serve many purposes.
A virtual phone number makes it easy to establish a local presence without alienating the locals with an off-putting, foreign-looking phone number.
Below are a just a few examples:
Use an overseas virtual number to establish a local business presence. Use the phone number in conjunction with call forwarding to route international callers and business partners to your call center or place of business. Once set up, callers within the targeted country dial what appears to be a phone number located within the country. Call forwarding then routes the call to the designated ring-to number which could be located virtually anywhere in the world.
Provide your overseas relatives with an international local number so they can easily call you. This is a popular option for parents with adult children stationed overseas or college students studying abroad. With this option, callers dial an international number for the countries they are calling from, yet the phone call is routed to a business or residence in the United States or any other country.
Use an virtual phone number, call forwarding, and a disposable cell phone when traveling overseas. This is a popular option with business travelers that need a convenient way to remain connected with their colleagues back home and their business partners abroad at the same time. In addition, by using a disposable cell phone purchased inside the target country, costly roaming charges can be avoided. When properly set up, domestic callers dial the business person's normal phone number which is then routed to the international virtual phone for the disposable cell phone. Callers within that country dial the same international virtual number, reaching the person seamlessly.