A virtual phone number gives the user a virtual point of presence because it is a real telephone number but without an associated phone line. These numbers are programmed to be forwarded to either a VoIP service or to a different phone line, fixed or mobile. It can give businesses a more global appeal and allow customers to call in for free or on local charges. For residences, it can have family members who live far away call a local number with local charges instead of long distance.
Using virtual numbers with V1 VoIP’s hosted Switch call forwarding feature permits forwarding them to any phone number in any country.
Virtual Numbers are especially appealing to technology companies (for technical support), exporters (to give the impression that the company is local) and service companies such as call centers. Give your customers the illusion that you exist on both coasts of the country or in other countries altogether.
Beyond business applications, a virtual number also can save users money when calling friends and family long distance. If you live in New York and you acquire a phone number in India, for instance, all your friends and family in India can call that local virtual number instead of your New York phone number. You can have peace of mind knowing that your family and friends can reach you at any time without long distance charges. It’s great for kids traveling to college so that they don’t have to pay hefty dorm room phone call charges.
V1 VoIP offers the largest database of DIDs (direct inbound dialing) or virtual numbers for North America, pulling from more than 7,300 rate centers. Our DID pricing for US phone numbers starts as low as $0.15. Contact V1 VoIP now to get your virtual phone number today.