A virtual phone number for your mobility
Thanks to the rapid development of the Internet and information technologies, today it has become possible to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Whether you are establishing a home office or running your business while sitting in a hammock chair somewhere in the Bahamas, now your dream of a perfect workplace has finally come true!
Today, there are many sales agents, business consultants, IT developers, accounting professionals, who work full time, but enjoy free hours. Due to the specifics of the occupations, a lot of travel may also be required. Even away from the office and often without Internet access, these professionals are expected to perform to the highest quality and in a timely manner.
With a virtual phone number, you can stay connected no matter where you go. In case you are traveling for business or vacation, it is no longer necessary to spend on roaming or buy travel simulators. By having a DID number, you will be able to receive calls to your personal computer, notepad or mobile phone, according to the day, time, business needs or personal preferences. The call forwarding service can be configured to any destination and any convenient device of your choice. SIP, Skype, or cell phone number should be indicated as forwarding destination, so all incoming calls will land there. Speaking of the cost of such a service, you won’t need much more investment than using a regular phone line, if not considerably less. This type of number is typically processed for a set monthly fee, based on the type of number and forwarding settings. A monthly fee may also vary depending on the country in question and the selected forwarding destination.
A virtual number is not directly associated with any specific local landline or a mobile operator’s phone line. The connection is established using VoIP technology (Voice over Internet Protocol). No additional or special equipment is required; all you need is a good to medium internet connection for your main device to receive calls.
This number can be chosen for any country or city in the world. Some very specific destinations or remote locations may have slight difficulties with Internet connectivity, but generally VoIP technology ensures an uninterrupted connection and perfect sound quality during calls.
There are several types of such numbers: for calls, SMS, to receive calls and fax messages, free, etc. Generally, a type that contains the most functional options costs more.
A free option is the most popular, which also means a higher monthly fee. But with this type of number it can be accessible to callers 24 hours a day, if necessary. It is best suited to large companies and online businesses with representations in many countries. Calling and texting numbers are commonly used in small businesses and for private personal business.
To take full advantage of the mentioned solution, additional telephone services, developed especially for each type of number and its purpose, can also be connected. Interactive menu, IVR, call recording, black and white list, callback service, music on hold are just a few to name among many others.