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Benefits of having a virtual local phone number

Having a virtual local phone number means you can be anywhere in the world, yet still have a presence in any UK city. If you choose a number with a certain area code, it helps to link your business with that region, this can be useful for ‘bricks and mortar’ business, as well as local businesses trying to build trust and authority.

There are many reasons why business owners tend to gravitate towards geographical numbers. Take a look at some of the key benefits of having a local phone number:

Local presence

By picking a local number you’ll be able to give the impression that you’re an established business in any UK city. You may be a small business that wants to expand into big cities or be a nationwide business that wants to give the illusion of being a local everywhere.

Routing calls

All calls made to your new local phone number can be forwarded automatically to your pre-existing business number or mobile. 

Attracting customers

A lot of people would rather shop locally, therefore having a local number could mean attracting more potential customers to your service as they may be more likely to trust you. Also if the service is required immediately most people will want to shop locally. 

Choose your own number

Traditional phone service providers will allocate you a random number; with VoIP, you get to pick your own number – meaning you can pick from thousands of memorable numbers, making it easier for customers to remember you. 


You may be running a marketing campaign in a particular city that entails people to call a phone number. With a virtual phone number, you’ll be able to add this number to your account, use it for however long you need then remove it from your account. You can find out more about using numbers for marketing campaigns here

Considering getting yourself a virtual phone number? You can find out more about them here. Or if you’re looking for more information to find out what kind of VoIP number is right for you, check out our blog post all about them.


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