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Setting up a London Phone Number Anywhere in the Country

on Thursday, 30 July 2020. Posted in Industry News

Setting up a London Phone Number Anywhere in the Country

Using a virtual London phone number could give you the opportunity to have a virtual London office, giving your business the look of a large London company but without needing to have a presence in the city. This is particularly ideal in the current COVID19 climate as many office employees are working remotely and this could continue in the future. With this in mind, virtual numbers can save your company a lot of money in office rental fees and can have a positive impact on your brand image at the same time.

BT price increase: How this will effect customers?

on Friday, 17 July 2020. Posted in Industry News

BT price increase: How this will effect customers?

It has recently been announced that the popular telecommunications provider BT that serves around 18 million users in the UK, is moving a portion of those customers on to their new ‘Unlimited Minutes plan’ in a bid to make ‘things more simple and easy to understand’. In doing so, your BT bill could rise by about £5 per month. The increase alone is almost as much as you pay for a Virtual Landline basic package which includes your telephone number rental, unlimited inbound minutes (to UK landline and mobile) and a £5 welcome call credit bonus.

Benefits of Verbal Communication Through Premium Numbers

on Wednesday, 08 July 2020. Posted in Tips, Industry News

Benefits of Verbal Communication Through Premium Numbers

Customer service is a key part of running a business, especially in the modern-day we live in. It is very easy for disgruntled customers to write a bad review or a harsh comment on your social media page which in turn could put off potential customers. With this in mind, it is best to plan the best communication methods possible to keep clients happy and everyone on the same page… So what is the best communication for you and your business?

Working After COVID-19 Lockdown

on Friday, 05 June 2020. Posted in Industry News

Working After COVID-19 Lockdown

No one knows what the normal work environment will be moving forward, it is likely it will take a long time before everyone is given the green light completely. With this in mind, it is time to speculate on what will change after COVID 19 lockdown measures are eased and what has already started to happen.

Remote Working: Benefits to The Customer

on Thursday, 14 May 2020. Posted in Industry News

Remote Working: Benefits to The Customer

Although we have focused a lot on the positives for the business of the alternative working method that many companies have been forced into, it is interesting to evaluate the positive to the negative points of remote working.

What is a Cloud-Based Phone System?

on Wednesday, 29 April 2020. Posted in Tips, Industry News

What is a Cloud-Based Phone System?

Are you unsure about what communication system your business needs to cope with daily runnings and the upkeep of your professional appearance? Virtual Landline can help you understand Cloud Phone Systems and the benefits for your office...

Creating Brand Trust With the Right Number: Is a Phone Number Important?

on Monday, 20 April 2020. Posted in Tips, Industry News

Creating Brand Trust With the Right Number: Is a Phone Number Important?

Large, well-known companies are more trusted. Customers like to see a brand audience and happy reviews to ease any worries before potentially spending money on a product or service and 81 % say, ‘Trust in brands is an important part of [their] purchase behaviour’. Some smaller or new companies may find this difficult as it's hard to compete with established competitors, but there are ways around this that will be outlined below.

Necessary Equipment for the New ‘normal’ Working

on Thursday, 02 April 2020. Posted in Tips, Industry News

Necessary Equipment for the New ‘normal’ Working

Recently the ‘norm’ has changed. We have all had to adjust to this temporary way of living and working for the sake of everyone’s health. With this, many people have had to adapt to be able to work from home. Below is a checklist of some of the essentials someone might need in a home office…

Providers Action to Control Increasing Pressure on Networks

on Friday, 20 March 2020. Posted in Industry News

Providers Action to Control Increasing Pressure on Networks

Due to the current situation with many offices sending employees home to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, networks are under pressure to keep internet speeds high and phone lines open. With an overload of customers working from home and many holidays/events being canceled they are focusing on creating stable connections to cope with the influx of activity:

Virtual Landline Business Preparation to Handle COVID-19

on Friday, 13 March 2020. Posted in Tips, Company News, Industry News

Virtual Landline Business Preparation to Handle COVID-19

 Here at Virtual Landline we take your business seriously. In light of the recent events surrounding COVID-19, we want to let you know that we are monitoring the unfolding situation and have taken preventive measures to ensure there is no impact to our service.

 

Why 0800 Numbers Benefit Your Business

on Tuesday, 03 March 2020. Posted in Tips, Industry News

Why 0800 Numbers Benefit Your Business

If you aren't already sold on why 0800 numbers can benefit you then below are some industry statistics that will give you an idea of the impact switching to an 0800 Landline could have for you growing business...

How to divert landline calls to a mobile

on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Posted in Industry News

How to divert landline calls to a mobile

Diverting a landline number to a mobile is a simple straight-forward solution with our service. It allows you to make the most of your incoming calls and keep your business and personal phone numbers separate.

As a start, you need to sign up for a Virtual Landline number (or port an existing number), then type the number where the call will be diverted to.

Top 10 Benefits of Using a Virtual Phone System For Small Businesses

on Wednesday, 22 March 2017. Posted in Industry News

Top 10 Benefits of Using a Virtual Phone System For Small Businesses

Owners of small businesses need to take into account a number of considerations when looking for a choice of a phone system. These can range from simple requirements of choosing the right telephone number and cost options to the more complex requirements of future proofing your phone system and services such as voicemail, diverting numbers and presenting numbers when dialling outwards.

Perceptions of Mobile Business

on Tuesday, 21 February 2017. Posted in Company News, Industry News

Perceptions of Mobile Business

Sole traders are the backbone of the UK economy – with a 91% growth in these non-employing businesses since 2000. Reputation and trust are critical issues for these companies – with many joining local trade bodies and working hard to gain word of mouth recommendations to build a strong local business.

Running Your Business From a Mobile?

on Tuesday, 14 February 2017. Posted in Industry News

Running Your Business From a Mobile?

When starting out in business using a mobile phone or home landline as your business phone is a common practice. Most new business owners either want to avoid the use of their home landline and mobile or they simply outgrow this setup and need something more professional to fit the purpose of a business phone.

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  • "I can now make really great value calls from my mobile using the app on 4G which is ideal for phoning home to India when I’m on the move."

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  • "Just moved house from Sheffield to Kent, kept my old Sheffield number by turning it into a Virtual Landline so all our friends can still keep in touch."

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  • "I bought a Virtual Landline for my mum in Poland, so she has a Colchester phone number! I can now call her from my mobile using my free minutes"

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    Ola

  • "We needed a temporary phone number for a project, Virtual Landline was perfect... we plan to buy more."

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  • "I set up a Virtual Landline for my parents who have moved to Spain, now we can call them for the cost of a local call and so can all their old friends."

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  • "I'm an airline stewardess, and Virtual Landline saves me a fortune. All I need is Wi-Fi anywhere in the world, and I can phone home for a penny a minute, and my friends can phone me back as if I was in the UK... Amazing"

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  • "I started my new business working from home and needed a dedicated number, Virtual Landline was an ideal and cheap solution. Also... if my business grows, I can take the number with me.

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  • "We use a VOIP phone instead of the free app and really can't tell the difference between our Virtual Landline and a real one, except the cost! When we're out the calls are sent to my mobile, and no one knows. Marvellous!"

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