When choosing a freephone number, it is important to get well informed on the basics of what they actually are, what they offer and how this will benefit your business. This way you will know that your investment will give you the best return. |
Rather than provide you with a dictionary definition, it seems logical to provide the most frequently asked questions about 0800 freephone numbers, the ones that are commonly asked and which will provide you with the very essential information you will need to know to evaluate if this service is the one for you.
Will a UK 0800 number increase the number of enquiries I receive? Most definitely. It is free for the caller to call you, so what better incentive can you offer for them to call and enquire about the service or products you provide?
How much do 0800 numbers cost?It depends on the company you choose. Be careful, don’t get ripped off. The best advice would be to compare the market and see what the average costs are which will indicate whether you are considering a bargain or a scam.
How do UK 0800 phone numbers work? The 0800 number you choose will be pointed towards either a landline number or a mobile. You can change this at anytime, but beware that some number seller companies do charge to have your phone number re-pointed (ported) towards another number.
Can I divert my 0800 free phone number on busy or no answer?
Yes you can. Any diverts set up on the number you point your 0800 number towards will automatically apply to your free phone number as well. For example, if you were to divert calls to your mobile when you are out of the office then any inbound calls to your landline made on your 0800 number will follow the divert to your mobile phone.
Can my 0800 number be called from anywhere in the UK?Yes, your 0800 number can be called form anywhere in the UK.
How soon will the number be connected? Your number will be connected depending on the company you choose. A connection within the hour is a guideline to a good service, but again, do your research beforehand and compare.
How much will my 0800 number cost? Again, it depends on the company. Compare the market to get an average costs price and bear this in mind when looking at offers.
David Clarke of DBS Telecoms is the author of this article. David’s company specialises in 0800, 0844, 0845 and local virtual numbers.
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