- What is a virtual phone number?
A virtual phone number (also called DID number) is a phone number that is not physically associated with a telephone line: all incoming calls are redirected to another number (eg your mobile phone).
- Why should I buy a virtual phone number?
If you buy a virtual phone number, you will be reachable at a phone number of the same town where your friends and customers live. So they will save much money when they call you. Unlike traditional PSTN phone numbers, you can bring your virtual number with you anywhere in the world.
Protect your privacy
Virtual phone numbers help protect privacy. You can use a temporary virtual number to be contacted by people, whom you do not want to give your private number
Extend your business
With virtual numbers and toll-free numbers you can extend the presence of your business in more countries, without need of opening an office on the site, and you can create a call center in any country in the world, where it it's less expensive.
Save roaming costs when you are travelling
With a virtual number you can save roaming expenses when travelling abroad: just buy a SIM from the foreign country where you are, and forward to this number the calls addressed to your virtual number.
Carry your old landline number with you
If you plan to move to another location within your country or abroad, you can convert your fixed line number into a virtual number, thanks to local number portability (LNP). In this way, you can bring your original number anywhere in the world, without losing the contacts you had with this number. More information here: Number Portability.
Get a virtual mobile number to receive SMS.
You can have a virtual mobile phone number with which, for example, you can create a secondary whatsapp account. Read more: Virtual mobile numbers able to receive SMS.
Use advanced phone features for free
Virtual numbers come with completely free advanced telephone services, which are not always available with traditional telephone numbers: multiple simultaneous incoming calls in the same number, blacklists, voice menu, multiple destination lists to receive calls on more landlines or mobiles, conference call etc.. For more information: Advanced Call Forwarding
- How to buy a virtual phone number?
Buying a virtual phone number is simple and straightforward with the number order form ("Buy a number in 3 easy steps") that you find in the home page.
Choose country and city of your local number
Choose how you want to receive calls to that number (destination)
Indicate the destination details (number of "classic" phone, or VOIP provider account)
You will be guided in a couple of clicks to the payment module.
Within a few hours we will verify the order data and approve it. You will receive a confirmation email.
At this point you can see the DID number that has been assigned by opening the "My Numbers" menu in your private area. Give it to your friends, and enjoy the service!