Sometimes known as non-geographic numbers (NGN) or non-geographic number translation services, they now play an important role in the contact strategy of businesses and offer a wealth of advantages beyond the 'ordinary' telephone number. For sometime now, many organisations have learned that the correct use of non-geographic numbers plays a vital role in an effective customer contact strategy.Learn More
Number translation services enable any business, irrespective of size, to improve its service to customers or staff, particularly where a large number of incoming calls are directed to one person or group of people. Using a range of telebusiness numbers gives you flexibility in how you choose to market your company. Companies advertising services on a FreeCall or LocalCall number have a simple competitive advantage.
Non-geographic numbers enable callers to your business (customers or employees) to call you at a charge chosen by you. The portfolio includes the following 08xx/03xx non-geographic numbers:
If you already have a number port it to us and save money.
You don’t need any new equipment as we can simply switch with what you’ve got.
Only one call to one person to deal with it all.
All calls to non-geographic numbers are delivered via an Intelligent Network. Our choice of carrier is a leader in terms of its Intelligent Network architecture, deployment and richness of features. One of the key strengths of the Intelligent Network is its reliability — it is designed to be fully redundant, so that the failure of any single element does not impact on overall performance. The Intelligent Network handles in excess of 1 billion minutes of call traffic per month, and can be expanded rapidly to meet increased demand as has been proven over recent years.
The status of the Intelligent Network is proactively monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calls to all numbers listed, can be delivered to any UK directly connected PSTN line types (which are identified by numbers starting ‘01’ and ‘02’). Calls cannot be delivered to mobile or international numbers. The Intelligent Network translates the dialled digits and delivers the calls to the PSTN number — translated address destination (TAD) — specified. You can direct calls to different destinations according to criteria you choose — for details on Callplans please click here .
Increase the addressable geographic market - advertise an AreaCall number (or an International FreeCall or Universal FreeCall number abroad), to offer services to new regions without the cost of setting up premises in the area. Alternatively you can hide your company's location using a non-geographic number with a standard prefix.
Maximise your resources by the use a single set of non-geographic numbers to direct calls to geographically dispersed teams. CallPlans (see below) enable you to flexibly route calls coming in to your geographic numbers. If your call routing requirements change, we can quickly implement changes.Learn More
Use of one or a suite of these features combined will allow you to use your resources more effectively and enable your organisation to operate more flexibly without impacting customers or your customer service.
Number portability agreements exist to allow you to retain your existing number. If you have been using one of these numbers, your customers will have got used to it by now, number portability allows you to transfer to another provider for cheaper usage charges. So you're not stuck with your supplier if they put up the charges. Contact us if you more information on how this works.
The use of number translation services is not often understood, so we've tried to discuss some of their features, benefits and applications in the following page.
Sometimes it helps to discuss the issue in person - why not contact us to discuss your requirements in more detail. Please click here to arrange an initial meeting or to request a call.
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