Who uses a Virtual Landline?

Virtual landlines are quite simply the future. Many switched on businesses have been utilising virtual landlines for years from sole traders to tech giants. So who in particular can benefit from a virtual landline?

Well, the short answer is everyone. A virtual landline offers users flexibility, control, and the ability to project the image of their business in the way they see it. 

The first decision you must make when setting up a new virtual landline is choosing which number you would like to have. A business number creates an image that your company is large and well established with a solid identity. A local number can show that your business is mighty yet humble and you are representing your home turf (or another area you are trying to covertly break in to). A big city number can make your business appear to be based in the UK’s centres of wealth without having to pay the high office rents that go alongside them.

Now that you know the three main types of numbers we can explain which types of businesses can utilise them. Business numbers can be set up with number-based menu systems so that your customers always end up speaking to the right people. It doesn’t matter if your team is working from home in numerous counties, or permanently based on the road, calls can be forwarded to anyone’s mobile phone or VoIP device within your team. 

A business number is best suited to businesses who are a little on the large side, big teams that are ready to show the world who’s boss. Using a cloud-based virtual landline system also allows users to communicate internally much easier with reliable and instant lines of communication ready at the touch of a button.

Close up of casual man or freelancer working on laptop computer and holding mobile smart phone with reflection on blank screen, working from home or casual business concept, vintage style.

Now let’s dial it down a fraction. Every town in the UK nowadays has a vape shop, dog groomers, hairdressers, escape room, greengrocers, butchers and so on. Each one of these companies (unless they are part of a chain) is a small business and is usually only used by locals or people passing through. The shopfront is based in that locality, and most of them do business from a singular location. 

These are the type of clients who would be best served by a virtual landline which has the local vicinity’s area code. Why even use a virtual landline at all? We hear you ask. Well, setup is instantaneous and significantly less costly than traditional landlines. It also doesn’t involve ripping your shop to bits to fit antiquated telephone lines. Calls can be forwarded to a mobile phone when traders are away from the shop. You can even install a VoIP phone, which gives you far more functionality and options than an old school phone.

Calling all graphic design start-ups, working out of your Mum’s garage AI enterprises, team of two stock market investors and every other business that is truly going places but the world just doesn’t know it yet. These are the kind of businesses created by the ideas of motivated, intelligent and imaginative people. The world just doesn’t believe it at this moment in time.

Businesses such as this benefit greatly by using a virtual landline that makes them appear to have offices that work out of large British cities such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds, London and so on.

The two Steve’s, Wozniak and Jobs both founded Apple Computers in 1976 out of Job’s garage. Stories such as this remind us that humble beginnings can turn into huge success stories. If the initial wave of customers knew these clever computers began in a garage and not some high-tech laboratory, would they be put off?

Don’t let people’s perceptions hinder your business; create an image that will let you change their perception. A virtual landline can allow your business to appear in the way you imagine it to exist in the near future.  

As we said at the beginning, virtual landlines are for everyone. And since BT is saying they will be obsolete by 2025, it’s time to get your skates on.

The first decision you must make when setting up a new virtual landline is choosing which number you would like to have. A business number creates an image that your company is large and well established with a solid identity. A local number can show that your business is mighty yet humble and you are representing your home turf (or another area you are trying to covertly break in to). A big city number can make your business appear to be based in the UK’s centres of wealth without having to pay the high office rents that go alongside them.

Now that you know the three main types of numbers we can explain which types of businesses can utilise them. Business numbers can be set up with number-based menu systems so that your customers always end up speaking to the right people. It doesn’t matter if your team is working from home in numerous counties, or permanently based on the road, calls can be forwarded to anyone’s mobile phone or VoIP device within your team. 

A business number is best suited to businesses who are a little on the large side, big teams that are ready to show the world who’s boss. Using a cloud-based virtual landline system also allows users to communicate internally much easier with reliable and instant lines of communication ready at the touch of a button.

Now let’s dial it down a fraction. Every town in the UK nowadays has a vape shop, dog groomers, hairdressers, escape room, greengrocers, butchers and so on. Each one of these companies (unless they are part of a chain) is a small business and is usually only used by locals or people passing through. The shopfront is based in that locality, and most of them do business from a singular location. 

These are the type of clients who would be best served by a virtual landline which has the local vicinity’s area code. Why even use a virtual landline at all? We hear you ask. Well, setup is instantaneous and significantly less costly than traditional landlines. It also doesn’t involve ripping your shop to bits to fit antiquated telephone lines. Calls can be forwarded to a mobile phone when traders are away from the shop. You can even install a VoIP phone, which gives you far more functionality and options than an old school phone.

Calling all graphic design start-ups, working out of your Mum’s garage AI enterprises, team of two stock market investors and every other business that is truly going places but the world just doesn’t know it yet. These are the kind of businesses created by the ideas of motivated, intelligent and imaginative people. The world just doesn’t believe it at this moment in time.

Businesses such as this benefit greatly by using a virtual landline that makes them appear to have offices that work out of large British cities such as Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Liverpool, Leeds, London and so on.

The two Steve’s, Wozniak and Jobs both founded Apple Computers in 1976 out of Job’s garage. Stories such as this remind us that humble beginnings can turn into huge success stories. If the initial wave of customers knew these clever computers began in a garage and not some high-tech laboratory, would they be put off?

Don’t let people’s perceptions hinder your business; create an image that will let you change their perception. A virtual landline can allow your business to appear in the way you imagine it to exist in the near future.  

As we said at the beginning, virtual landlines are for everyone. And since BT is saying they will be obsolete by 2025, it’s time to get your skates on.

If you’d like to learn more, get in touch with one of our friendly team today or give us a call on 01329 595080.

Read the rest of the Virtual Landline series:

How does a Virtual Landline work?

Why Does a Virtual Landline Increase Inbound Activity?

What makes our virtual landline unique?

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b2b, Mobile, virtual landline, voip

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