You can own a virtual phone number
in the USA, UAE, UK, Mexico, Canada, France, India, Nigeria, Italy, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the
Philippines plus many more available countries.
choices are available for your overseas phone presence creation
Redirect those calls to your landline or mobile phone or a PBX in any country or redirect the calls to a VoIP or
SIP number if you have one.
Global Toll Free Phone numbers are accessible
from an entire country.
Choose your Toll Free or Local Virtual Phone Number offered in 108 Countries.
An optional free feature is 'time of day routing'. Send calls to different phones at different times of the day,
even to phone numbers in different countries. Many other features and options are included.
We offer Local and Toll Free virtual
numbers in 108 countries.
For example you could be located in the USA but have an office in Argentina
or simply have callers located in Argentina. You can buy an Argentina international virtual phone number. The callers
located anywhere inside Argentina can then call your Argentina Toll Free number at no cost to them and reach you
at any worldwide phone number you choose.
between Local and Toll Free: The big difference is whether or not you need a number for your callers to be accessible from a small
geographical area (local) -or an entire country (toll free).
Local Virtual Phone Number Call Forwarding A local number enables your callers to access your new phone number at no cost
to them 'if' they are
calling from the same geographical area as your selected local number or area code.
Callers from outside
the new local phone number calling area will be able to call your local number from any country, however, long
distance surcharges will be charged by their phone company, whoever that may be.
For example, you can own a Rome, Italy local phone number. It would be a local call for any caller located in Rome.
It would be a long distance call for someone located in another country. They would need to pay long distance charges
to their phone company as they would any other international phone call.
As an example, a person in the UK could call your Rome, Italy local number and would need to pay their own phone
company for that International Call from the UK to Italy.
Another example, if you decide to own a Paris, France local number, your callers in the city of Paris could call
your new local Paris phone number at no extra long distance cost to them. You would pay the per minute rates from
Paris, France to your 'ring to' number based on these rates
Toll Free Virtual Phone Number
Call Divert You can Select Your Local or Toll Free Number in 108 Countries.
Example - you can buy a private toll free number in the USA, France, the UK, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia or any
of 108 countries.
Your dedicated toll free number is accessible to the callers inside
your selected country at no cost to the caller. This toll free call
forwarding number will be a 'country specific toll free number' for the country you select.
It's possible that your new toll free number may be accessible from other countries at a surcharge to the caller
imposed by your callers phone company, whoever that may be. We have no way of knowing if/what those charges would
be as they are not imposed by us.
Most customers acquire a toll free call forwarding number specifically for callers inside a certain country.
Your costs would be the per minute rate and fees from your selected toll free country to your 'ring to' number
based onthese Toll Free rates.
Buy a Virtual Phone Number
Own a Local Virtual Phone Line
in your choice of 108 countries
Let's assume that it's important to you to provide a New
York City, USA phone number to your callers. Just as an example, you can order a local number in many different
area codes in the State of New York or many of other U.S. cities.
To continue with the New York example, if you chose a New York City number with a (646) area code, many New Yorkers,
not all, could dial your 646 number and not have to pay any additional long distance fees to their local phone
company to reach your virtual number.
A local virtual number will permit
a caller within the same city or area code of your chosen local number to connect to your local number without
any cost to the caller within that same area code, and many times depending on the rate plan your caller has with
their local phone company, the call to your purchased virtual number may be totally free to them.
Are you in Los Angeles, California but need a telepresence in Florida? Buy a Florida virtual
number and direct the calls to Los Angeles.
You are located in The U.K. and need a phone number in the U.S? Choose from many states and cities in the U.S.
and direct the calls to your phone in the U.K.
Additional Built-in Features
Time of day routing - with time zone settings
Caller ID - Know what phone number is calling.
Learn about Caller ID here.
Advanced free features
The features below can be enabled and disable by the customer through the Customer Management Control Panel.
In other words, after your account is activated and you are provided with the login link, you can login to your
account and easily set up these features based on your usage preferences.
Maximum wait time on answer
This feature defines how long the system will wait for leg B to answer before considering it failed and moving
on to a second 'ring to' number, etc. Ring time adjustments range from 15 to 40 seconds. The times are approximate,
but are within +/- 5 seconds. This means that if you set the ring time to your 'ring to' number to be 20 seconds,
this may in actuality turn out to be 15 seconds or as much as 25 seconds. By default the ring time before a call
is deemed failed, is four rings.
Therefore, if your circumstances dictate that you need a longer ring time, you can use this maximum "wait
time" adjustment. Many customers experiment with this setting until it works to their benefit or they leave
the default setting in place.
"Local Ringtone" feature
The system can play a localized ring tone (the tone you hear when you call someone and it's ringing). You will
have a selection of 40 countries or the choice to use the remote-end ringback tone, which means the audio is passed
through from the destination (this is the default).
Once you activate this free feature, you will increase local appeal when callers dial your Toll Free or Local number.
The caller will hear the normal dial ring tone of their country which will make the caller feel more comfortable.
We currently have 40 distinct country local ring tones that customers can choose from. The rest of the countries
around the world use one of these ring tones.
Both of these settings are available on the advanced forwarding settings page (accessible from the Customer Management
All customers receive the link to the Customer Management Control Panel upon receipt of the account activation
You command your call forwarding number
to redirect your calls to any other U.S. or international phone number worldwide
You may be located in the London UK, Rome Italy, Paris France or Istanbul Turkey
or Rio de Janeiro Brazil, to name a few choices.
You can buy a local number in your choice of 60 countries.
For example, you could be located in the USA but have an office
in Argentina or simply have callers located in Argentina. You can buy an Argentina Toll Free number.
The callers located anywhere inside Argentina can then call your Argentina Toll Free number at no cost to them
and reach you in the USA or at any worldwide virtual line number you choose.
1. You may be a Greek cruise line operator. You want to make it easy for U.S. clientele to
reach your reservation desk in Greece. Buy a U.S. Toll Free number, remove the obstacle for your U.S. callers and
give them your U.S. toll free number to reach you at no cost to them.
2. You own a winery with headquarters in France and have distributors in the UK, Australia,
New Zealand, Germany, Italy and the U.S. You can buy country specific Toll
Free numbers for the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and the
U.S. that will redirect all callers in those countries to your France main office phone number. Click
here to view Call Forwarding rates.
Accepting and forwarding multiple calls simultaneously is a free feature.
The simultaneous call feature is available for the majority of countries where local numbers are offered. Check
the rates schedule.
Quality of call forwarding
This service is based on public network infrastructure (PSTN). It is not a VoIP service.
Calls transported over (VoIP) the Internet are subject to uncontrollable transport, bandwidth and other issues.
These call quality issues are especially apparent if the call is being forwarded internationally using VoIP. Consequently
the potential for negative call quality issues typically associated with calls over the Internet are virtually
non-existent with Global Call Forwarding service.
What are the costs?
Costs are determined by your choice of the Virtual Number call forwarding city. For example, assume
you want a Sydney Australia phone number, if your select the basic plan, the per minute rate is 6.2¢ ($0.062)
per minute to redirect calls from your Sydney number to a phone in the U.S.
Provide your associates, customers or family a local phone number and have all
your calls routed to any phone number you desire, located anywhere in the world.
If your customers are located in different countries than you or if you travel
often or if you have family or friends overseas, now you can give them a local phone number and receive their calls
where you are.
Use this service for call forwarding to your cell phone or landline. Or, have
your cell phone calls forwarded to another country using an international virtual number.
Changing your 'ring to' number
Once your virtual line is activated, you can login
online and easily modify your call forwarding number. The change is effective in real-time and takes just seconds
As an example you could have your calls forwarded to
a number in Japan in the morning and change the call forwarding to a number in the UK in the evening. Or change
it from your landline to your mobile phone, at any time. Top
What will callers hear when they dial my
Calls are connected very quickly. The caller will hear normal call processing
as with any other call they may make. Top
What is a 'private' Virtual Number?
number assigned to your account is unique and does not require
your callers to enter an extension number. It is your dedicated and private phone number for your use and distribution. Top
Is voice mail included?
Yes the voicemail feature is an included feature. Top
What does it cost?
Costs vary depending on country and city selected and the per minute rate. See
Global Call Forwarding service - A double duty plan
strategy for cheap international calls.
Some of our customers use this service not only as a call forwarding
facility but also as a means to make cheap international calls.
For example, if you were a customer located in Paris, France and had
your assigned France local number, you could login to your account via the Web and change the 'ring to' number
to any number in the world that you wanted to call.
After you made the change to your 'ring to' number, you would then
dial your assigned local Paris number and your international call would connect at low rates to any
number in the world. Changes you make to the 'ring to' number are in effect
After you made your call, simply change the 'ring to' number back to normal.
Become a Local Business in another Country
Global call forwarding utilizing a virtual phone number is an excellent strategy for any company that desires to
do business in a country outside of their own local area.
Do you have customers overseas? No doubt you probably have a web presence for your product or service. You may
depend heavily on that website which has a 'contact' link and a local phone number (in your country) for potential
new customers or existing customers to reach you.
Your contact form and a local phone number on your web site may be the only method a potential customer can use
to reach you or your sales department.
What happens if your existing local phone number is at your headquarters in Miami, Florida USA but a large portion
of your customer base is located in Panama or Brazil or some other country?
Your overseas caller is then faced with an obstacle, they either must call your USA phone number and pay international
long distance fees or send an email or use a contact form. All of these methods are acceptable but really do not
compare to providing a local number in the caller's country or city.
Of course, it depends on what type of product or service you offer on the web. Some web based companies prefer
not to display any phone numbers.
But if you are offering any type of product or service with a significant purchase price, you'll do more business
with a virtual call forwarding number or remote call redirection located in the country or city where your
caller is located. A call forwarding number can be a solution.
Therefore a web presence does not solve the issue of removing the long distance call obstacle that faces your current
or future customers should they want to place an order immediately or reorder or simply gain a comfort level that
you are really a viable company and are sincerely interested in getting their business.
Many enterprises buy a local number or international phone number. For example,
you can be located in the USA and decide to own a local Paris France or Hong Kong phone number and have the callers
automatically redirected to your Los Angeles or New York main office phone number. By doing so, you have effortlessly
created a local presence in Hong Kong or Paris or many other available countries and cities around the world.
By establishing an international virtual toll free number that is local to your caller, your international customers
will be more likely to believe your company has the ability to serve them.
Set up a virtual local international toll free number to redirect your callers directly to any of your phone numbers,
in any country.
You'll receive more phone calls and have more chances to increase your sales. International call forwarding also
known as international virtual phone number is a very powerful and versatile telecommunications tool that
can expand your business internationally the easy way.
Incidentally, international call forwarding and virtual local numbers are also an easy way to set up a local phone
number for family, friends and associates to reach you.
What is international call forwarding and its primary benefits?
International Call forwarding is one of the most useful features that new age communication systems offer. It gives
you a virtual number where your call can be forwarded to any other destination that you require such as a mobile
phone, landline or any voicemail device.
There are many benefits of international call forwarding. It removes the obstacle of geography as it
will divert calls to any global phone number or SIP (VoIP) number worldwide.
International call forwarding is very beneficial for corporate entities and most of global business enterprises
enjoy the benefit of a global forwarding call system.
Many of aitelephone.com customers have found that subscribing for a new virtual phone number for their own country
or city location, can be faster and less costly than through their own in-country telecommunication service provider.
Business owners and entrepreneurs are mobile people and when they visit various locations it is mandatory to connect with the people calling them.
For these people, an international call forwarding system is heaven sent as they can still be in touch with
everyone even when moving to various overseas locations. Global call forwarding service diverts calls worldwide
24 hours a day and includes many advanced features including options for call center usage.
We look forward to assisting you with your call forwarding requirements. Contact me directly for any clarifications.
Recent Virtual Phone Number activations
Basic Nigeria to UNITED STATES
Basic India Bangalore to Australia
Preferred NEW ZEALAND Local to SINGAPORE Mobile
Standard UNITED STATES Local to SOUTH AFRICA Mobile
Preferred Philippines Toll Free Local to Hong Kong
Preferred UNITED KINGDOM Local to GREECE Mobile Vodafone Telestet
Preferred CYPRUS Local to IRELAND
Preferred UNITED KINGDOM Local to USA
Standard MEXICO Local to ROMANIA Mobile
Preferred INDIA Mumbai Local to United States
Power NEW ZEALAND Auckland Local to AUSTRALIA
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to UNITED STATES
Basic Philippines Manila Local to Australia
Basic CANADA Local to CANADA
Value FINLAND Helsinki to SWEDEN
Basic EGYPT Toll Free to United States
Preferred INDIA Bangalore Local to Canada
Basic CANADA Local to CANADA
Standard KENYA Toll Free to UNITED STATES
Value India Delhi Local to UNITED KINGDOM
Preferred INDIA Delhi Local to United Kingdom
Standard ISRAEL Local to USA
Standard GREECE Toll Free to GREECE Mobile
Standard UNITED STATES Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile
Standard TAIWAN Local to HONG KONG Mobile
Standard UNITED KINGDOM Local to IRELAND Mobile
Preferred UNITED KINGDOM Local to USA
Standard UNITED STATES Local to RUSSIA Mobile
Standard AUSTRALIA Local to THAILAND Mobile
Platinum UNITED STATES Local to SOUTH AFRICA Mobile
Preferred CANADA Local to JORDAN Mobile
Standard AUSTRALIA Local to INDIA
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to USA
Gold UNITED STATES Local to NIGERIA Mobile
Standard SPAIN Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile
Gold SWITZERLAND Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile O2
Standard UNITED STATES Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile
Standard AUSTRALIA Local to AUSTRALIA
Standard CallMy TURKEY Local to USA
Standard CANADA Local to FRANCE Mobile
Standard FRANCE Local to ISRAEL Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to AFGHANISTAN Mobile
Standard UNITED STATES Local to BELARUS Mobile
Standard UNITED STATES Local to PAKISTAN Mobile
Standard United States Toll Free to INDIA Mobile
Standard CANADA Local to USA
Platinum United States Toll Free to INDONESIA Mobile
Standard CANADA Local to USA
Standard UNITED STATES Local to GHANA Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to CAMEROON Mobile
Preferred AUSTRIA Local to USA
Preferred CANADA Local to CANADA
Standard UNITED STATES Local to DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to KENYA Mobile
Standard GUATEMALA Local to USA
Standard AUSTRALIA Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile
Standard UNITED STATES Local to USA
Value Hong Kong National Local to TAIWAN
Standard AUSTRALIA Local to USA
Standard BELGIUM Local to USA
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to TUNISIA Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to VENEZUELA Mobile
Standard UNITED STATES Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to AUSTRALIA Mobile
Gold UNITED STATES Local to PAKISTAN Mobile
Standard ROMANIA Local to USA
Standard CANADA Local to USA
Preferred INDIA Toll Free to GERMANY
Standard UNITED STATES Local to MACAO Mobile
Standard CANADA Local to PAKISTAN Mobile
Standard BRAZIL Mobile Toll Free to USA
Standard ARGENTINA Local to CHILE Mobile
Standard IRELAND Local to UNITED KINGDOM
Standard CANADA Local to MALAYSIA Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to INDIA
Preferred ITALY Local to NIGERIA Mobile
Preferred AUSTRALIA Local to UNITED KINGDOM Mobile
Standard FRANCE Local to SPAIN Mobile
Platinum UNITED STATES Local to VIETNAM Mobile
Preferred UNITED STATES Local to GERMANY Mobile
Standard INDIA Mumbai Local to UNITED STATES
Get your calls from another country
using a virtual phone number. Have calls diverted to any telephone, mobile, fixed line, fax, PBX or VoIP number
Gain a phone presence in any of 108 countries by using international virtual
number call forwarding.
Your new call forwarding number will automatically divert your calls anywhere you desire, globally.
International Call Forwarding provides you with a private virtual phone number within the country
you select. View available countries and number selection here.
"We have signed up for the call forwarding package from UK toll free to Malaysia and quite happy with the
voice quality. Now, we're planning to extend to other countries and call forward the calls to Malaysia."
"I am using your Bahama Toll Free service for a month to see if
this will work for our local market to reach us. We want our Bahamian clients to be able to make a cost free call
to our US office."
"The Colombia phone line has been very good for receiving international calls from Colombia free for our customers.
The service and features are very satisfactory and perfect for are needs. Thank you, I will recommend your company
to my friends."
Get RollOver Minutes! Get more value from your call forwarding plan.
When you sign up, select the RollOver Option to accumulate your unused
plan minutes for future use.This is a perfect solution for those customers that have fluctuating account usage
and would like to use those unused minutes for times when higher call forwarding activity occurs.
Get a private Toll Free or Local Call Forwarding Number. See list here.
Our Global Call Forwarding service offers a suite of free advanced features to customize your Virtual
Number or Toll Free Forwarding number service to fit your specific needs so you can forward calls where, when and
how you want them forwarded, anywhere in the world.
Simultaneous Multiple Call Processing
Your virtual phone line accepts multiple callers at the same time with no busy signals. The Simultaneous Ringing
can forward calls from your Local or Toll Free number to two or more phone numbers simultaneously. Top
It is a feature for those customers who have a PBX or hunt group and can receive multiple calls at the same phone
The Sequential Forwarding lets you register up to 4 back-up ring-to phone numbers to answer a call in case the
main number is busy. Top
No Term Contract
When signing up for Global Call Forwarding services, you will be on a month-to-month plan. No contract, cancel
at any time with no penalties. Top
Black & White Number Block Lists
The Black & White Lists permits you to create Black and White phone numbers list based on area codes or phone
Big Choice of Global Phone Numbers
Virtual phone numbers available in many countries. Top
Change Your Call Forwarding Number
Online account management enables you to login and change your 'ring to' number in real time, 24/7. Top
Optionally view the original caller's ID or choose to see the actual Virtual Number ID when you receive a call. Top
With Fax Forwarding you can receive a fax sent to your new number and that fax will be automatically delivered
to you by email as an image file. There is no extra charge for using this feature and activation can be easily
done through your account management control panel. Top
Flexible Device Compatibility
This service is compatible with any landline or mobile phone located in any country. Top
The Customized Greeting lets your callers know that they will soon be connected with your phone number.
This feature allows you to record a custom greeting for your virtual number free of charge. The recorded greeting
can be played to a caller when your call forwarding number is in the process of connecting to your 'ring to' number. Top
Local Ring Tones
The Local ring tones allows your customers to hear the corresponding ring back tone of their country, which may
make them feel more comfortable -instead of hearing an overseas ring tone. Top
The Advanced IVR/PBX allows you to set up a greeting system and set of actions to manage the incoming calls. Top
Voicemail & Voicemail to Email
The Voicemail & Voicemail to Email will answer if your existing phone is busy or does not answer. You can also
activate the Do Not Disturb option which automatically sends every call to your voice mail. Top
Select Country Forwarding
The Select Country Forwarding enables you to forward calls from a predefined country code to a specific phone number.
Use this feature if you will have callers from different countries and want to route those calls to specific phone
numbers. For instance, forward callers from Brazil to a call center that offers Portuguese speaking operators. Top
Ring up to 10 Phones Simultaneously
Enter up to 10 ring-to numbers to ring Simultaneously. When one of those lines are picked up, then all others stop
ringing and connection is made to the number that answers the call. Top
Online Account Management
Online Account Management and Reporting offers you an easy to use Customer Control Panel to manage your account,
change account settings, add services, set up or modify the advanced features, change your ring-to numbers, set
up your call forwarding preferences, view up-to-date invoices, and view call details including date, time, phone
numbers, and duration. Top
Low Rates without sacrificing Quality
You'll always have high quality connections at the best rates possible. Top
No Charge for Incomplete or Busy Calls
Unlike other call forwarding plans, you will not be charged any fees for busy or incomplete calls. Top
Emailed Monthly Statements
You will automatically receive a monthly statement with all call details for the month. This is also a free feature. Top
Superb Customer Care
You receive individual attention from our trained professionals. See customer comments. Top
Advanced Call Forwarding Feature
The Advanced Call Forwarding allows you to forward your incoming calls to different phone numbers during different
time slots on any selected day. Top
You can select to have your calls forwarded to different phone numbers, even if in another country, or to voice
mail depending on the time of the day. You can select different routing for different days of the week. Top
Private Worldwide Phone Numbers
Also called International Call Forwarding, receive a unique USA or global phone number when you sign up. Choose
from 'local' number in your desired city or a Toll Free call forwarding number accessible from an entire country
that you select.
You can give this New Number to your customers, family members, colleagues, friends or anyone else you wish.
When this U.S. or other country global number is dialed, the incoming call is automatically forwarded to
your desired phone number, wherever you are in the world.
Have your mobile phone or landline calls automatically call forwarded to any other telephone number worldwide.
Choose from over 2500 U.S. area codes. Gain a telepresence in any of 3500 worldwide city choices. Top
Roll Over Minutes Carry Over
Carry over any unused minutes from one month to the next.
Call Recording feature can be enabled to allow recording of all or only a percentage of inbound calls from your
designated virtual number.
Partial Listing of worldwide Global Call Forwarding
Primary use for companies that opt for Toll Free numbers are customer service, new business inquiries,
general information purposes and Toll Free main office and departmental phone access:
Secondary users of Toll Free or Local Call Forward Numbers are primarily for personal
communications between mobile phone users and their new or temporary phone number or to add a new point of presence
in a beneficial geographical location which can be either worldwide or local:
Customer service reply to a customer using an advanced call routing feature:
"I am sending you our voicemail greeting setup. However in your other question regarding different timing
on your call forwarding, we have an option called advanced forwarding. When you log into your account, click on
'the advanced forwarding button. A drop down menu will appear, then you will select the timing of your business
hours and create another instance for your after hours. If you have any trouble, please send me a detailed schedule,
along with the functions that you want to forward the options." Thanks, Fernando - Tech Support
International Call Divert: Low Tech Service; Practical Results
When it comes to international communications, high tech solutions aren't always the right answer. In fact, a seemingly
low tech service, for international call forwarding is a practical solution that delivers international callers
to the phone of your choice. Here's what you need to know about using international call divert as part of your
global communications strategy.
What is International Call Divert?
International call divert is a type of call forwarding, except it involves virtual phone numbers. As you may or
may not know, toll free phone numbers are specific to each country or region. For example, a typical US 800 number
only works for callers in the United States or Canada. If a company has international customers, they need their
own country-specific toll free phone numbers. Using international call forwarding, those international calls can
be forwarded to the company's designated call center located virtually anywhere in the world. Using international
call forwarding, a single call center could receive calls from the United States, Canada, Spain, Argentina, Australia,
Germany, and other countries.
How International Call Forwarding Works
In order to divert your international calls, you'll need to find an international call divert service that supports
the countries involved. Let's say that you want to forward calls from Hong Kong to a call center in Malaysia. Depending
on your preferences, your call divert service would issue either a local or toll free virtual phone number for
Hong Kong and then forward callers to the designated ring to number, in this case your Malaysian call center. This
virtual phone number would look like any other local of toll free Hong Kong number, yet instead of ringing to an
office in Hong Kong, it would ring to your call center in Malaysia.
Generally speaking, international call divert services charge for international call forwarding by the minute based
on the originating country's rates. These calling rates vary from one country to the next. In addition, calling
rates may be higher when callers use mobile phones to dial your international virtual number. Make sure to look
up your call divert service provider's rates for each country and for each country's mobile users to ensure that
you're getting a fair price. Keep in mind that some countries have a much higher percentage of mobile users than
International call divert services often use VoIP to route calls. Though this "high tech" communications
method leverages the Internet to route calls, audio quality continues to be an issue. That's why we advocate traditional
phone carriers for international call divert. These networks are tried and true and audio quality is exceptional.
They may seem low tech in comparison due to their long history, but make no mistake, the technology delivers!
Why Use a Call Divert Service?
Using international call divert delivers callers from around the world to the phone of your choice. It is a practical
way to centralize operations. While call center operators are the obvious choice for international call divert,
many smaller companies use international call forwarding to their advantage.
For example, when testing a new overseas market, you could order a local phone number and then forward it to your
main office. This immediately creates a local presence without the need for renting office space in a distant land.
International call divert is also commonly used by business travelers to ensure that they are readily accessible
despite a complicated itinerary.
International call divert may not be as exciting as newer technologies such as web conferencing and mobile apps.
However, it is a tried and true communications method and international call forwarding delivers practical results.
How Mobile Workers Can Benefit From International Call Forwarding
Today's workforce is increasingly mobile. Not only do workers often work in the field, many work from home some
days. Others may work at different branch offices throughout the week while others may spend time at client locations
for extended periods. While your mobile team members may each have their own mobile phones, issuing a virtual phone
number for each mobile worker is a fantastic way to control calling costs while ensuring that workers are readily
accessible no matter where they may be working at any given time.
How Does a Mobile Virtual Phone Number Work with International Call Forwarding?
A virtual phone number is an extremely portable phone number. Rather than being tied to a single phone line or
mobile device, a virtual phone number can be configured to ring to any phone number of your choice. Moreover, you
can change this designated ring tone quickly, easily, and as often as you'd like.
Why Use a Virtual Phone Number when Mobile Workers Have Mobile Phones?
Whether your mobile workers bring their own devices or use company-issued mobile phone numbers, it is not always
desirable to give out a mobile phone number to clients, prospects, and others who may call at all hours of the
day or night. With a virtual phone number, workers can configure when calls will be routed to their mobile phones
and when they should be routed to voicemail or an alternate phone number.
In addition, many workers take mobile phone calls when they're seated inside an office with a perfectly workable
landline or VoIP line. This uses up valuable mobile phone minutes, results in higher costs, and is not as comfortable
for the user. The ability to switch the virtual phone number's ring to destination at will allows the user greater
control over which physical phone to use.
Which Mobile Workers Can Benefit from a Mobile Virtual Phone Number?
While most anyone who works on the go can benefit from a virtual phone number, those who may benefit the most are
those who frequently work from different locations such as their homes, main offices, branch offices, client job
sites, and temporary office spaces.
A virtual phone number is also a good choice for mobile workers who travel overseas frequently. For example, when
visiting another country, there's no guarantee that your mobile phone will work. Even if it does work, international
roaming fees will make using the phone cost prohibitive. With a virtual phone number, you could purchase a cheap
disposable phone inside the destination country and then use the international call forwarding feature of your
virtual phone number to that temporary mobile phone.
Virtual phone numbers and your BYOD policy. Instead of giving customers their personal mobile phone numbers and worrying about boundaries, they can give out their virtual phone
numbers and configure international call forwarding so that those calls are only forwarded to their mobile phones
during business hours.
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