How to Get SMS Text Messages Sent to Your Business Email Account

Like our other virtual phone numbers, SMS-enabled call forwarding numbers are available without a contract. Choose the monthly plan that’s right for you and let the texting begin.

SMS Text ForwardingSMS text messaging is extremely popular among users, but more cumbersome to manage from a business perspective. However, because so many of your customers prefer to communicate by texting, you’ll need an efficient way to facilitate that.

Here’s one of the best ways to receive SMS text messages from your customers and partners directly in your business’s email: SMS call forwarding numbers.

  • Sign up for a dedicated SMS call forwarding phone number. SMS forwarding phone numbers are a type of virtual phone number that accepts SMS text messages and then forwards them to the designated email box. You can also receive phone calls on the designated ring to phone number.
  • Choose your desired phone number. Currently, we offer SMS-enabled virtual numbers in select countries including USA, Canada, UK, and Romania. You can choose from toll free and local numbers.
  • Set your destination number. This is where any voice calls will be routed.
  • Set your email address. This is where your SMS messages will be forwarded. Both the sender’s caller ID and text message will be included in the email.

That’s it, you’re now ready to begin receiving SMS text messages in your business email account.

Many of your customers, partners, colleagues, and other business contacts prefer texting to talking on the phone. Providing them with a channel in which to do so is easy, even if you use a traditional PBX phone system. While they may be texting on a mobile phone, you’ll receive their messages in your inbox where you can quickly view them, forward them, respond, and more. You can even manage your SMS messages from your online account dashboard.

Like our other virtual phone numbers, SMS-enabled call forwarding numbers are available without a contract. Choose the monthly plan that’s right for you and let the texting begin.

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Cross Border Business – How to Set Up Call Forwarding Numbers for Mexico-USA Phone Calls

You can also configure your Mexico call forwarding number to ring to specific extensions or to different phone numbers in a specific order.

By Alex Covarrubias, 9 April 2006 Based on the arms by Juan Gabino. [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsUS businesses with partners, suppliers, or customers in Mexico are often geographically close, such as is the case with San Diego and Tijuana, Laredo and Nuevo Laredo, El Paso and Juarez, but internationally challenged.

While free trade agreements help keep goods and services flowing across borders, the simple act of making a phone call can still cause friction between people on both sides of the border. Setting a Mexico call forwarding number is one way to ease the burden. Here’s how to do it.

Choose between Toll Free or Local Call Forwarding Numbers

Toll free call forwarding numbers for Mexico are ideal if your partners or customers are located throughout Mexico. They work just like toll free numbers in the United States in that callers are not charged for the call, but you can set them up so that while the number originates in Mexico, the call actually rings to a phone in the United States. In Mexico, you can choose a traditional or mobile accessible toll free number.

On the other hand, if your business caters to Mexican customers in a specific city, such as Tijuana, Mexico City, Puebla or Monterrey, getting a local call forwarding phone number for that city adds to your business’s local appeal. While you’ll set up call forwarding to ring to a US phone, to callers, it will seem as if they are calling a business in their own community.

Select the Phone Number

As you work your way through the sign-up process, you’ll need to select your new call forwarding number. First, select from Mexico Toll Free, Mexico (1800) Mobile Accessible, Mexico Mobile Accessible, or any one of the dozens of listed Mexican cities. Depending on the type of number selected, the number may be provided to you upon activation. If given a choice, choose the new number that you like best.

Enter Your USA Ring To Number

Also called a destination number, this is the phone where you’ll answer your incoming calls from Mexico. You can change this number at any time, making cross border call forwarding a flexible communications option.

You can also configure your Mexico call forwarding number to ring to specific extensions or to different phone numbers in a specific order. The built-in voice response system serves as a virtual PBX system, routing callers to the appropriate person, department, or voice mailbox.

Choose a Monthly Plan and Any Options You Might Want

Our Mexico call forwarding numbers are offered month-to month, in several plans: Basic, Value, Power, Premium, and Enterprise. Each plan includes a predetermined number of minutes and advanced features. Optional features like call recording and rollover minutes are available. Activate your new call forwarding number and share it with your contacts in Mexico.

Flexibility Built In

Setting up cross border call forwarding numbers between Mexico and USA is an easy, affordable solution for any US business with partners, suppliers, customers and other contacts in Mexico. It’s also extremely flexible, especially with our contract-free service that scales up and down as your needs change. You can even cancel with no penalties, no questions asked.

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Using Global Call Forwarding Numbers for Israel Import / Export Business

Getting a global virtual phone number for Israel is good insurance in facilitating communication between you and your trade partners, import / export authorities, and logistics companies in Israel.

Tel-aviv SunsetIsrael imports and exports billions of dollars of goods every year. Among its biggest exports are packaged medicament, refined petroleum, integrated circuits, and diamonds. Israel’s biggest imports are cars, diamonds, and crude oil.

No matter what industry your business is in, if you participate in international trade with partners in Israel, global call forwarding numbers are a convenient and affordable way to ensure that you can be easily reached.

For example, if you manufacture electronic goods and import integrated circuits from Israel, you’d expect your suppliers to call you if there were problems with your order or some unforeseen delay, right? However, what phone number are you giving your Israeli partners?

If it’s your standard toll free number for a company located in the United States, guess what? That phone number won’t work from Israel! That’s because toll free phone numbers only work in their own distinct calling regions. They are not built for facilitating international toll free phone calls.

Giving your suppliers your direct line can work, but your suppliers may not be comfortable dialing international phone numbers. Some phone systems may even restrict international phone calls, further tying the hands of your suppliers.

What if you export goods to Israel? You definitely need a convenient, affordable way for your trade partners to reach you. They’re your customers after all, but the same problems exist.

To counter these potential problems, consider getting a global virtual phone number for Israel. For example, if your supplier’s factory is in Tel Aviv, you can get a Tel Aviv local phone number for them to dial in order to reach you. Because the Tel Aviv number is actually a global virtual phone number, their calls will be call forwarded to your office in the United States (or wherever you designate the calls to ring to). We have global virtual phone numbers for other Israeli cities like Haifa, Beer Shiva, Hasharon, and Jerusalem as well as national toll free virtual phone numbers for Israel.

By ordering a global virtual phone number for your Israeli trade partners to use, you’ve removed a major obstacle to calling you or returning your phone calls. You can use your Israel global phone number throughout Israel, too. For example, if you have importers or multiple suppliers across Israel, you might be better off getting a toll free Israel virtual phone number and share it with them, too. You’ll also want to give it to any import / export authorities, warehouses, and transportation companies that you interact with in Israel.

Our global virtual phone numbers include advanced features such as fax forwarding, PBX and voice response systems, voicemail, customized greetings, time of day forwarding, and more. These features work together to enhance your credibility and make it easier to stay in communicate internationally.

With low monthly rates and contract-free plans, getting a global virtual phone number for Israel is good insurance in facilitating communication between you and your trade partners, import / export authorities, and logistics companies in Israel. Our Israel virtual call forwarding rates are competitive, and there are no contracts to sign. Whether you have a long-term deal or a one-time export arrangement, our month-to-month plans are perfect. Sign up for a global virtual number today.

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Angola Virtual Phone Numbers for Conducting International Trade

You can also use your Angola virtual phone number when dealing with import / export licensing authorities.

Luanda Angola
Luanda Angola

Angola exports more than $54 billion in goods each year to trade partners like China, USA, India, and South Africa. It imports about half as much, making its trade balance a positive one — to the tune of about $28.7 billion in 2014. With goods flowing in and out of Angola, businesses trading with Angola businesses may find it helpful to establish virtual phone numbers for Angola.

With Angola consistently ranking near the bottom of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, anything you can do to make it easier to interact with your Angolan contacts, the better. For example, if you export goods to Angola, you could use a virtual phone number to facilitate communications with your business partners and trade officials within the country.

This simplifies phone calls between your contacts in Angola and you when you’re located in another country. Doing business as usual would mean leaving your direct phone number, which would require your contacts to dial internationally and incur potentially cost-prohibitive toll charges as a result. Thus, you could encounter friction when you ask for a return phone call.

With a virtual phone number for Angola, your contacts will dial a local phone number for Luanda, Angola. This would immediately alleviate their cost concerns. These global virtual phone numbers are familiar and easy to dial. Thus, your Angolan contacts will be more inclined to pick up the phone and call you to place an order, learn more about your trading opportunities, and so on.

You can also use your Angola virtual phone number when dealing with import / export licensing authorities. As of 2014, the registration and licensing requirements for cross border trade have increased in Angola. While many of your interactions will be via paperwork, you may need to speak with licensing authorities from time to time. With time zone differences, it’s common to miss one another. Instead of leaving a message and your direct phone number, leave a message and your Angola virtual phone number. Again, this reduces potential friction.

Angola Virtual Phone NumberMeanwhile, you can set up your virtual phone number so that your calls are handled automatically for you based on when they arrive. For example, if someone in Angola calls you during your normal office hours, you can have the calls sent to your main office. If you’re called during the early evening, you may want the calls to ring to your mobile phone or home phone. If you’re called while sleeping, you can set up the virtual phone number so that voicemail picks it up.

Getting a global virtual number for Angola is easy, and you can get one for a short time period if desired. Our global virtual number plans are contract-free, so if you want an Angola phone number for a few months while onboarding a new trading partner, you can use it for a month or two and then cancel it without penalty.

On the other hand, if you intend to run a technical support center or call center for consumers in Angola to reach your organization, our global virtual numbers are a competitive, richly featured choice with exceptional call quality. Either way, our pay-as-you-go plans provide global businesses with flexibility, quality, and user-friendly features.

Sign up for an Angola virtual phone number today.

Using the Professional Features Found in Saudi Arabia Virtual Numbers

Choose from toll free or Riyadh virtual numbers and then pick your plan.

King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia imageDid you know that our Saudi Arabia virtual numbers include a number of advanced features designed to make your business look more professional?

While these virtual numbers are intended to connect callers from Saudi Arabia to your designated phone located elsewhere, these professional features add a great deal of value.

Below are a few of the most popular advanced features available:

– Local ringtones — The ringing sound you here when a phone is ringing sounds different depending on what country you are in. You can choose from several dozen different local ringtones.

– Select country forwarding — If you have virtual phone numbers for Saudi Arabia along with other countries, use select country forwarding to route your incoming calls to specific agents are call centers based on the country in which they originate. That way, you can have an agent who speaks Arabic handle your Saudi Arabia virtual phone number’s calls.

– Advanced IVR/PBX — Though the phone number itself may be virtual, it doesn’t need to act like it is. In fact, our advanced IVR/PBX feature allows you to set up multiple extensions, custom greetings, and more. It’s like having a virtual PBX.

– Voicemail to email — Are you on your computer or smartphone all day? Getting your messages sent to your email’s inbox is a convenient option.

– Optional call recording — This optional add-on is an excellent tool for training and compliance purposes. Whether you want to help your call center agents become better at their jobs via recorded calls and coaching or need to keep a record of all of your calls for compliance purposes, this optional add-on makes it easy.

– Optional rollover minutes — Our Saudi Arabia virtual numbers are offered on a month-to-month basis with various monthly minutes allotted (depending on the plan you select).

Saudi ArabiaFor example, if you select the Basic plan, you’ll get from about two to two and a half hours’ (again, depending on the plan) worth of calls for a low monthly fee. Those minutes typically expire whether you use them or not. By adding the optional rollover minutes feature to your plan, any unused minutes rollover to the next month.

Enabling rollover is ideal for those with fluctuating call volumes as well as those who’d like to ensure that they can “bank” minutes from low volume months to be used in busier months.

Ordering a Saudi Arabia virtual number is easy. The entire process takes mere minutes, and there’s no contract to sign or long-term commitment to make. Choose from toll free or Riyadh virtual numbers and then pick your plan. We’ll promptly activate your new Saudi Arabia virtual number. Cancel at any time without penalty.

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Saint Kitts-Nevis Virtual Numbers

You can receive your St Kitts calls at any phone, mobile or fixed line, in any country.

St Kitts Caribbean Island imageGet Two (or more) Hours of Talk Time Each Month with Your Contacts in Saint Kitts and Nevis with a Virtual Toll Free Number

Do you have family members, friends, or business contacts in Saint Kitts and Nevis? Do they hesitate to call due to concerns about international calling costs? Overcome those concerns by getting a toll free virtual phone number for Saint Kitts and Nevis.

Our no-contract virtual phone plans allow you to pick a monthly allotment of minutes each month for a low rate. For example, as of this writing, you can get more than two hours of talk time for less than $50.

Larger buckets of minutes are also available, a terrific option if you run a business in Saint Kitts and Nevis or anticipate a month with a higher call volume. Optional rollover minutes provide you with even greater flexibility.

Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are

Once established, your Saint Kitts or Nevis contacts can dial a toll free number to reach you anywhere in the world. The toll free virtual number works throughout Saint Kitts and Nevis and is mobile accessible. Though your destination phone may be located in another portion of the world, the virtual number is specific to the Saint Kitts and Nevis region.

Your callers will not need to dial an international exit or country code, nor will they require operator assistance in order to reach you. Meanwhile, their phone calls will be routed over a fiberoptic PSTN network to your designated “ring to” number. You can receive your St Kitts calls at any phone, mobile or fixed line, in any country.

Best of all, you callers will not incur any costs associated with the phone call. This is particularly reassuring if you have a college student studying abroad or elderly relatives living in Saint Kitts.

Be More Professional with a Saint Kitts and Nevis Virtual Phone Number

If you have clients, customers, or business associates in Saint Kitts and Nevis, giving them a toll free virtual number is a smart business decision as the toll free number will remove any obstacles to calling you as well as help your business appear more professional.

For example, our toll free virtual phone number plans for Saint Kitts and Nevis include advanced features like automatic voice response and sequential forwarding. You can set up a virtual PBX to greet callers and route them to the appropriate extension. You could set up backup ring-to numbers to ensure that your calls are promptly handled by a live person. You could even set up select country call forwarding so that all incoming calls from Saint Kitts and Nevis are consistently directed to the appropriate extension.

Whether you have a large call center or a small customer service department, consider activating the optional call recording feature which automatically records all incoming calls. This is a great way to improve service or enhance training.

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How to Get a Venezuela Virtual Number

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Maracaibo Venezuela

Thinking about establishing a business presence in Venezuela?

Virtual phone numbers are a great way to get started. With a virtual phone number for Venezuela, your customers, partners, and others can dial a local or toll free number and reach you no matter where in the world you might be located.

Here’s what you need to know about getting a Venezuela virtual number.

Choose Between Toll Free and Local Virtual Phone Numbers

In Venezuela, you have a choice between toll free and local virtual phone numbers. Toll free virtual numbers allow you to remote call forward your incoming calls to any phone in the world. Your callers in Venezuela will not incur any costs associated with the call, and the toll free number will look and act just like any other toll free number they’ll encounter.

Venezuela Virtual Numbers

Local virtual phone numbers for Venezuela are regional. For example, you can get virtual phone numbers for Barcelona, Caracas, Maracay, Valencia, and other cities in Venezuela. If you want to look like you have a branch office in Caracas, a virtual phone number can help you do just that.

To your callers in Caracas, the virtual phone number will appear just like other business numbers in the city.

They’ll dial it as normal, but the call will be remote call forwarded to the phone number of your choice — which can be located anywhere in the world.

Note that callers dialing local virtual phone numbers in Venezuela could incur some local toll charges if they are located outside of that phone number’s local calling region.

Choose the Right Plan for Your Current Needs

Next, take a look at the different virtual phone number plans available. Our Venezuela virtual phone number plans are offered on a no contract basis and available in various monthly allotments. Simply choose the plan size that’s right for you and use the virtual number for as long as you’d like with no contracts, no cancellation fees, and no long term commitments.

For example, if you have a loved one staying in Venezuela for a few months, getting a virtual phone number allows him or her to reach you using a local number. When your loved one returns home, you can cancel the plan without incurring a penalty.

Our plans can scale up or down as your calling needs change. If you’re launching a business in Venezuela, your initial call volume will start out low but will likely grow as your business grows. Stepping up to the next plan will typically result in an even lower per minute rate as well as provide you with additional minutes.

Order Your Virtual Phone Number

Our Venezuela virtual phone numbers come loaded with advanced features like IVR, advanced call forwarding, local ring tones, select country call forwarding, customized greetings, black and white lists, voicemail to email, and more. Optional features such as call recording and rollover minutes are also available. Activation is fast and easy, and there’s no contract required.

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Developing a Communications Plan with New Zealand Call Forwarding Numbers

As you expand your business into New Zealand, you may also want to develop a communications plan to ensure a smooth transition.

Auckland New ZealandNew Zealand is an attractive market for many businesses located in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, China, and Japan — and it relies heavily on international trade.

As you expand your business into New Zealand, you may also want to develop a communications plan to ensure a smooth transition.

Why do you need New Zealand call forwarding numbers?

New Zealand Virtual NumbersExploring international markets requires some travel and a great deal of international phone calls with local partners, authorities, and, eventually, customers. While many business owners wait until they are actively selling to get their New Zealand call forwarding numbers, it’s smarter to set up virtual international phone numbers earlier in the process.

Here’s why:

  • New Zealand call forwarding numbers allow you to set up a local presence cheaply and quickly. Having a toll phone number for New Zealand makes it appear as though you have an actual branch office within the country. It allows people in New Zealand to call you toll free without having to make an international phone call. Our international call forwarding numbers for New Zealand are affordable, scalable, and easy to set up. Start with a pay-as-you-go plan with a lower volume of included minutes and then increase your allotment as your call volume increases.
  • With a New Zealand call forwarding number, your local contacts won’t hesitate to call you. For example, if you’re in the middle of intense contract negotiations and have left a message with one of your contacts in New Zealand, leaving an international call-back number immediately places a barrier between you. Your contact may hesitate to call because of perceived costs or difficulty. With a toll free call forwarding number specific to New Zealand, this is never a problem.
  • New Zealand virtual numbers make your business look more professional. When local authorities, manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other potential partners see that you’ve invested in a toll free phone number for their country, they’ll likely perceive that you are serious about doing business with New Zealand. You will look more professional, better organized, and business savvy.
  • You can be reached virtually anywhere when you’ve established international virtual phone numbers. For example, you can set up your New Zealand call forwarding number to ring to your mobile phone while you’re visiting the country and then change the destination number back to your main office number once you return. If you intend to use your virtual number for customer service or tech support, you can forward your incoming customer calls from New Zealand to a call center. You can also set up call forwarding to transfer calls to voice mail or a specific number based on the time of day and other variables.

There’s a lot involved in setting up an export business to New Zealand, and virtual call forwarding numbers are but a small part of the process. However, once set up, you can be reached quickly and easily — and you’ll have an instant local presence in the country.

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How to Accept Incoming Calls from the Philippines with a Virtual Phone Number

One of the best ways to accept incoming calls from the Philippines is with a virtual phone number.

Manila Philippines virtual numberDo you have family members, customers, or business contacts located in the Philippines?

As you know, it’s not exactly cheap to make international phone calls from the Philippines unless you’re willing to live with the hardware and software requirements and sound quality issues associated with Internet voice services.

One of the best ways to accept incoming calls from the Philippines is with a virtual phone number. Here’s what you need to know.

  • Virtual Philippines phone numbers are truly “virtual.” They are not tied to any one phone. Thus, you could order a toll free or Manila phone number and then configure it to ring to any phone number in the world. For example, if you’d like your grandmother in the Philippines to be able to reach you in Los Angeles without incurring any costs, you could get a toll free Philippines virtual phone number and route all calls to that number to ring to your home in Los Angeles. If you will be away from home for an extended period, you could change the ring to number to your mobile phone, your main office, or even a hotel phone. Thus, your loved ones will still be able to reach you even if you are traveling.
  • Virtual phone numbers place calls from the Philippines over a PSTN fiber optic telecommunications network. This ensures that your incoming calls are crystal clear, no matter how many miles they must traverse. Whether you’re in Asia or USA, all parties involved will experience exceptional telephone connections.
  • Virtual phone numbers for the Philippines are great for business. If you sell goods or services to the Philippines but don’t have a local office, set up a virtual Philippines number and route all incoming calls to your main office or call center. Your customers will think they are dialing a local number, yet their calls will be routed internationally.
  • The account holder pays the costs of the calls, not the person initiating the call (though callers may incur some local toll charges if the virtual number is specific to a region in the Philippines). Our competitively priced Philippine virtual numbers are offered in bundles of minutes on a month-to-month basis. For example, if you need a cheap way to stay in touch with family members, you might buy a two-hour bundle of minutes for the month for a fixed price. This allows your family members in the Philippines to speak to you for up to two hours in the month by dialing a toll free or local number. Adding the rollover minute option allows you to rollover any unused minutes to the next month.
  • Our plans are flexible, loaded with features, and contract free. You can upgrade, downgrade, or cancel at any time. Whether you need a short-term solution or plan on using Philippines virtual phone numbers on an ongoing basis, you’ll find that our virtual phone numbers are a great value.

Ready to start accepting incoming calls from the Philippines? It’s easy to get started. Simply select your new virtual phone number, enter your destination number, and pick a bundle of monthly minutes. It’s that easy!

Select your Philippines virtual phone number now.

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Slovakia Remote Call Forwarding Numbers

Slovakia BratislavaSlovakia is a high-income country of more than 5 million with a market-driven economy. It is also a full member of the European Union — and considered one of Europe’s most attractive locations for doing business according to EY.com‘s Doing Business in the Slovak Republic report.

If you plan on doing business in Slovakia, you’ll need to register your business with the Slovak Commercial register — and you should consider ordering Slovakia remote call forwarding numbers.

What are Slovakia Remote Call Forwarding Numbers and Why Do You Need Them?

A Slovakia remote call forwarding number allows you to receive calls in your own country from callers located within the Slovak Republic. To your callers, the phone number will look like any other phone number in the nation complete with the national code or toll free code (if you opt for toll free Slovakia remote call forwarding numbers).

Meanwhile, those calls will be remote call forwarded to the phone of your choice within your home country or any other country in the world. For example, if you have a call center in Mexico, you could set up your toll free Slovakia remote call forwarding number so that it rings in your Mexican call center. Your callers will feel as if they’re dialing a business inside Slovakia, yet their calls will be answered in Mexico.

Why go through all this trouble? Imagine giving your Slovakian callers a direct phone number to reach your call center overseas. How many do you think would actually call you? Most will immediately recognize the number as not being local to Slovakia. With that recognition comes perceptions. Some will worry about the potential cost of calling your business overseas; others will be put off at the prospect of dialing a foreign company; others will be intimidated and worried about needing operator assistance to make the call; others might worry about time differences.

Instead of dealing with all of the objections, you could simply use a Slovakia remote call forwarding number.

Benefits of Slovakia Remote Call Forwarding Phone Numbers

Both regional and toll free national remote call forwarding numbers are available for Slovakia. By choosing a Slovakia remote call forwarding number, your business can expect to receive numerous benefits such as:

  • A more professional, local appearance
  • More phone calls from Slovakian callers
  • Fewer objections to calling your overseas office or call center

Our remote call forwarding plans are offered on a month-to-month basis with low per minute rates, no contracts, no cancellation fees, and a host of advanced features such as time of day routing, PBX features, automated voice response features, voice mail to email, and more. Optional call recording and rollover minutes are also available. In addition to all of our features and benefits, our Slovakia remote call forwarding phone numbers are routed over modern fiber optic networks for exceptional call quality no matter where you are in the world.

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Czech Republic Virtual Phone Numbers

as your import/export business grows, you could activate the advanced features like advanced call forwarding, PBX, or sequential call forwarding. You could even use optional call recording to record your calls for training or historical purposes.

Prague Czech RepublicCzech Republic has a population of more than 10 million people — and its market is hungry for US-made goods and services. In fact, according to Export.gov, from 2013 to 2014, the U.S. exported $2,139 billion to the Czech Republic.

The nation’s export market to the United States is even larger at $3,932 billion. Whether you’re thinking of importing or exporting with partners in the Czech Republic, virtual phone numbers should play a role in your business plan.

Why Order Czech Republic Virtual Phone Numbers When You Already Have a Phone Number?
International virtual phone numbers are a low-cost, convenient communications method that can signal your professionalism, commitment, and availability to your import/export trade partners.

Here’s how you can benefit from getting a virtual phone number for your Czech Republic business expansion:

Look more professional — Choose a local number from more than a dozen different Czech Republic cities and immediately look as though you have an established office in the country. If you want to look even larger and more professional, opt for a toll free virtual phone number for Czech Republic. Just as toll free numbers demonstrate a higher level of professionalism back home, the same is true internationally.

Show your partners how committed you are — By establishing virtual phone numbers in another country, you are also demonstrating just how serious you are about your new business venture. At the same time, you are extending a courtesy to your partners by making it both easy and affordable for them to call you. Offering local or toll free virtual phone numbers for your contacts in Czech Republic to call you means that your callers will not be burdened with international long distance charges. This removes a barrier to calling you, which could further facilitate your business relationship

Be readily available to take calls no matter where in the world you may be at any given time — Your Czech Republic virtual phone numbers are extremely portable, too. For example, you might initially set up your number to ring to your main office in the United States. However, if you want to receive calls while traveling overseas, you could change the ring-to number to ring to your mobile phone or to various branch offices around the world. Likewise, as your import/export business grows, you could activate the advanced features like advanced call forwarding, PBX, or sequential call forwarding. You could even use optional call recording to record your calls for training or historical purposes.

With so many options, Czech Republic virtual phone numbers can give your import/export business a boost — and they can grow with your business. Offered on a pay-as-you-go, month-to-month basis, these virtual phone numbers can be used indefinitely or canceled at any time. There are no contracts, penalties, or cancellation fees.

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Starting a Business in Dominican Republic with Virtual Numbers

You could also set it up so that the auto attendant greets your callers and then routes them to voice mail, a dedicated customer service agent, or another phone number of your choice.

Dominican RepublicThinking about starting a business in the Dominican Republic? Whether you’ll be exporting goods, outsourcing manufacturing, or setting up a physical office, you’ll need a means of communicating internationally with your local contacts and potential customers.

As you explore the Dominican Republic marketplace, keep the following business communication tips in mind.

  • Communicating with local authorities — According to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business project, starting a business in the Dominican Republic requires: obtaining and publishing a business name, paying an incorporation tax, registering your business with the Chamber of Commerce, obtaining an RNC identification number, filing for the National Taxpayers Registry, and registering local employees with both the Department of Labor and the Social Security Office. Having a Dominican Republic virtual phone number as you start the business is useful in communicating with local authorities. Not only will they need your phone number as part of standard contact information, if they need to speak with you or return your calls, it will be much easier for them to call a local Dominican Republic call forwarding number than an international one.
  • Communicating with your local business partners — Having a virtual phone number for the Dominican Republic does several things: it makes it easier for locals to contact you by removing barriers like international long distance; it shows you’re serious about establishing a local presence; and it allows you to be reached from virtually anywhere in the world. Whether you’re visiting the country and introducing yourself to potential partners or need to speak with your contacts while outside of the country, all they need is your main Dominican Republic phone number. All you need to do is configure its “ring to” number to ring to the phone of your choice wherever in the world you may happen to be.
  • Communicating with local customers — You’ll continue to use your virtual Dominican Republic phone number once your business is up and running (or you can get a second one specifically for customer phone calls). In this case, you’ll need a Dominican Republic virtual number for receiving customer inquiries. Depending on the expected call volume and how your business is set up, you may want to route your incoming calls to your main office or a third party call center. You could also set it up so that the auto attendant greets your callers and then routes them to voice mail, a dedicated customer service agent, or another phone number of your choice. Either way, your callers will dial what appears to be a local or toll free number for the Dominican Republic — yet their calls will be forwarded international to the phone number you’ve designated.

Setting up a business in the Dominican Republic requires the ability to communicate with local authorities, partners, and, ultimately, your customers. Give your business an advantage by ordering Dominican Republic virtual phone numbers early in the process.

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Kenya Virtual Phone Numbers

Your Kenya international virtual numbers will remove barriers to calling you.

Nairobi Traffic KenyaKenya has one of the strongest market-based economies in East Africa, making it attractive to many businesses.

If you’re thinking of expanding your market into Kenya, international virtual numbers can play an important role in your expansion strategy. Below are a few examples of how you might use Kenya international virtual numbers.

Start Networking with Local Partners

You’ll likely make a few in-country visits as you explore the Kenyan market. You may need to tour local distribution centers or meet with local suppliers. By having a Kenya international virtual number printed on your business cards, you are giving your potential partners a convenient, local way to contact you at any time — even if you are located on the other side of the world.

Your Kenya international virtual numbers will remove barriers to calling you. For example, if you give your Kenyan partners your phone number for your office in Indonesia, they may balk at calling you because the number looks different from what they’re accustomed to dialing — or they may worry about how much it will cost to call you.

In contrast, they won’t blink an eye if you give them a local or toll free number for Kenya.

Use Your Kenya International Virtual Number to Make Cheap International Calls When Visiting Kenya

While you’re in Kenya, you’ll likely need to call home occasionally. Rather than dealing with an international operator or calling card, simply change your virtual number’s “ring to” number to the phone number you’d like to call, and then dial the local Kenya virtual number. You’ll gain access to our PSTN network — and our low international calling rates.

Set Up Your Office to Receive Customer Calls from Kenya

Finally, once you’re ready to begin marketing your goods and services to the Kenyan marketplace, you’ll want to order a toll free international virtual number for your customers to call when they have a question, want to place an order, or require technical support. Again, you can set the virtual number’s ring to number to just about any phone number in the world. This could be your main office, a third party call center, or the home phone number for your home-based customer service representative who will be handling incoming calls from Kenya.

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Doing Business in Israel | Diverting Your Virtual Phone Numbers

Whether your customer service agents are located in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, or Australia no longer matters.

If you do business in Israel, virtual phone numbers can play a starring role in your communications strategy.

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Using an Israel virtual phone number, you can:

  • Establish a local presence in Israel
  • Divert phone calls from Israeli callers to any telephone, cellphone, fixed line, fax machine, PBX systems, or VoIP phone line in the world
  • Change your ring-to number on the fly

What are Israel Virtual Phone Numbers?

Our Israel virtual phone numbers are a special type of call forwarding number that look and act like local or toll free numbers in Israel yet ring to phones in other countries.

For example, if you have a graphic design business based in UK but would like to target Israel Virtual Number Databasecustomers in Israel, you could publish your Israel virtual number on your website and program its “ring-to” number so that all calls are routed to your UK office.

To the customer in Israel, the number looks like it originates in the country. With local ringtones, your Israel virtual number will also sound like it originates in the country. Toll free, national, Beer Sheva, Haifa, Hasharon, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv virtual numbers are available.

Benefits of Using Virtual Phone Numbers in Israel

Using virtual phone numbers in Israel allows you to reach a wider Israeli audience without the expense of establishing a physical presence in the country. Since you can route your calls to virtually any phone in the world, you can also centralize your call center operations.

Whether your customer service agents are located in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, Israel Tel AvivNorth America, South America, or Australia no longer matters. Simply configure the destination ring-to number, market your Israel virtual phone numbers, and begin communicating with callers.

How to Get Started with Israel Virtual Phone Numbers

Signing up for an Israel virtual phone number is easy, and month-to-month plans are available.

  • Start by selecting your desired Israel virtual phone number.
  • Choose your desired phone type (national, toll free, or city specific).
  • Enter your destination country and phone number (this can be changed later).
  • Choose your plan based on the monthly allotment of minutes you’d like each month.
  • Add any optional features you’d like such as optional rollover minutes or call recording.
  • Add your plan to your cart and check out. It’s that easy!

Note that our Israel virtual number plans are offered with no contracts. Whether you need a virtual number for a temporary project or a long-term expansion, you can use our service on a month-to-month basis with no penalties. Cancel at any time or scale your plan up or down as your call volume changes.

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Botswana Virtual Numbers Make Perfect Business Sense

Botswana TwilightLocated in the southern portion of the African continent, Botswana is a stable democracy with over two million residents. The nation has two official languages: English and Tswana. Botswana’s economy is largely powered by the mining industry with gemstones and precious minerals in abundance. Large deposits of uranium were recently discovered.

Whether you’re in the mining, tourism, manufacturing, or services industry, if you do business with partners and customers in Botswana, you may find it advantageous to get Botswana virtual numbers to facilitate international communications.

What is a Botswana Virtual Number?

A Botswana virtual number is virtual in the sense that it is not physically tied to any given location or phone. When you order a virtual number, you will be prompted to select the “ring to” number, which is the number where any incoming calls will be forwarded to.

For example, if you set your Botswana virtual number to ring to your office in New York City, that’s where all of your calls from Botswana will ring.

It’s important to note that your Botswana virtual number looks and acts like any other toll free number in Botswana. Your callers within Botswana will not need to do anything special in order to reach your New York office. There are no Botswana exit codes or USA country codes to figure out and enter, and there are no worries about dialing a foreign country. In fact, your Botswana callers may not even realize that their phone calls are being answered on the other side of the Atlantic.

Because your number is virtual, you can also change its ring to number as needed. For example, if you’d rather have your London office handle all incoming calls from Botswana, you could change your ring to number to your London office’s number.

Our Botswana virtual numbers come with all kinds of features that you can use to get the most out of your service including:

  • Time of day routing
  • Optional call recording
  • Local ringtones
  • Forward-fax
  • Simultaneous ringing
  • Customized greeting and voicemail
  • Advanced voice response system
  • And much more

Month-to-month Botswana virtual number plans are available, all without contracts.

Why Use a Botswana Virtual Number?

We can think of many reasons to use a Botswana virtual number. Below are just a few:

  • Provide customers with a toll free means of reaching your main office or customer service center
  • Establish a local presence in Botswana without the expense of setting up a satellite office
  • Create a 24-hour toll free hotline
  • Centralize your customer service or tech support operations

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How Small Businesses Can Use International Virtual Numbers in the United States

Virtual Numbers US InternationalIf you currently have remote call forwarding numbers within the United States, you already have an understanding of how beneficial call forwarding numbers are. However, did you know that you can use USA virtual numbers around the world?

If you’re in the United States but do business overseas, one of the smartest — and most affordable — investments you can make is in an international virtual number. USA virtual numbers can be created for dozens of countries but set up so that they ring to your office in the US.

How Can You Use USA Virtual Numbers?

Establishing a local presence in an offshore country is one of several ways that businesses in the United States use virtual numbers. For example, let’s say that you run a small web development agency in the United States and would like to begin offering your services in an emerging country such as Brazil. Instead of renting office space in Brazil, getting a landline, and staffing your Brazilian office, you could simply get a local virtual phone number (or a toll free one) for Brazil and set your ring-to destination to your USA phone. To your customers in Brazil, your USA virtual number looks local, eliminating cost concerns immediately and helping to generate more calls.

Another way you could use a USA virtual number is to set up a toll free hotline with a recording. In countries with limited Internet access, getting information isn’t as easy as we’re accustomed to. If you provide informational services, you could create a recording directly from within your USA virtual numbers account and set up your auto voice response system accordingly. From there, publish the toll free number in the target country and begin sharing your message.

If you travel frequently, you could use your USA virtual numbers when visiting your target markets. For instance, if you’ve already set up a virtual number for Brazil and will be spending a few weeks touring factories and networking with local business contacts, you could make cheap phone calls back home by setting up the ring-to number so that it rings to the appropriate person in the USA. From there, dial your virtual number and connect with your US-based contacts. You’ll get your same low international call forwarding rates and be able to dial a toll free number when in Brazil. If you use your USA virtual numbers to make cheap international calls, make sure to change your ring-to number back to the desired phone number when you’re done.

Whether you want to expand your market, better serve international customers, or make cheap international calls, getting a USA virtual number is a great way to do so. Test the waters by signing up for an affordable, month-to-month plan with no contract.

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Using Virtual Numbers in Jamaica

Simply change the ring to number to the desired international phone number, call the Jamaica toll free number, and enjoy speaking with your contact at a low and predictable rate.

Jamaica Negril, sunset beachDo you do business in Jamaica from another country? Whether you sell products or services in Jamaica, virtual numbers are highly recommended.

With a Jamaican virtual phone number, your customers and local business contacts have a no-cost, familiar, and easy-to-use means of contacting your office, call center, or technical support team.

Toll free virtual numbers are essential in any country, but they don’t necessarily work across borders. A caller in Jamaica, for example, will not be able to reach a business in Europe using that business’s main toll free number.

However, if you get a Jamaica toll free number and forward it to your business in another country, then the call will go through as expected — but only if you use a toll free virtual number designed for international call forwarding.

We offer Jamaica virtual numbers for this purpose. Whether your main office is located in North America, South America, Central America, Australia, Europe, Africa, or Asia, your Jamaican customers will be able to reach you without concerns about costs or international dialing.

What is a Jamaica Virtual Number?

Virtual numbers are call forwarding numbers that are not attached to a specific location. Through your online account, or by using a phone menu on your phone, you can control where your Jamaica virtual number rings at any given time.

For example, if you have issued a toll free virtual number for your Jamaican customers to call with questions, you’d likely want to forward those calls to your call center or even to a specific agent who specializes in the Jamaican market.

What if you have several agents who work from home? You could change the destination number to ring to the different agents’ phone lines based on who’s on call at the time. In a situation like this, it’s smart to set up “time of day” routing, a free, advanced call forwarding feature included in our Jamaica virtual number plans.

How Else Can You Use Virtual Numbers in Jamaica?

Customer service and technical support are two common use cases for Jamaica virtual numbers, but they’re not the only ones. You could also use virtual numbers to:

  • Interact with local vendors and business contacts — Jamaica has a high poverty rate, and while your local contacts may not be living in poverty, they may feel the pinch of international calling. They may postpone calling you about an important issue because of cost concerns. By using toll free Jamaica virtual numbers, you can make it easy for them to reach you. This technique takes cost out of the equation. It may also contribute to a stronger relationship.
  • Make cheap international phone calls — Because you can change your Jamaica virtual number’s ring to number on the fly, you can take advantage of your virtual number plan’s low international rates to make cheap phone calls when in Jamaica. Simply change the ring to number to the desired international phone number, call the Jamaica toll free number, and enjoy speaking with your contact at a low and predictable rate. Make sure to change the ring to number back once the call is complete.

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Should You Use One or Two Toll Free Belgium Virtual Phone Numbers to Accommodate Language Differences?

By using two Belgium virtual numbers, your customers will be immediately connected to a customer service representative who speaks the predominant language.

Antwerp BelgiumBelgium is an interesting European country whose population is divided into two main groups: the Dutch-speaking Flemish community and the French-speaking Walloon community.

Because of these language differences, establishing either one or two toll free Belgium virtual phone numbers may make sense for your business.

Why Use Two Toll Free Belgium Virtual Phone Numbers Instead of One?

When you establish a toll free virtual phone number in a country other than your own, it’s smart to set the destination “ring to” number to a specific phone line in your call center or office. That way, all calls coming from your virtual phone number in Belgium can be routed to a specific customer service representative who speaks the language and is familiar with the country’s nuances and business etiquette.

However, when you have callers from Belgium, you’ll need both French-speaking and Dutch-speaking representatives to field those calls. Having individual Belgium virtual phone numbers for the north (where Dutch is primarily spoken) and south (where French prevails) is one of the more efficient ways to divert the calls to the correct customer service representative.

Using Just One Belgium Virtual Phone Number

Having two Belgium virtual phone numbers does add some complexity to your marketing strategy as you’ll need to ensure that the appropriate virtual phone number is advertised in the appropriate geographical regions.

If you’d rather keep it simple with just one toll free virtual phone number for Belgium, you can definitely do so. Use the voice response system to prompt callers to select their language preferences. When callers who speak French call your Belgium toll free virtual phone number, they’ll be able to press “1” or “2” (depending on how you set up the IVR system) to be connected to a French-speaking agent. The same is true of callers who speak Dutch.

Which Option is the Best Option?

It’s ultimate up to you to decide which option makes the most sense for your business. Since there are two distinct language differences between the north and the south, you’d likely need to publish your marketing materials in different languages anyway. Having separate numbers for the north and south shouldn’t cause too much confusion amongst your marketing personnel.

The cost difference between maintaining one or two individual toll free virtual numbers for Belgium is minimal as you essentially pay by the minute.

Think about the customer experience as you decide. By using two Belgium virtual numbers, your customers will be immediately connected to a customer service representative who speaks the predominant language. This is more welcoming than an automated prompt, and it feels more local.

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Improve Your Bahrain Consulting Business with Virtual Call Forwarding Numbers

Toll free numbers, in general, add credibility to any business. Thus, getting a Bahrain toll free number further cements your reputation.

Bahrain Sunset IndustrialDo you offer business consulting services to clients located in Bahrain?

Virtual call forwarding numbers are a great way to improve communications – and your business as a whole.

Why Use Bahrain Virtual Phone Numbers?

As you know, there are many ways to deliver consulting services. If you’re located outside of Bahrain with clients inside the country, options include: in-person (which requires traveling to Bahrain and incurring associated travel costs), videoconferencing (which requires both parties to have videoconferencing equipment), Skype (which requires Skype accounts and webcams), and phone calls (which requires international phone calls).

Each of the above options has its downsides which tend to fall into two categories: expensive or equipment required. Using Bahrain virtual call forwarding is an alternative that immediately puts your clients at ease.

Here’s how it works:

  • Get a Bahrain virtual phone number – You can either get a toll free number for Bahrain or a local one with the 973 area code. Either way, your clients will view this virtual phone number as being local because it is local to their country.
  • Set up your ring to number – Because it’s a “virtual” phone number, your Bahrain call forwarding number can ring to any phone number in the world that you designate as its ring to number. This can be your office phone number in Los Angeles, California, your hotel room phone number in Bali, your personal mobile phone, or any other phone you may use. You can even change your ring to number as needed.
  • Give your Bahrain virtual call forwarding phone number to your clients – Whether you’re prospecting for customers, scheduling consultations, or leaving a message asking for a returned phone call, give out your Bahrain virtual phone number.

How Bahrain Virtual Phone Numbers Enhance Your Credibility

As global as the business world has become, there’s still an aversion to dialing international phone numbers. In some cases, there’s a legitimate concern about the potential cost of placing an international call. In others, there’s uncertainty about how to make the call because international phone numbers look different from domestic ones. In others, there may even be a preference for working with someone local.

By getting a Bahrain virtual call forwarding number, you’ll circumvent all of these concerns. Your clients will be likely to perceive you as being serious about serving the Bahrain market. After all, if you’ve gone through the trouble of establishing a Bahrain presence, you won’t be “here today, gone tomorrow.”

Toll free numbers, in general, add credibility to any business. Thus, getting a Bahrain toll free number further cements your reputation.

With Bahrain virtual call forwarding, you can build a communications channel that works for all of your clients while also adding credibility to your business.

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Uses for Uzbekistan Virtual Phone Numbers

Use automatic call recording to evaluate the performance of your staff, record contract negotiations, record customer complaints, and more.

Samarkand Registan Square Uzbekistan Wondering how you can use Uzbekistan virtual phone numbers to improve your business relationships with others?

Below are a few use cases for virtual numbers in Uzbekistan.

Facilitating cross-border relationships — The landlocked Republic of Uzbekistan is surrounded by five countries (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan), making the use of Uzbekistan virtual phone numbers an essential tool for any local businessperson doing business with the country’s neighbors.

  • By establishing virtual phone numbers for each of these countries, you can more easily receive customer inquiries, business calls, and other calls from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. Your Uzbekistan virtual phone numbers would look like local numbers to your international callers. However, they would actually ring to your office in Uzbekistan.
  • Creating a sophisticated “PBX” phone system — Our virtual phone number plans include sophisticated features such as advanced interactive voice response, customized greeting, local ringtones, select country forwarding, voicemail, sequential call forwarding, and more. You can set up your Uzbekistan virtual phone numbers to best meet your business needs — and have the flexibility to take your entire PBX with you as your needs change. There’s no hardware to buy, yet you get many of the same advanced features.
  • Keeping a voice record of your interactions — An optional call recording feature is available with Uzbekistan virtual phone numbers. With this feature enabled, you can set up your virtual phone number to automatically record all incoming calls (or a percentage of them). With automatic call recording, you don’t have to remember to record your calls. Use automatic call recording to evaluate the performance of your staff, record contract negotiations, record customer complaints, and more. Because laws vary from one government to the next, you may want to research the legal requirements for recording incoming calls with the countries involved. In general, it is considered a good practice to disclose call recording and its intended purpose. This can be done via your virtual phone number’s custom greeting feature.
  • Setting up an Uzbekistan presence — If you operate a business outside of Uzbekistan, virtual phone numbers can be used to receive calls from people within the country. For example, let’s say that your main office is in Australia but you are selling goods and services to customers in Uzbekistan. With an Uzbekistan virtual number, your customers can dial a toll free number for Uzbekistan yet reach your team in Australia — all without having to dial international country codes or worry about the cost of the call. Having a toll free Uzbekistan virtual number makes your business appear as though it is operating inside the country. This is a fantastic way to serve a market without having to invest in office space, local staff, and extensive travel.

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