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.
Meanwhile, 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.