Thanks to the fast development in internet and information technologies today has made it possible to work remotely from any point of the world. Whether it’s establishing a home-based office or leading your business activity while sitting in a hammock chair somewhere in the Bahamas – now your dream of a perfect workplace finally came true!
Nowadays, there are a lot of sales agents, business consultants, IT developers, accounting professionals, who are employed on a fulltime basis, but are enjoying a free schedule. Due to the occupations’ specifics, a lot of travelling might be required as well. Even far from the office and often with no access to the speedy internet, these professionals are still expected to perform at a highest quality and in a timely manner.
Using a virtual phone number you can stay connected no matter where you go. In case you are travelling on business or going on holidays, it is no more needed to spend on roaming or to buy travel sims. When owning a DID number, you will be able to receive calls to your home PC, notepad or mobile phone, in accordance to the day, time, business needs or personal preference. Calls forwarding service can be set to any destination and to any convenient device of your choice. SIP, Skype or cell phone number needs to be indicated as a forwarding destination, so all the incoming calls will land there. Speaking about the cost of such service, it won’t need much more investment than using a common telephonic line, if not considerably less. This kind of number is normally rendered per established monthly fee, according to the number’s type and forwarding settings. A monthly fee may also vary depending on the given country and on the selected forwarding destination.
A virtual number is not directly associated with any specific local landline or mobile operator’s telephone line. The connection is established via VoIP (voice over internet protocol) technology. No extra or special equipment is required; all you need is a good to average internet connection for your primary device to receive calls.
This number can be chosen for any country or city of the globe. Some very specific destination or distant locations may presume slight difficulties with internet connectivity, but usually VoIP technology secures an uninterrupted connection and perfect sound quality during the calls.
There are several types of such numbers: for calls, SMS, for receiving calls and fax messages, toll-free, etc. Usually, a type containing the most of functional options costs more.
A toll-free option is the most popular one, also implying a higher monthly fee. But with this type of number you can be accessible for your callers 24 hours a day, if required. It suits best to the big enterprises and online businesses with representations in many countries. Numbers for calls and text messages are normally used in small businesses and for individuals’ private affairs.
In order to get the most from the above mentioned solution, one may also connect added phone services, developed especially for each number type and its purpose. Interactive menu, IVR, call recording, black and white list, call back service, music on hold, are just a few to name among many others.