A virtual number is a dialable telephone number that is not tied to a telephone line. They are probably familiar as non-geographic numbers with prefixes like 0800, 0845 or 0870, but they can also be normal geographic numbers with 01 or 02 prefixes.
Calls to these numbers can be routed to any landline or mobile. One of the advantages of a virtual number is that you can take it anywhere - even if you change premises or network, your virtual number remains the same so you don't have to reprint business cards and other literature.
Virtual numbers have many applications. Start-ups and small businesses use them to save having to advertise a home or mobile number in their contact details. Others will use a geographic number to establish a local presence in a particular area. Infact, using a geographic number on your website can help with local search rankings since it shows your site is relevant to the local area.
Getting a virtual number from Technovox is very easy. Just enter some details to create an account and then select the type of of number you want and area code. We'll assign you a number and you can then set up the routing and other options via the secure web control panel.