Number Hosting

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What are Hosted Numbers?

Hosted phone numbers are business numbers hosted in the cloud — also referred to as number hosting, cloud-based numbers, or virtual phone numbers. Therefore, these numbers are not limited to specific geographical boundaries as they transmit voice calls over the internet. Enter new markets virtually and scale your business at your own pace with number hosting.

How Does Number Hosting Work?

You purchase hosted phone numbers (local, toll-free, or international business numbers) from a cloud phone service provider like Global Call Forwarding. Then, forward incoming calls to a location or line of your choosing. All managed through our online control panel.


Affordable Pricing for SMBs

We understand every business has different needs. So, we offer different phone number plans and flexible payment options to help our customers find the right service at the right price. Our hosted phone number plans come with monthly minutes and an additional per-minute rate. This way, you know exactly what you are going to pay for. No hidden fees or long-term contracts.

Benefits of Number Hosting

Here are the top reasons why you should use hosted phone numbers for business communication:

check Increased coverage in global markets
Expand your business in new regions without dramatically increasing your overhead costs
check Cost-effective cloud communication solution
Don’t worry about international and long-distance calling charges, irrespective of your teams’ locations.
check Access to advanced call management tools
Use advanced routing and call flow tools to manage calls efficiently.
check Improved caller experience
Offer customers uninterrupted support by using a reliable phone service.
check Failover support
Create backup and failover plans in the case of disasters or emergencies.
check 24/7 Customer Support
Offer 24/7 support with advanced routing and after-hours support.

Types of Hosted Numbers

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In order to bring in the right solution for your business communication needs, you first need to understand the different types of hosted phone numbers available:

Toll-free numbers: 1800 or 800 numbers that are free to call from within the country. Customers recognize toll-free number codes and know those calls don’t incur charges. You can also get international toll-free numbers (ITFN) for different countries across the globe to improve global connectivity.

Local phone numbers: These numbers are local to certain cities, states, and regions, and have specific area codes assigned to them. Calls from one area code to another are charged local calling rates.

Universal toll-free numbers: A single toll-free number for countries participating in the UIFN program. Customers from these countries can call this number for free.

Vanity numbers: Numbers with letters or patterns inserted to make them memorable and unique. Use these numbers to improve brand awareness and visibility. Think, 1-800-FLOWERS.

Number Hosting with Global Call Forwarding

Ready to get started? Browse through our inventory on our Pricing page and buy hosted numbers for target countries. You can even port your number to our service to make use of cloud communication tools. To learn more, chat with our representatives!

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