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United World Telecom provides a wide array of virtual phone numbers, including local virtual numbers, international virtual numbers, and universal virtual phone numbers in more than 140+ countries throughout the world. Virtual phone numbers, which are also known as DID numbers, UIFN numbers, or ITFS numbers, are available with a range of additional features and service options, including rollover minutes, SMS, and outbound calling. Here is a further look at some of the different virtual phone numbers that are available.
Toll Free Numbers
Toll free numbers are telephone numbers dialed without any charges to the caller. There are a few different types of toll free numbers available, depending on the country. The mobile-accessibility of toll free numbers is not the same across all countries, so keep that in mind prior to purchase. For example, in the United States and Canada, virtual toll free numbers are accessible on mobile networks, but in many other places they aren’t.
Another aspect to consider is that in some countries, mobile accessible toll free numbers are able to be dialed through mobile networks and using landlines, but this isn’t the case everywhere. In some locations and countries, calls which are made to toll free numbers on mobile networks may not be free, and the specific regulations can vary from place to place.
Geographic / Local Numbers
Geographic numbers and local numbers are associated with specific locations within selected countries. For instance, in the US, geographic numbers can be purchased with specific “area codes” for different cities and/or regions. In many countries, geographic and local numbers are SMS capable (though this is optional).
Universal International Freephone Number (UIFN)
Universal International Freephone Numbers, which are also known as Universal Toll Free Numbers, are international toll free numbers. These numbers offer excellent value because they can be dialed from a number of different countries. How this works is through dialing the specified access code that enables international service, followed by the rest of the toll free number. UIFN’s include a setup charge that is part of the process of registering it as a new UIFN number.
Mobile numbers offer immense freedom and versatility. They can be dialed using just about communication line: mobile phones, landlines, tablets, computers, and even pay phones. They can even be dialed from other countries. However, as versatile as mobile numbers are, they are not able to receive fax transmissions. In many cases, mobile numbers are able to have SMS optional capabilities, though this depends on the specific country.
National numbers are designed to work within a selected country. They usually have SMS capabilities as an optional. National numbers can be easily dialed using mobile phones, landlines, and payphones. They are not, however, able to be called from all countries, so keep that in mind.
Want to get rid of your landline while holding onto your phone number? We’ve got the easiest solution with our number parking service.
How Number Parking Works
We charge a very small monthly fee which holds your number. While it’s held, there is no service / minutes attached to it. When calls are made to your number, callers will hear a message/recording, but they will not get connected to your line. Having your number parked is simple and affordable, offering you the convenience of knowing it’s yours when you’re ready to use it. There are no contracts and no commitments with the service, and you have the freedom to cancel or port your number if you wish, at any time.
The cost for number parking is typically only a few dollars per month, depending on the country the number is based in.
Need to park your number? Do it affordably and conveniently with United World Telecom. Just click on the link below to enter your info to get started!
Additional info about Number Parking:
- Current service is required to be active for transfer
- Transfers are easily authorized with a call, via SMS, or using LOA form
- Transfers generally take between 3 - 10 days for completion
- United World Telecom does NOT cancel your old service after transfer
- Number parking is available in the US, Canada, along with many other countries and locations!
One of our premium features that can be bundled with virtual phone numbers is Outbound VoIP. This allows you to make outgoing calls with your caller ID number matching the virtual number you have registered with United World Telecom. Any VoIP phone can be used, including a softphone like Zoiper.
Outbound calls made with this service are entirely indistinguishable from all other phone calls. As a premium service, the value is exceptional as it offers full authenticity while enabling calls to be made free of long distance fees.
Getting started is easy! For new customers, all you need to do is:
- Purchase a virtual phone number
- Select an “outbound calling” plan during the checkout process.
You can also click here to read more about the outbound calling feature.
CallMe-Click is an innovative service United World Telecom provides. It’s a simple widget for your website that enables you to initiate calls with visitors instantly. How it works is easy; with the click of a button on your website, customers can fill in their contact information, and automatically they will be called by your company. Efficient and automatic, CallMe-Click is an excellent tool your customers can use to reach you.
Learn more and inquire further about CallMe-Click here.