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A virtual phone number can help you better manage call flows and outsource business processes. You can buy virtual numbers to route calls anywhere in the world and according to your rules.

What are Virtual Phone Numbers?

Virtual phone numbers (hosted phone numbers) can enable your business to easily make and receive international phone calls. Make your business reachable 24/7 and boost your global presence.

All virtual numbers that Global Call Forwarding provides come with advanced features. You can customize these features to fit your needs.

Time-based call routing lets you easily set rules for calls that come at different times of the day. Another feature is the simultaneous ring, which you can set to ring multiple numbers at the same time. This ensures calls get answered.

We offer different types of virtual phone numbers including toll-free numbers and local phone numbers (with city and state-specific area codes).

How Does a Virtual Number Work?

Virtual numbers work using cloud telephony and number hosting. Unlike a traditional landline, which requires a physical device, a virtual phone number can be used from anywhere. When you buy a hosted phone number, you can make and receive calls through any device. Your incoming calls will get routed automatically.

Our services can be seamlessly connected to your phone system. They can connect reliably and can be activated within a few hours after purchase. So, regardless of whether you operate from home or are a multinational corporation, the benefits are exceptional.

This high level of convenience makes virtual phone numbers ideal for businesses of all sizes. Also, they are ideal for businesses that follow best practices when they expand globally.

Phone Number Coverage in More Than 160 Countries

It’s very easy to purchase and start using an international virtual phone number. A virtual phone line can be quickly set up in another country. That number can be routed back to your business phone system, computer, or mobile device.

If you want to expand your business internationally, then a global telephony provider can help you avoid dealing with local telecom operators. So, you can instantly establish your presence in virtually any city or country.

These are some of the many countries where we provide virtual phone numbers. We have the largest inventory of international virtual phone numbers from more than 160 countries worldwide.

20+ Virtual Calling Features

A virtual phone number can help you reduce operational costs. You have the option to connect to your own phone system or use our integrated softphone. You can route business calls to any phone number worldwide, or design custom call flows forwarding to other devices. So, the beauty lies in their versatility; how a business uses virtual numbers remains wholly customizable with our suite of advanced service features.

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How to Buy a Virtual Phone Number

If you want to buy virtual numbers online, it is quite an easy process. And it’s especially simple if you are working with Global Call Forwarding. The hosted number ordering and setup process is very simple. To buy virtual phone numbers:

  1. Navigate to our Prices page.
  2. From the left dropdown box, select the country you want your new number for and the number type (toll-free, geographic, etc.).
  3. Next, pick your new number.
  4. On the right, select the country and enter the number where you want calls to be forwarded. This could be your main office, satellite office, remote teams, etc.
  5. Then, view rates and select a plan.
  6. Add additional services such as outbound calling and call recording.
  7. Finally, enter your contact and payment details and complete your purchase. Our customer service rep will contact you for further action.

Buy Virtual Phone Numbers for Your Business

Numbers provided by Global Call Forwarding work on a reliable global network, making sure callers experience high call quality and connection rates. To learn more or get a custom quote, feel free to reach out to us. Our customer service team is here to help you get the services you need.

F A Q | Virtual Phone Numbers

"A virtual phone number is a telephone number that is not tied to a specific phone or phone line. It enables you to route calls to another phone number at your convenience. You can obtain virtual phone numbers for more than 140 different countries and in nearly every area code of the US. Virtual phone numbers are often used to enable convenient long distance/ international service without incurring substantial charges.

A virtual number is a phone number without a directly associated telephone line. It works just like a normal phone number, however, the connection is routed over the internet using VoIP technology. When a virtual phone number is purchased, a destination number is assigned to it. This number is where calls are routed automatically. Using the "Outbound Calling" feature allows you to make calls using your virtual number, so this number appears on the receiver's caller ID.

"If you want to buy virtual phone numbers, the process quite easy. All you have to do is go to our homepage (or any other page with the signup form), select the number you would like to purchase, and enter your destination number where calls will be routed to. Then just complete the checkout process and you're all set! In many cases numbers are auto provisioned and available to use instantly.

Virtual phone numbers can be used to communicate like a local entity in other locations throughout the world. Some possible uses for them are for sales teams, call centers, startups, and enterprise businesses with large teams. If you do business domestically or globally, you can display local or toll free numbers so your customers identify your business as a local one, and they can avoid costly international calling charges. Many people buy virtual toll free numbers for their businesses because they look professional, are more convenient for customers, and they have access to many features such as advanced routing and call recording.

In many cases, yes. There are some countries where mobile accessibility with toll free numbers is not available, though. You can view accessibility and restriction information when you sign up and select your phone number under “see additional info and restrictions.”

Generally yes, virtual phone numbers are accessible from other countries, however, there may be some limitations depending on the country. Toll free numbers are accessible only in the country they originate, so they are typically not accessible internationally. However, there are some exceptions to this. In the US, Canadian toll free numbers can be dialed without an issue. US toll free numbers can sometimes be dialed by those in the UK, but the calls will not be free for the caller.

Yes. There are no limits to how many numbers you can purchase with us. A large percentage of our clients are international companies with locations all over the world. When placing an order online, you can add as many numbers as you would like to your cart. If you want a custom quote for bulk numbers, please send us a corporate inquiry and we can send you a detailed proposal.

Yes. You are able to forward inbound and outbound calls to an IP address or VOIP device. We have thousands of customers that receive their calls on VOIP devices daily. Please contact us if you have questions regarding IP/VOIP forwarding and setup.

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Simultaneous Ringing

Sequential Forwarding

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Outbound Caller ID

Number Masking

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