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Looking for a UK phone number thats cheap to call from overseas.

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by Duffers5000, May 11, 2015.

  1. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Hi All,

    Been a while since I've been on here, very busy at the moment.

    I have a new physical UK business opening its doors in June. I was thinking of getting a phone number that could be called from overseas for a cheaper rate for the caller.

    For example someone wants to call me from Singapore. Instead of it costing them $3 a minute I pick up the majority of the costs.

    I already have landlines, skype,whatsapp,fiber etc but thought it would be a good sales tool if contacts could call a lo-call number.

    I know it will cost me but I'll pay for leads.

    Anyone with any UK suggestions I would be happy to hear

    Thanks.
     
  2. KELLOGGS

    KELLOGGS Supreme Member

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    I'm pretty sure you can use almost any call forwarding service so that the customer calls a local number and is patched through to your UK office for no more than the local fee.

    http://www.penelope.co.uk/ owned by moneypenny, who I'm sure you'll have heard of, is a good place to start. I've used them before for something similar.
     
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  3. Trepanated

    Trepanated Supreme Member

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    I was going to suggest exactly the same solution - sort out local numbers in whatever country you are targeting and have the calls routed through to you.

    Even if you found a solution using a UK number, the caller may be reticent to dial and international number - especially if they are calling from a mobile.

    The other benefit of doing it that way is it gives the impression you have a presence in those countries and you get to list your international numbers on your website.

    Good to see you back again too Duffers :)
     
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  4. Paradi

    Paradi Newbie

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    I was looking for the same thing today and I found flynumber.com they charge 2,95$ per month, unlimited, and you can forward it to skype at no extra cost...

    They have phone numbers for USA Canada and UK
     
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  5. GrahamCrackers

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    They are good. I have my assistant who uses fly. Good stuff