Can You Create 0345 Numbers Through VoIP?
If you’ve spent any time looking into upgrading your business telecoms over the past year, it’s likely you’ve come across VoIP. After all, why would you be reading blog posts from a company called VoIPer if you hadn’t already at least heard of the concept? VoIP is growing more and more, and as a result, […]
If you’ve spent any time looking into upgrading your business telecoms over the past year, it’s likely you’ve come across VoIP. After all, why would you be reading blog posts from a company called VoIPer if you hadn’t already at least heard of the concept? VoIP is growing more and more, and as a result, businesses are getting quicker and quicker at handling incoming calls, more flexible in the calls and conferencing they set up, and what’s more, many are finally starting to break away from old-style PSTN.
One aspect of VoIP that appeals to a lot of business owners is, of course, the fact that you can set up your own number prefix to just about anything you want. The flexibility of virtual or data-based communications is staggering. Yes – it’s pretty common for businesses to set up 02 numbers if they want to appear as though they are based in London, and many more will likely set up 0800 numbers to make things easier on their callers. But what about 0345s?
0345s are still commonly used, and while they might not be as common as 02s and 0800s across the board, still have plenty of worth.
Yes – You Can Create an 0345 Number With VoIP!
0345 numbers are a little bit of an oddity. However, they are still massively appealing to customers up and down the country. This is because they are pretty much free to call – if, not, charged at standard rate. You’ll find that 0345s are largely inclusive in home phone packages as well as on mobile phone contracts, meaning that providing there is credit available, a caller will be able to get in touch with an 0345 without having to worry about running up high bills at the end of the month.
It’s easy to set up a unique number with VoIP. As part of VoIPer’s business communications packages, you can choose to create your own call signature when you first set up with our service moving over from PSTN. For many business owners, it makes sense to switch over to a new phone prefix, regardless of the lines they have available, and regardless of where they may be based in the UK.
Why Do Callers Like 0345 Numbers?
As mentioned, 0345s will generally appeal to people as they are inclusive, for the most part, across various packages and tariffs. However, there’s a further bit of psychology which is well worth tapping into, especially if you are just getting started as a business owner.
0345s share all but one digit in common with 0845s. 0845 numbers were previously seen as the business standard, though many people avoided calling them as a result of premium rates. It is not uncommon for business owners to still look for income on the calls that come into their call centres. However, the days of premium rate lines being ‘top of the bill’ are pretty much behind us.
0345s came in as standard alternatives to 0845s. Many public businesses, instead of switching to 0800s altogether, decided to move their lines over to 03 instead of 08 to help keep their lines largely the same. This works well in terms of caller psychology, too. It was much more convenient for callers to just switch one number out than to have to remember a completely new number off by heart.
What’s more, 0345 numbers are still generally business lines. This means that, if you have an 0345 number in place, you will still be giving the impression that you have a fixed business location, and a professional service. You can do this with an 0800 number, of course, but if you’d prefer not to pay for all the calls that come into your centre, an 0345 choice might be more cost-effective.
How Can VoIP Help?
VoIP can help you set up a number that’s based almost anywhere in the UK. As your line is managed completely off-site, this means that there is no physical location for telephone cabling or call exchanging. It all occurs through data, meaning that you can be more flexible than ever before. Many businesses choose VoIP and a unique number for the sheer fact that they can set up a custom prefix without having to pin themselves down to a physical location. It is immensely liberating.
Of course, there’s also the fact that VoIP comes with a raft of extra benefits, beyond the fact that you have your own unique, flexible prefix. VoIP is, thanks to being run through data, impressively clear and steadfast. Unlike traditional PSTN and telephone cabling, VoIP will ensure that your customers can stay on the line without all of the annoying frustrations of crackles and disconnections.
VoIP also allows you to really expand your communications remit. This means that you can set up a raft of video calling features through SIP trunking, and it also means that you can manage everything to do with your communications suite through a unique interface. There’s no longer any need for muddling around with multiple programs or services to just keep all your clients and callers on the same page.
Claim an 0345 Number Today!
If you’re in the process of growing your business or are looking for new ways to appeal to your wider customer base, it’s high time you start by looking carefully at the number you set for people to call you on. Believe it or not, choosing an 0345 number is going to do plenty for your physical profile.
What’s more, setting up your own unique number just makes sense. Why continue trading with a random local line or mobile number when you can really make your mark with a memorable call signature? It’s yet another marketing element that’s well worth keeping in mind.
VoIPer is here to help bring you the best of modern comms. This all starts with a great 0345 number, but will extend to flexible voice calling, multi-platform comms through SIP trunking, and more besides. Want to know more? Check out our packages or call now!