Give the Impression You’re Calling From London – With the Help of VoIP!
VoIP is fast becoming the leading standard for digital communications in the UK. While old school telephony and communication through PSTN and copper cables might have served us well over the decades, time really is moving on. Modern businesses need modern solutions, and so do their customers! One of the biggest issues for businesses using […]
VoIP is fast becoming the leading standard for digital communications in the UK. While old school telephony and communication through PSTN and copper cables might have served us well over the decades, time really is moving on. Modern businesses need modern solutions, and so do their customers! One of the biggest issues for businesses using PSTN and standard phone lines, too, has been the fact that they would often need to tie themselves to a specific location.
However, with VoIP, you can effectively set your business up as calling from anywhere in the UK – the choice is absolutely yours. Businesses up in Manchester and Birmingham are taking advantage of number prefixes based in London, for example. London businesses keen to capture local markets, too, are setting up number prefixes from afar, reaching out to callers in Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Liverpool – the list goes on.
But why does this matter? Surely it doesn’t make that much of a difference where your phone number is based? You might be surprised – what’s more, it’s getting easier and easier to manage thanks to the incredible flexibility of VoIP. If you’re not already getting into digital calls and comms, now is the time to dive in.
Why Call From Elsewhere in the UK?
If there’s one thing that modern businesses all need to be, it’s flexible. While fixed offices and locations certainly serve their purposes in many ways, they are not always going to be the most flexible of solutions for a company that needs to be available constantly for their customers. The modern age, thanks to the advances in technology and in internet communication all around us, has bred customer demand which is almost 24/7. This means that tying yourself down to one office location and one number is hardly going to be the most versatile way to reach out to your public.
Therefore, why not choose where you’d like to be calling from? If you’re based up in Liverpool and want to connect with customers down in Cardiff, then it surely makes sense to set up with a Welsh number prefix. Beyond this, if you are a Scottish firm looking to make strides in Belfast, then you may wish to choose a prefix that gives the impression you are based closer to customers’ homes.
However, closeness is just one thing customers will be looking for when choosing the right companies and businesses to call. Setting up a floating prefix is a really good idea if you don’t want to tie yourself down – but keep in mind, too, the power of the London line.
Why Are London Numbers So Popular?
Even to this day, while big cities across the north of England and even on the coastlines are bringing forth their own booming trades, London remains a ‘capital of commerce’. The fact is, if you have a London number, it makes it seem as though you have ‘made it’ in the capital. London is absolutely brimming with HQs and businesses, national and international. This is going to give your callers the extra confidence that you are a firm with solid roots not only in the UK, but solid roots full stop.
‘Making it in London’ is a really big deal. Therefore, calling from the city is going to give you that extra boost in the eyes of many. What’s more, when you call out with an 02 prefix, you will appear appealing to London businesses and brands who you can network with for long-lasting success. A London number may even help put you in good stead with international firms and businesses, too. Remember – setting up aa floating number with any UK prefix isn’t cheating the client or customer. It is simply getting one step ahead of the competition, legally, to help people find you easier, and to help you build your fantastic services even further in the years to come.
How Can VoIP Help?
VoIP is, unlike PSTN, completely managed off-site. It is entirely data-based, which means that it doesn’t rely on physical location basing or cables. It’s a flexible, cloud-based service which can be tailored and tweaked to your specific needs and demands. Therefore, you can be more flexible in your marketing, and more flexible in your customer service. In the New 20s, this is only ever going to be an asset!
As VoIP isn’t connected or tied to any specific number or location, there will be no need for you to stick to any given line or prefix. You could be based up in Glasgow and pick a number based in Dundee. You could choose to move your small Merthyr business over to Wrexham or Cardiff with a few quick adjustments. It’s amazing how flexible VoIP is making communications across the board, meaning it may well be time for your company to take advantage.
With VoIP, there is also immense flexibility in remote working, meaning that your team can connect to the service out of your main location, too. What’s more, you can also say goodbye to all those annoying cable and line maintenance problems you’ve been juggling over the years. It’s all handled for you off-site!
Therefore, setting up your own unique UK prefix is just the start. There are stacks of benefits to making a move to VoIP sooner rather than later!
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It’s time to start considering ways in which you can make your business more accessible to a wider audience. Not only will this help your customers, it will help to grow your client base, and to ensure that your revenue starts building up over the years to come.
Ready to set your business up in London, Edinburgh, or Birmingham? There’s no need to move office. Just choose VoIP and take advantage of a brilliant raft of services and flexibility that arrive as standard. Get in touch with VoIPer now and let us set up a data-based comms package for you that’s cost-effective, time efficient, and always ready to scale up and down as you demand.