Virtual London Numbers: Look Like You’re Based in London, Even When You’re Not!
There are many different things which can appeal to new clients and customers. Believe it or not, location can have a big effect on how people perceive you and your services. Think about how many big firms are based in and around London, for example. Generally, if you have an 02 number, or some indication […]
There are many different things which can appeal to new clients and customers. Believe it or not, location can have a big effect on how people perceive you and your services. Think about how many big firms are based in and around London, for example. Generally, if you have an 02 number, or some indication that your services are headquartered in the capital, you’re going to appear pretty important. That, believe it or not, could make or break a call into your HQ for some leads!
That’s why more and more businesses are continuing to set up in London, even to this day. However, if you are based elsewhere in the country, or don’t have the money or resources to set up a physical office in the city, there are still ways you can take advantage of this unique ‘London appeal’. The answer – believe it or not – lies in setting up a virtual number or two.
But what exactly are virtual numbers? Will they help you connect with London clients and businesses? Let’s take a closer look – and once you’re clued in, make sure to reach out to the team here at Capital Telecom for more information.
What Are Virtual Numbers?
As you might expect, virtual numbers are telephone call signs which are built on a virtual basis. This means that they are not connected to any kind of physical location or local exchange. Therefore, you can set up a virtual number through the cloud to appear as though it’s emanating from almost anywhere in the country.
A virtual number in London, for example, will give the impression of a London calling code and office, though you can actively manage calls to and from the number from anywhere in the UK. The line is still technically based in the city, but you don’t have to be.
All you need to do is set up a regular package with Capital Telecom to make sure you continue to route calls through your own 02 number directly to your traditional line of contact. This means that your customers and clients can call your London number and they will still route through to your mobile or local line based elsewhere.
What Are the Benefits of Choosing a London Number?
As mentioned, a number or office based in London still holds a lot of gravitas in the modern age. It’s still seen as the centre of commerce for the UK in general, even though there are healthy industries continuing to grow across the north of England and beyond. What’s more, a London number may also appear more appealing to those businesses and professionals based elsewhere in the city and surrounding areas, as well as those who wish to connect with you from overseas.
Crucially, setting up a London number could make all the difference as far as building your client base is concerned. It’s a great advantage to have, and what’s more, you won’t have to tie yourself down.
In fact, this is always going to be one of the best reasons to invest in virtual numbers at all. There’s no need for you to uproot your office, or to set up a completely new one just to reach out to London businesses and clients. You can run your services wherever you wish, and still benefit from having calls routed through a central 02 number.
Call Quality and Service Standards
Of course, one of the added benefits of running a virtual number – from London or elsewhere – is the fact that you will immediately receive top call quality in all the communications you receive. This is because flexible, virtual number calling is available through VoIP, which means that all of your calls route through a data-based line, rather than traditional wires, lines, and cables.
Think about the knock-on effect this will have for the customer service standards you set – with little risk of call dropouts and with clearer lines than ever before, your callers are always likely to stay on the line. You’ll be risking fewer and fewer people dropping off the line altogether, meaning that you are actively monopolising on as many calls as you can.
In this day and age, it’s just as important to set a good impression as it is to make sure that your grow your client base and revenue. Otherwise, you are going to risk falling behind in a fast-paced world – not just a fast-paced industry!
Your customers will love the fact that they can call you through a London number and receive fantastic call clarity and quality. It’s an additional professional edge which is otherwise pretty hard to guarantee. It could be just what you need to grow your business to the next level – trust us on this!
Growing Your Business?
Believe it or not, there are plenty of great reasons to set up a London number. It’s a city which is continuing to see immense business growth and lining up your own 02 line is going to put you in touch with some seriously impressive networking opportunities. However, there’s no longer the need to have to uproot your existing office, or to nail yourself down to a physical location when you might not have the capital or ability to do so.
A virtual London number is not cheating your callers, either. It’s a legitimate way to show that you have a solid base in the UK, and that you care about reaching out to those customers who are likely to be looking for London connections. There is certainly no harm in doing this from afar!
Setting up a virtual London number is cost-effective, efficient, and easy to manage. Instead of risking capital and resources on setting up a whole new location, why not try attacking from a different angle – on a virtual basis?
Take a look at the packages and services on offer at Capital Telecom and set up your own virtual London number or two now – take advantage of the city’s potential client boosts!