Why Companies Use 0333 Numbers
0333 numbers are distinct and non-geographical. They are most commonly associated with large organisations and businesses. Corporations use them to provide a single point of contact to anyone in the UK that might want to reach them. Non-geographical numbers are called so because they are not associated with any particular location. In other words, if a […]
0333 numbers are distinct and non-geographical. They are most commonly associated with large organisations and businesses. Corporations use them to provide a single point of contact to anyone in the UK that might want to reach them.
Non-geographical numbers are called so because they are not associated with any particular location. In other words, if a company with an 0333 number calls you, there is no way of determining their location, not by looking at their phone number.
0333 numbers came into being in 2007. They were designed to replace local 01 and 02 numbers. Considering the popularity they have gained over the last 10 years or so, no one would blame you for wondering why they attract so much interest from companies.
These are just a few of the reasons that can explain this trend:
Calls to 0333 numbers can be routed to any location. This favours large companies that have call centers in multiple locations. It ensures that they never lose touch with their consumers. If an emergency puts one office or call center out of commission, all calls to that office or call center can be diverted to a suitable alternative.
0333 numbers are perfect for branding purposes because they enable companies to create a national image. Because they are non-geographical, you cannot tell where a person using an 0333 number is calling from.
As such, any company that uses an 0333 number, no matter how small, can trick its consumers into believing that they are a much larger corporation that is deserving of their trust and confidence.
0333 numbers simplify marketing. This is because, as was mentioned above, they allow organisations to provide a single point of contact. People that use local numbers must attach different business numbers to all the promotional material they publish in the various areas around the UK in which they operate.
This is a perfectly legitimate approach, but it is also confusing because people who migrate from one region to another will have trouble reaching your business once they realise that your local number from their previous home differs from the number utilised in their new home.
On the other hand, if you have the same number for everyone in the UK regardless of their location, you can keep your contact information consistent in all the marketing and promotional material you produce.
0333 numbers are cost-effective. They have the same rates as local 01/02 numbers regardless of whether you are using a mobile phone or landline. 0333 numbers are also recognised by packages that offer free minutes.
Simply put, they are treated just like local numbers regardless of where you are calling them. But they are non-geographical. This makes them appealing to customers that have no interest in paying more money than is necessary to call businesses.
Unlike 0800 numbers, 0333 numbers are not free. But they are still quite beneficial, far better than local 01/02 numbers in so many ways. These days, they are most commonly found in large businesses and charity organisations. But you shouldn’t be too surprised to find 0333 numbers becoming more commonplace in small and medium-sized businesses.
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