How To Transfer A Landline Number To VoIP
When it comes to changing phone service providers, the first question most people ask is: ‘Can I keep my number?’
Sometimes they keep a phone number for years, and changing to a new one can present a challenge – particularly if you then have to let everybody know that might want to get in touch.
Whether it be friends, family, service providers or anybody else in between, finding time to make sure everyone has your up-to-date details can be a hassle.
When it comes to a business landline, changing a number can become a time-consuming task.
Not only will you have to ensure every customer is aware, you must also tell other businesses, staff and anyone else you deal with.
Not only that, when you consider all the places your business landline number is listed both online and in print, it can feel a daunting proposition.
Thankfully, transferring a landline number to VoIP is different to a regular phone service and can be done without having to change in the future.
How to transfer your landline number
In order to transfer or ‘port’ your existing landline number, you must provide the team at Smart Numbers with information such as your current provider’s name along with proof you own the number you wish to move.
From there we’ll do the rest, beginning the task of transferring your landline number to our system.
We’re able to transfer numbers from almost any service provider in the UK, including O2, EE, BT, Virgin, TalkTalk, GiffGaff and Lebara.
It is however recommended that you contact your current provider before starting the transfer process, checking if they permit porting.
If not, they may add additional charges to your bill.
How long will it take?
The time taken to complete the transfer of your landline number to VoIP can vary, but most happen quickly. In some cases, it can take up to a month. To avoid missing important calls in the meantime, we recommended you use a separate virtual number.
Why transfer your landline to a VoIP?
Transferring your landline number to the cloud means you are no longer tied to a physical address. Additionally, you no longer have to pay for line rental or an expensive monthly fee. A VoIP removes the need for you to be tied into lengthy contracts, instead allowing you to opt for a monthly rolling arrangement that gives you control. You know exactly what you will pay, and when, without hidden fees or penalty charges. Not only that, you can leave anytime.
Freedom and flexibility
Using a cloud-based landline service means you number is with you no matter where you are. You can make and receive calls when you want, irrespective of time zone. That means no more stressful installations if you relocate or missing important calls when you’re away from the office.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to transfer your landline number to our VoIP system, or have any other questions about how we can help your business grow, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Call us today at Smart Numbers on 0345 0178 179.
Our team will be happy to provide a free, no-obligation quote and discuss your business move.