Edinburgh Virtual City Phone numbers
Considering expansion into Edinburgh and wider Scotland, but want to be sure before you put plans in motion?
A virtual city 0131 number for Edinburgh is the most economical way to test expansions into new areas and be sure you have the customer base you need – removing any risk.
An 0131 phone number works by forwarding calls from a chosen local business number (in Edinburgh) to your existing business number anywhere in the world – omitting any chance of hesitation that can stop customers from making contact with your brand or business.
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Virtual city numbers can be an essential tool for businesses of all sizes looking to increase customer engagement – thanks to their myriad of benefits with minimal monthly cost and output. These benefits include:
Testing expansion locations before investing
Expanding into new cities or regions can be a balance of risk and reward.
Before you invest in costly infrastructure like premises, stock, and staff, you can use a 0131 phone number to ensure you have a potential customer pool in place, ready to welcome and shop with you once your doors open.
The custom that you can gain with your virtual city number can allow you to hit the ground running and fund your expansion. And if it turns out that Edinburgh isn’t the city for you, then you’ve saved thousands that you can invest in an alternative area.
In this way, an 0131 number can bring certainty to periods of risk and keep your customers satisfied at the same time – the definition of a win-win.
Affordable phone communication for all
As price points become more competitive, some customers are turning to businesses that implement more economical communication techniques – like free or local numbers.
Local numbers are more affordable and can be included in minute packages for many mobile providers, making customers increasingly likely to call them if they need answers to questions or are interested in placing an order.
Local numbers are also more trustworthy than numbers associated with external cities, making it more likely that customers will take your call.
Choosing an 0131 phone number allows businesses to increase the chances of communication in one, inexpensive move.
Fax to Email
Faxes can still be an important way to communicate. Save ink and paper by having your faxes sent to your email address.
Call Whisper – tells you what the call is for before you answer the call.
Our Voicemail service allows you to record a personalised voicemail message and when the caller leave a voicemail we will email the recording to you.
Divert Calls When Busy
Don’t send callers to voicemail or make them call you back. Set up a divert on busy and forward your calls to someone who can answer it.
Time Based Routing
Have your calls routed to different locations depending on the time of the day.
Queue callers on our network and play music to them while they wait for you.
Online Number Management
Online management allows you to control where your phone numbers are forwarded to immediately.
Record phone calls and have them sent via email or stored online.
Option Routing is also known as an Auto Attendant or IVR. It gives callers the option to press a number and be routed to a department.
Record personalised welcome greetings for your callers when they call you.
Professional Voice Over Recording
If your phone number has important messages played then you need to consider having the messages professionally recorded.
Why choose GTele to supply your virtual city 0131 numbers?
With over 20 years of experience providing results-driven telecommunication across the world, GTele can help you connect with success and boost your business in one simple, economical step.
As the leading supplier of international phone numbers and calling solutions, GTele provides virtual city 0131 numbers to 500+ businesses in more than 150 countries and 7,500 cities. So we have the experience needed to ensure you succeed.
With guaranteed compliance with legislation in every country we service, regular price auditing, and a range of telephone services, you can trust us to provide consistent and compliant 0131 phone numbers every time.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Alongside specialist international numbers and calling solutions, GTele also offers each customer a variety of value-added services.
These high-value services can give businesses of all sizes the services you would expect from a call centre or office, with the added bonus of your own staff answering the phone and a much lower cost. These value-added services include, but are not limited to:
- Fax to email – save money by not buying a fax machine and divert them to your email instead.
- Queue callers – place callers in queues and play music while they wait.
- Recorded voicemail services – record a personalised message and receive all voicemails to your email.
- Call diversion – choose which number or numbers can take your calls when you are busy.
- Call whisper – find out why people are calling before you answer.
- Time-based routing – choose which numbers your calls will be diverted to depending on the time of day.
- Online number management – control where numbers are forwarded to (ideal for use alongside CRM software).
For more information browse our full range of services or call us for a quote. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you with a bespoke business quote as quickly as we can.
In business, targets change frequently, so engagement tactics need to be fluid and fast-moving too.
Investing in a 0131 phone number can be achieved in just a few days – and potentially even faster if contracts and payment information are shared without delay.
The process with GTele is as follows and can often be made quicker by following a few simple steps:
- You reach out and express an interest – contacting us by phone is often the fastest option, especially if you want to ask questions.
- We’ll talk you through your options and begin your contract – knowing what you need ahead of time (including value-added extras) will shorten this step and preclude unnecessary delays.
- Your order will be put through, and a formal business contract generated – completing and returning this promptly with the necessary payment information will allow our experts to set up your 0131 phone number much faster, without wasted time.
- Then you will be given a virtual city number for Edinburgh, which can be put straight to use by your in-house marketing and sales staff.
An 0131 phone number from GTele can be forwarded to any kind of phone line, including:
- Business landlines
- Mobile numbers
- Personal landlines
- SIPs – (Session Initiation Protocol in which voice calls are transmitted over an SIP trunk or channel)
- International locations
This flexibility gives our clients plentiful options and means that no matter where you work, you can communicate with your customers while also giving your business the telephone infrastructure it needs to go from strength to strength.
For more information about how virtual local 0131 numbers can help your business, give us a call on 0207 3055 999 and we can talk you through our services and answer any remaining questions you might have.
If you have a large business that covers areas with extreme weather, for example, in the US or Asia, natural disasters can ruin telephone infrastructure.
To get around this, GTele offers 24/7 support and full disaster recovery contingency plans designed specifically to keep you connected – no matter how bad the weather gets.
Added to the flexibility of being able to pay in all currencies, this makes telecommunication services from GTele headache-free.
For more information about how an 0131 phone number could help you, you can call us on 0207 3055 999 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you with no-obligation advice, bespoke to your business.