You may have considered using a toll free number for your business to foot the bill when callers decide to reach your business. However, you may want to consider the possibility of adding multiple toll free numbers to greatly expand the global presence of your business. In this article, we’ll cover what bulk toll free numbers are, the many benefits associated with them, and how to start subscribing with United World Telecom.
What are Bulk Toll Free Numbers?
Bulk virtual numbers are essentially toll free numbers purchased from United World Telecom. Thanks to United World Telecom’s easy-to-use platform (see below), your organization can order multiple toll free numbers at one time, instantly upgrading your operations and level of accessibility that you offer to customers, clients, and other businesses.
Because modern toll free numbers are powered by cloud computing, your organization can purchase bulk toll free numbers that work around the world – something that a single toll free number isn’t capable of. For instance, you may already be using a domestic toll free number for your business. However, international callers who reach your business will incur long distance fees, service blockages, and the necessity of dialing outside of their country – all things that can limit the ability of your organization to provide service around the world. In contrast, purchasing bulk toll free numbers throughout the world, such as ITFS numbers (International Toll Free Service numbers) and UIFNs (Universal International Freephone Numbers), your organization gains the benefit of toll free calling without obstruction.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of bulk numbers, let’s cover some of the more specific benefits that come with their usage in your business.
What are the Benefits of Getting Bulk Numbers?
There are many advantages to having multiple toll free numbers. For instance, using bulk toll free numbers in the United States enables you to use not only the popular 800 prefix, but also 855, 866, 877, and 888. Because of the limited availability of 800 numbers, having the ability to use other variations enables your business to offer multiple communication channels to your customers. This can be especially useful for organizations that are comprised of different departments and operational centers. Focusing relevant inbound calls to particular phone numbers helps make your organization more efficient and provides better customer service (with less time spent on hold, less call transfers, and so forth).
As mentioned before, bulk toll free numbers are also available in a number of varieties, including ITFS numbers and UIFNs. Both of these types of phone numbers enable your business to extend toll free calling to international locations; this is important because international callers that dial your domestic toll free number will be charged long distance fees or may have calls blocked by a foreign service provider. Additionally, these phone numbers have the same dialing procedures as “regular” toll free numbers in each of those countries, so international customers are more likely to recognize your business as part of their normally-used business dealings.
Add-on features can also expand how your bulk toll free numbers operate. For instance, by using a PBX system (short for “Public Branch Exchange”), your organization can offer a directory service for inbound callers that helps them self-select throughout your organization without talking to a representative to find the information they need. This helps make your organization more efficient and enhances customer service output. Further, toll free numbers equipped with “failover forwarding” can help streamline your inbound calls. As an example, if one toll free number is busy handling callers, the call will be routed to another toll free number that can handle the call – the process repeating throughout the list of approved toll free numbers until the call is responded to.
There’s also the aesthetic appeal of offering bulk toll free numbers on your marketing materials, which enables your business to gain additional professional appeal. For new businesses, such as small businesses, sole proprietors, and startups, offering bulk numbers immediately imparts a sense that your organization – no matter how small – offers its services globally.
Now that you’re aware of the many benefits associated with bulk toll free numbers, let’s cover how to subscribe with United World Telecom.
How to Subscribe to Bulk Toll Free Numbers with United World Telecom
Begin by visiting the homepage of United World Telecom (www.unitedworldtelecom.com). Once there, you’ll notice a number of dropdown menus at the top of the screen. Select the country code under the first menu. Then you’ll be presented with selecting a number type. For bulk numbers, you will select “toll free,” “UIFN” and other variants for toll free access. Then continue on selecting a specific number on the 3rd menu (or one will be provided upon activation).
Next, you’ll enter in a destination phone number (where calls will ultimately be routed to) and click on “View Rates & Try for Free” to select the particular payment plan and add-ons for your toll free number. After this, you’ll enter your contact info, payment, and billing details, and you will get to a checkout screen to review your purchase. However, because you’re buying bulk virtual numbers, you’ll be given the option to add more virtual phone numbers to your purchase by clicking on the appropriate link. Once selected, the process is identical to the above-stated directions until you’ve selected the bulk toll free numbers that you need. Then, you’ll review the Terms & Conditions and finalize your purchase. Within 24 hours, a customer service rep from United World Telecom will contact you to help set up your new bulk toll free number which will be available for use immediately.