Using virtual phone number enables your business to instantly communicate with clients and customers anywhere in the world. And it is this ability that can help you establish a business presence in new target markets without having to set up a brick and mortar presence in the country. Thanks to the Internet-based technology behind virtual phone numbers, these benefits, along with a multitude of others, makes using virtual phone numbers the right solution for businesses that want a shortcut to international expansion (like startups).
Because virtual phone numbers from qualified service providers like United World Telecom are available in almost every country in the world, your business can gain access to one of Europe’s most valuable markets: Italy.
By accessing Italian markets with Italy virtual phone numbers, you enable your organization to be competitive in areas other business often overlook. These numbers open your business up to the newest developments in virtual locations, virtual offices, and the possibilities of cloud computing.
In this article, we’ll take a look at what Italy virtual phone numbers are, how to subscribe to services with United World Telecom, and we’ll look at some key stats about why Italy may just be the right target market for your business’ expansion efforts.
What are Italy Virtual Phone Numbers?
As mentioned in the introduction, Italian virtual numbers enable your business to freely communicate with customers and clients in Italy without having to face a number of obstacles in trying to access Italian markets. Some of these obstacles can include:
- Service providers blocking calls for their customers that occur outside of their service territory
- Callers receiving long-distance fees for reaching your business (even if you have a domestic toll free number)
- The preference of those based in Italy that simply want to do business only with domestic businesses within their country and/ or region.
- Italy virtual phone numbers circumvent these obstacles by using the newest Internet-based tech that puts callers in touch with your business by routing calls from your phone number (“destination phone number”) to the recipient’s digital device.
Benefits of Italy Virtual Phone Numbers
Italy virtual phone numbers come with many benefits that can greatly influence how you handle customers, as well as advertise and market more effectively.
First, Italy virtual numbers can work on any device that is Internet-enabled, such as a smartphone, laptop, desktop, and even landlines. Because Italy virtual phone numbers are controlled via an easy-to-use dashboard with an intuitive interface, your business can expect to have its upfront costs significantly reduced and employee training overheads kept at a minimum.
Second, Italy virtual phone numbers are available in a variety of types. For instance, you may want to extend a toll free phone number in Italian markets, which is possible with Italy toll free numbers (as well as UIFN numbers and ITFS numbers). For marketing in Italy, you may want to choose vanity numbers, which are phone numbers with a visually-appealing set of digits. By including this vanity number in your marketing (i.e. billboards, webpages, social media, etc.), you can gain an edge over businesses that neglect the visual component of their business. Also, local numbers are available in the major cities and regions of Italy, with the matching Italian country code (+39) and area/region codes that Italian citizens are comfortable with dialing.
Third, there is a wide selection of add-ons which can enhance how Italy virtual phone numbers work in your business. As an example, consider CallMeClick, a popular feature that enables those who visit your website on a mobile device to initialize a call with your organization via Italy virtual phone numbers simply by clicking on a button or link that you provide. There’s also time of day routing, which is exactly as it sounds: depending on your specifications, inbound calls can be routed to different destination phone numbers based on the time of the day. If your business is located in New York City and you wish to process calls from Rome — which is 6 hours ahead — you can have calls routed to a call center located in Italy or elsewhere to handle the call.
Of course, these examples are just a few of the benefits that come with Italy virtual phone numbers. Let’s take a look at how to get Italy virtual numbers from United World Telecom.
How to Get Italy Virtual Phone Numbers
Start at United World Telecom’s homepage at https://www.unitedworldtelecom.com/. Just for this example, click on the “Local Numbers” button to be redirected to the next webpage.
On the next webpage, there will be two categories of dropdown menus: “Select Your New Phone Number” and “Enter Your Destination Phone Number.” Starting with “Select Your New Phone Number,” click on the first dropdown menu and select “Italy (+39).”
After that, the next step is to select a number type, such as Toll Free (mobile accessible), Universal Toll Free (UIFN), or Geographic. Depending on the type of phone number you select, the next dropdown menu below will allow you to choose an available Italy virtual phone number or provide one upon activation. However, if you select Geographic, a submenu will appear with a list of over 100 regions and cities in Italy to choose from.
Now that you’ve selected your desired Italy virtual phone number, the next series of dropdown menus require you to enter the destination phone number, where calls from your Italy virtual phone number will ultimately be redirected. Simply enter in your country code and the remaining digits of the destination phone number. Once this process is completed, click the button below to either a) use a free trial or b) view paid subscription plans.
After that, you will be provided with a series of payment plans (from new business to enterprise rates), optional features (like call recording, SMS messaging), and an option to add outbound calling. Once this is completed, the payment process with United World Telecom is relatively straightforward for anyone familiar with online transactions, which includes:
- Contact information
- Account type
- Billing and payment methods
Last, you’ll be given the option to review your purchase to ensure that the information is correct, review the terms and conditions, as well as allow you to purchase more Italy virtual phone numbers.