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South Africa Virtual Phone Numbers

Expand to Africa with +27 South Africa phone numbers
  • Enjoy high-quality international and local calls to target African markets at low rates.
  • Use your South Africa number on any device–desktop, laptop, or smartphone–from any location.
  • Optimize call handling with features like IVR, smart routing, local ringback tones, etc.
  • Secure a virtual local presence in Africa with no contracts or setup fees
south africa virtual phone numbers

South Africa is a gateway to the African continent and offers robust opportunities in sectors like mining, manufacturing, services, and tourism. Its strategic location, developed infrastructure, commitment to political stability, and regulatory reforms make it an attractive destination for business investments and expansions.

South Africa virtual phone numbers—like toll-free numbers and local numbers—empower businesses to establish a virtual presence in one of Africa's largest and most influential markets. With virtual numbers, enjoy the flexibility to connect with local customers while managing operations from anywhere in the world.

Get a South Africa Virtual Phone Number for Your Business

Virtual phone numbers are cloud-based numbers that send calls over internet connections instead of traditional phone lines. This means your business can virtually enter the South African market without opening local offices.

Simply use an SA phone number and forward incoming calls to your support centers wherever they are located. With international call forwarding, advanced routing, IVR, and other telephony features, virtual numbers make international communication cost-effective and efficient.

Types of Available Phone Numbers for South Africa

United World Telecom is the most trusted provider of international phone numbers in South Africa. We offer the following South Africa number types:

  • South Africa Toll-Free Numbers are available with the (800) prefix and free to call from any location in South Africa, but are not reachable from outside the country. They are also mobile-accessible.
  • South Africa Local 2-Way Numbers are local phone numbers with local area codes like Cape Town (21), Johannesburg (10) and can be used for inbound and outbound calling.
  • South Africa National Numbers with the (087) prefix are reachable from the entire country
  • South Africa Local / Geographic Numbers come with local area codes like Cape Town (21), Johannesburg (10), etc.

How Much Does a South Africa Phone Number Cost?

Our South Africa virtual phone numbers start at $12.95/month. Choose from our 5 different South Africa virtual phone number plans.

South Africa Phone Number Format

The South Africa phone number format includes the SA country code (+27), toll-free or area codes, and the 6-7-digit subscriber number.

The South Africa toll-free number format: 0800 xxx-xxx.

The South Africa local number format: +27 21 xxx-xxxx*.
*Cape Town area code (21)

How Long Does it Take to Get a South Africa Virtual Number?

South Africa numbers are available for fast activation, in most cases 1-2 business days.

Additionally, know-your-customer documentation may be required to get a South Africa virtual number. The sooner you provide accurate documentation, the sooner we can activate your phone number.

Advantages of Using South Africa Virtual Numbers

Investing in a South Africa virtual number offers numerous benefits that can transform the way you do business internationally:

  • Local Presence: Establish a local presence in South African cities like Johannesburg, Cape Town, or Durban without the high costs associated with setting up a physical office.
  • Cost Efficiency: Significantly reduce your call costs and avoid international calling fees for your customers with toll-free and local numbers, making it easier for them to reach you.
  • Enhanced Features: Benefit from advanced features such as call forwarding, voicemail to email, and call recording to streamline your communications and improve customer service.
  • Flexibility and Mobility: Manage calls from anywhere using your mobile phone, desktop, or web application.
  • Scalability: Easily scale your operations up or down without the need for significant infrastructure investments. Virtual phone numbers can grow with your business.

Telecom Scene: Telephone Numbers in South Africa

The telecommunications sector in South Africa is among the most advanced on the continent. The local regulatory authority, the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), ensures fair practices and competition. It is instrumental in maintaining a favorable environment for the use of virtual phone numbers and other telecommunications services.

The country is served by several major telecom carriers, including Vodacom, MTN, and Telkom, which offer extensive coverage and reliable service. United World Telecom works with local operators in South Africa to bring you local phone numbers with affordable pricing and high voice quality. We have been providing reliable virtual phone numbers to global and multinational businesses since 1996.

Whether you’re looking to enhance customer interaction, expand your reach, or streamline your operations, SA virtual phone numbers provide a cost-effective and practical solution. Get South Africa virtual numbers today or consult with our experts for more information.

Real-World Applications of SA Virtual Numbers

Companies across various industries leverage South Africa virtual phone numbers to enhance their operations:

Customer Support — Set up a local customer service number to provide support to your South African customers, helping them feel more connected to your brand. Forward calls to your main support center, wherever it is located.

Sales and Marketing — Sales teams can use local phone numbers on outbound calls to increase trust and response rates among South African consumers.

Marketing — Use local phone numbers in marketing materials (social media, local events, advertisements, etc.) to track the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

Distributed Teams — Enable your remote and distributed workforce to have a local contact number, regardless of their physical location, improving collaboration.

Market Research — Conduct surveys and gather feedback from the South African market easily with a local number, gaining valuable insights into consumer behavior.

Get South Africa Virtual Numbers Today!

Get your South Africa virtual phone number today by signing up above! Want to learn more about our services? Call us at 1 (877) 898 8646 or chat with us online!

How to Get South Africa Virtual Phone Numbers?

You can buy a South Africa phone number from United World Telecom in two ways:

To purchase your numbers online, follow these steps:

  1. Visit our Pricing page.
  2. Search for South Africa or +27 from the left box.
  3. Choose Toll Free, National (Local 2-Way Voice) or Geographic.
  4. On the right, enter the forward-to destination.
  5. Note: The destination number can be changed at any time.
  6. Click on View Rates and choose from our five different plans.
  7. Add premium services, if desired — Call Recording, Outbound Calling, Voicemail Transcription, Rollover Minutes.
  8. Submit your order and verify application details.
How to get a South Africa virtual phone number

South Africa virtual numbers are phone numbers that transmit calls via the internet or “virtually” instead of traditional phone lines. This makes it possible to make and receive calls from any location and through any device.

The country code for South Africa phone numbers is (+27).

You can get different types of South Africa phone numbers for your business including South Africa toll-free, national, and local phone numbers.

South Africa virtual numbers use international call forwarding and VoIP to send and receive calls through the internet. Incoming calls are forwarded to the user’s desired location anywhere in the world.

Yes, you can use your South Africa virtual number from any location as long as you have a stable internet connection. You do not need to be located in South Africa to make and receive calls there.

Yes, you can get a virtual phone number for another country.

Virtual phone service providers like United World Telecom offer South Africa virtual numbers among other business phone numbers with quick activation times and advanced features.

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