In this article, we will take a look at virtual phone numbers with rollover, benefits associated with them, and how to get them from United World Telecom.
What are Virtual Phone Numbers with Rollover?
First, rollover is a relatively simple concept. When you subscribe to virtual phone numbers with rollover through a payment plan from United World Telecom, you are allotted a certain amount of minutes per month to make and receive calls from your virtual phone number(s). When the month elapses, your minutes will reset and the unused minutes will expire.
However, by using virtual phone numbers with rollover, those unused minutes will be carried over to the next month (and won’t expire until 6 months have elapsed). Rollover minutes are accumulated when you don’t use all the minutes included in your international call forwarding plan. Rollover minutes accumulate every month and carry over from month to month for up to 6 billing periods.
As an example, let’s suppose you have a toll free number in Ireland with a call forwarding plan that has 500 minutes included. For one month, you only use 430 minutes, which leaves 70 unused minutes to accumulate from that month. If you don’t have virtual numbers with rollover, those minutes are lost; when you have virtual phone numbers with rollover, those 70 accumulated minutes will “roll” over to the next month and will apply to your account – even if you exceed your included monthly minutes for a particular plan.
Now that you’re aware of how virtual phone numbers with rollover work, let’s take a look at some of the benefits they can bring to your organization.
What are the Benefits of Virtual Phone Numbers with Rollover?
Rollover minutes are cost-effective, as there isn’t a rush to use minutes at the end of the month or let spent money go to waste. Businesses with constantly fluctuating call traffic consider rollover minutes an absolute necessity for their call forwarding service with United World Telecom. After all, during the slow seasons, your business can still offer a virtual phone number for your customers with uninterrupted access while saving minutes during the busy seasons. Instead of constantly buying more minutes and possibly facing service interruptions, virtual phone numbers with rollover offer a more streamlined way of measuring your inbound and outbound call flow that avoids purchasing spikes.
It should be noted that not every service provider offers virtual phone numbers with rollover. Many other companies offer discounted payment plans, but the main catch is that your monthly minutes that you don’t use will not rollover into the next month. This can be deceptive and may make you feel that you paid for a service that you didn’t use. Instead, by using United World Telecom’s rollover plan, what you pay for is what you get.
Also, virtual phone numbers themselves are a powerful technology with additional add-ons that can enhance your business model. For instance, you may want to use black & white lists to avoid spam callers (using blacklists) that can drain your minutes, while also enabling vital communication with whitelisted numbers to keep costs down. Another popular add-on is call recording, which enables important calls to be stored for later review – which can save rollover minutes used by reviewing specific conversations related to customer details, for example.
These are just a few of the many benefits associated with virtual phone numbers with rollover. Let’s take a look at how easy it is to get virtual phone numbers with rollover from United World Telecom.
How to Get Virtual Phone Numbers with Rollover
Begin the process by visiting United World Telecom’s homepage at: www.unitedworldtelecom.com. There, you’ll enter in specific information for your desired virtual phone number, including:
- Country code
- Number type
- And selecting an available virtual phone number (note: some virtual phone numbers will be provided upon activation)
Next, you’ll enter in your destination number, where calls will be forwarded to. This includes selecting the corresponding country code and remaining digits of your destination phone number, and then finalizing this part of the process by clicking “View Rates & Try for Free.”
After you’ve entered your desired virtual phone number and destination phone number, a list of payment plans will appear. Select the appropriate one that matches your intended usage and organization size.
Next, a list of add-ons and functions will appear. You’ll notice “Add Rollover Minutes” next to a checkbox, so click on that to add rollover minutes to your order to accumulate your unused minutes for the future. (Note: Rollover is only available for credit card and PayPal payment methods.).
From this point onward, the rest of the process is straightforward. You’ll enter in your contact information, billing and payment details, and check your order before agreeing to the Terms & Conditions. Once complete, a United World Telecom representative will contact you within 24 hours to answer any questions you may have about your virtual numbers with rollover minutes.