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Virtual Phone Numbers

Get a virtual number in any toll-free or local area code and manage it online or from your mobile phone.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect virtual number, manage it entirely online or from your mobile phone. You can forward calls to any device, reroute them to another line, or direct them to a custom greeting or voicemail. This level of control and flexibility gives your business a distinctive advantage.

Get a virtual phone number

Virtual Phone Numbers

Get a virtual phone number

Get a virtual number in any toll-free or local area code and manage it online or from your mobile phone.

Once you’ve chosen the perfect virtual number, manage it entirely online or from your mobile phone. You can forward calls to any device, reroute them to another line, or direct them to a custom greeting or voicemail. This level of control and flexibility gives your business a distinctive advantage.

What is a virtual phone number?

A virtual phone number is a telephone number that doesn’t use old-school PSTN (public switched telephone network) copper wire landlines carry calls to a specific location or device. Instead, virtual numbers use cloud-based technology to route calls to your chosen devices anywhere. You can make and receive calls like a traditional phone number. The difference is that everything is managed online, offering greater flexibility and mobility.

What is a virtual phone number?

A virtual phone number is a telephone number that doesn’t use old-school PSTN (public switched telephone network) copper wire landlines carry calls to a specific location or device. Instead, virtual numbers use cloud-based technology to route calls to your chosen devices anywhere. You can make and receive calls like a traditional phone number. The difference is that everything is managed online, offering greater flexibility and mobility.

What types of virtual phone numbers are available?

Here at Unitel, we offer the following types of virtual business numbers:

  • Immediate Recognition: The 1-800 prefix is widely recognized as toll free number as it’s been around since the 1960s.
  • Brand Memorability: A vanity 800 number can spell out your brand name or a relevant word related to your service, making it easier for customers to remember how to reach you.
  • Professionalism: A vanity 800 number provides an aura of established presence and trustworthiness. It signals to your customers that you’re not just any business; you’re a professional one.
  • Enhanced Marketing: A vanity 800 number can be a centerpiece in your advertising and marketing campaigns. It’s a creative way to reinforce your brand’s image and message.
  • Accessibility: By using a toll free 1-800 number, you are signaling to customers that you are accessible and ready to serve them no matter where they are located.

What types of virtual phone numbers are available?

Here at Unitel, we offer the following types of virtual business numbers: 

  • Virtual Toll Free Numbers: Broaden your business outreach and establish a nationwide presence with our toll free area codes (888, 877, 866, 855, 844, or 833).
  • Virtual Vanity Numbers: Craft a unique identity with a customized phone number that aligns perfectly with your brand or echoes the value of your product or service.
  • Virtual 800 Numbers: Boost your business’s recognizability with the most iconic toll free number area code, “800“.
  • Virtual Local Numbers: Give your business a local footprint by choosing a number with an area code specific to your desired city.

How can I get a virtual phone number?

When you sign up for Unitel’s service, you can select your desired virtual phone number. This number can be local, toll-free, or a vanity number. Once selected, the number becomes your business’s main line. You can forward incoming calls to custom greetings, extensions, or voicemail or simply forward calls directly to your personal phone or any line you want.

How can I get a virtual phone number?

When you sign up for Unitel’s service, you can select your desired virtual phone number. This number can be local, toll-free, or a vanity number. Once selected, the number becomes your business’s main line. You can forward incoming calls to custom greetings, extensions, or voicemail or simply forward calls directly to your personal phone or any line you want.

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What You Need To Know About Getting a Virtual Number

1. What are the benefits of using a virtual phone number?

Virtual phone numbers provide numerous advantages to small business owners, including:

  • Flexibility: Answer and manage calls across all devices (smartphones, desk phones, softphones).
  • Mobility: Take your business anywhere; all you need is access to the internet.
  • Professionalism: Maintain a professional image with a dedicated business number.
  • Cost Savings: Avoid traditional phone lines’ expensive setup and maintenance costs.
  • Accessibility: Make and receive calls from anywhere, perfect for remote or global teams.
  • Scalability: Easily add new lines or numbers as your business grows.

2. Can a virtual phone number be local, toll free, or vanity?

Absolutely. Virtual numbers can be local phone numbers, giving your business a specific geographic identity. They can be toll free numbers, which give your business a nationwide presence — or they can be vanity numbers, which are easy-to-remember numbers great for marketing.

Unitel offers all three types of virtual numbers:

3. Can I transfer my business number to Unitel and use it as a virtual business phone line?

Yes, you can. Unitel provides number porting services that allow you to keep your business number when switching to our virtual phone services. The best part? Once you provide us with your information, we handle everything at no additional cost.

4. Can I forward calls from my virtual business phone number to another number?

Absolutely. With a virtual business number from Unitel, you can forward incoming calls to any other phone line or device you choose. This gives you the flexibility to take business calls on your cell phone, home phone, office phone, or even a computer with an internet connection.

5. Can I use a virtual business number on multiple devices?

Yes, you can. Since a virtual business number operates online, you can use it across various devices. All you need is the Unitel app and an internet or data connection, and you can access your virtual business phone number from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. 

Adding a 2nd virtual phone number to any device via the virtual phone number app is easy with Unitel. And you can do it on the cheap, just $4.99/month per number.

6. What happens to my virtual number if I don’t have an Internet connection?

No internet connection available? No problem. With Unitel, you can forward your virtual number to any existing phone line, be it an old-school landline, cell phone number, or another 10-digit North American phone number. Also, you can use the Unitel App if your smartphone has a cellular data signal. You can use Wi-Fi to make and receive calls but don’t need Wi-Fi.

7. Can I assign virtual phone numbers to my team members?

Yes, you can. With Unitel, you can assign your team members different virtual numbers (or employee extensions). This feature allows them to contact customers from their personal mobile phones without sharing their personal mobile phone numbers, providing privacy and helping your company look and sound more professional.

8. How much does a virtual phone number cost?

Unitel offers affordable pricing options, including a free local or toll-free virtual number with every plan, starting at $12.99 monthly. If you want to add extra numbers to your account, you can do so at any time for $4.99 per month per number.

9. How do I get a cheap virtual phone number?

If you are looking for an inexpensive virtual phone number service provider, you’ve come to the right place. With Unitel, you can buy a cheap virtual phone number online and use it on any device. Unitel’s affordable pricing options include a free local or toll-free virtual number with every plan, starting at $12.99 monthly. 

Again, if you want to add extra numbers to your account, you can do so at any time for $4.99 per month per number. For what you get, Unitel is one of the cheapest virtual phone number providers.

10. How do I get a free virtual phone number?

You might find a “free” virtual phone number option, but there’s always a catch. Here’s what those catches usually look like:

  • They’re for personal use only. 
  • You can’t use it for business purposes (read the terms).
  • Setup and support are completely do-it-yourself. 
  • There are hidden calling and feature limitations.
  • Call quality issues.
  • No professional greetings or auto attendant.
  • No service guarantee.
  • You don’t own your number.

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