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What is a Virtual Number?

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What is a Virtual Number?

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It is almost like a toll free number except it does not start with 800 or 877 or 888 or 866. If someone calls it from a long distance location, they will be assessed long distance charges. But it is like a toll free number in the sense that it is not really tied to a specific location. Yes, it is tied to a specific PHONE, but not to a location. Let me see if I can clarify this further with some examples. Say you live in Chicago, so your VoIP phone has a local number like 773-xxx-xxxx. Nothing weird or strange about that, right? But now let’s say you have parents in Tampa and your wife’s sister in Denver, both of whom call you regularly but don’t like paying the long distance charges. So you get a VIRTUAL NUMBER for your home VoIP phone, one in Tampa and another one in Denver. What has happened? You are home in Chicago and can make and receive calls all day long when someone calls your normal Chicago number. But your parents in Tampa can call a LOCAL Tampa phone number and your VoIP pho

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It is a cost-effective way of adding a secondary line in another area code that transports or “forwards” the call to a primary line. It allows you to have a phone number in a city outside their local calling area to meet the needs of their customers.

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A virtual number is a second or third phone number that will ring in on the actual primary numbers line. This can benefit callers, who by dialing a local number to them, connect with your primary number without having to incur long distance charges.

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It is a cost-effective way of adding additional lines in another US/Canada area code that transports or “forwards” the call to a primary line. It allows the end users to have a phone number in a city outside their local calling area to meet the needs of their customers.

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A virtual number is a second or third phone number that will ring in on the primary number’s line. This can be very beneficial for users who want a presence (phone number) in another area. This will benefit callers who by dialing a local number to them, connect with your primary number without having to incur long distance charges. Advantages range from college kids being able to call back home with a local call to business people needing a phone number in a certain location for their customers.

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