You will soon find out that there are several types of phone numbers to choose from; from the good-old geographic to toll-free and all sorts and ranges in-between. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, which is right for your company? Before jumping into the number jungle, we will shed some light on the various options to choose from.
In a series of 5 articles we will cover each one of them:
Let’s start off with geographical numbers, which is how telephone numbers were originally set up. These are local numbers that begin with an area code that is linked to a geographic location, such as a city. Today’s technology enables calls made to a geographic number to be routed to a different location. The number is no longer bound to the location of the area code making it more versatile and easier to use. So far from a technology point of view. Nonetheless, local legislation could prohibit such use. For compliance reasons, you’d better be well informed about such restrictions.