virtual telephone numbers

what do you get?

More flexible than a fixed line number, simply take your number with you if you move premises.
Improve business responsiveness by delivering customer enquiries to the right place, the first time, using our comprehensive call routing services.
Access real-time call stats showing how many calls you receive and from where
All our numbers can be diverted to a UK landline, a mobile or even overseas. The destination number can then be changed at any time by just getting in touch.
Built-in disaster recovery – redirect calls to an alternative site or contact if your phone lines go down.

Have you got a virtual number with another provider already? No problem, give us a call and lets talk about moving your number to Noise.

Your options

UK Local Numbers

Local Numbers allow your business to appear local to any town or city in the UK. Because the numbers are ‘virtual’, you don’t need to be physically based in the associated town or city to use them – unlike normal landlines.

This is a great option for companies who want to expand without the cost and hassle of opening a new office, or where callers are looking for local suppliers – such as taxis, tradesmen or couriers. The cost to your callers is the same as ringing any fixed landline number, and calls are also included in inclusive calling packages.

  • Give the impression of having multiple offices, making your business appear larger
  • Also called Local Presence, STD Codes or Geographic (geo) numbers
  • Target customers who only shop locally

UK Wide Numbers

03 numbers have been introduced as an alternative to 08 numbers to improve the trust and confidence in UK phone numbers. Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than calls to 01 or 02 numbers.

A great advantage of 03 numbers is that they give companies a national presence as well as giving small businesses the image of being much larger than they are.

  • Numbers starting 030 are designed for use only by public bodies and not for profit services
  • Numbers starting 033 can be used by any organisation
  • Numbers starting 034 and 037 are available to anyone currently using 084 or 087 numbers
  • Calls to 03 numbers are included in most inclusive calling plans, so are effectively free for your customers to call

UK Freephone

0800 and 0808 numbers are instantly recognised as Freephone numbers and encourage existing and potential customers to call you at no charge to them – the receiving party pays for the cost of the call. Research shows that using Freephone numbers can significantly increase sales enquiries.

Separate numbers can be used in marketing campaigns to measure which campaigns are more successful than others.

  • The most popular type of customer-friendly contact number
  • 080 numbers are non-geographic so people won’t judge you on location
  • Increase the number of sales enquiries you receive
  • Enable customers to call you for free from all UK landlines and mobiles


UK Non Geographic

Noise offers a range of 08 numbers – 0845, 0844, 0870 and 0871. Depending on the volumes of calls you receive and the number chosen, having an 08 number could give your business an extra revenue stream.

From the 1st July 2015, Ofcom introduced new rules for companies offering 08 numbers as the way to contact them. The rules are designed to make the cost of calling them clearer to consumers.

Costs to call these numbers are now made up to 2 parts – a Service Charge and an Access Charge. The Service Charge is regulated and set by the phone company that operates the number, and the Access Charge is an unregulated pence per minute cost set by caller’s phone company. When advertising or promoting these types of 08 numbers, you must display the Service Charge. The recommended format is ‘Calls cost Xp per minute plus your phone company’s Access Charge’.

International freephone

Become an international business overnight and offer your overseas customers a free to call number to contact you. Also known as Toll Free Numbers, Noise can provide numbers in over 100 countries. Toll free numbers enhance trust between you and your customers – it shows you’re sensitive to their needs, whilst giving your business the feel of a multinational organisation.

We can also source Universal Freephone numbers (UIFN) which is a single toll free number accessible from multiple countries.

  • Boost enquiries and increase sales
  • Have a presence overseas without the cost of setting up a physical office
  • No barriers to international customers calling you

International Local

Make it easy for your overseas customers and clients to contact you by providing a number to call that they recognise. Also known as DDIs or DIDs, Noise can provide numbers in more than 55 countries and 8000 cities, allowing you to have a presence in-country without having a physical office.

Additional information may be needed for some numbers due to regulation – when required we’ll let you know.

  • Customers are more likely to call a local number than an international one
  • Callers are charged at local rates, so they know how much it costs to contact you
  • Expand your reach in foreign markets