How to set up an 1800 number?
You will be given access to an online portal. From this portal, you can manage all your 1800 numbers, configure which numbers they are redirected to and monitor all incoming traffic with live statistics.
Why should I use 1800 numbers?
Increasing incoming communication
They say all communication is good for business. What’s more certain, is that if a potential customer refuses to call because of the expense, it’s bad for business. An 1800 number gives you a competitive edge over any rival who’s not providing a free-to-call option.
For sales and marketing campaigns, they encourage both prospects and customers to contact a business over using traditional phone numbers.
Providing live statistics and easy management
1800 numbers are perfect for campaigns that need tracking. If you’re running adverts and want to know the success of your campaign, live statistics in the portal will provide instant reporting.
From the portal, you’ll also be able to manage where an 1800 number is routed. Destination numbers can be changed easily or automatically if you’re on the road or are about to finish for the day.
Creating a national presence
Perception can play a large part in the decision-making process. If a business looks regional or too small, it might not be able to fulfil all my needs.
Freephone numbers promote a national presence and allow you to market your services outside of a fixed location. With most organisations now active online, it creates a centralised, national number available to everyone.
1800 numbers are flexible
Freephone numbers can be set up and discontinued very quickly. If you have a short marketing campaign, you’re not tied to the number forever.
How do I call an 1800 number from the UK?
To call an Irish freephone number from a UK landline or mobile.
- Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK this is 00 or ‘+’ from mobiles.
- Enter the country code for Ireland 353
- For example, to dial 1800 91 1800 would be 00 353 1800 91 1800