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VoIPstudio Now Has Numbers in Russia!
Posted on: 2018-03-16 | Categories: VoIP Services
Is your business entering new markets? Do you want the benefits of having a local presence in every country you operate? VoIPstudio has you covered. We now offer numbers in Russia for your organization! Russia becomes the latest to join the always growing list of countries where VoIPstudio offers numbers.
VoIP – Location Independence
What does it mean for your business if VoIP studio is offering numbers in Russia? It comes down to yet another VoIP feature that enterprises often underestimate and overlook. Most people are aware that VoIP provides sophisticated call handling features, lower call rates, free internal calls etc. But alongside these much-publicized features, there are other lesser known ones.
One of these is the concept of virtual numbers. Before we get into what they are and how they can help organizations, we must take a look at the nature of VoIP technology.
One of the crucial benefits of using VoIP is that it does not depend on geographical location. Think back to when most of the world used landlines on the PSTN network. Your phone was connected to the network at a particular location. You can’t simply unplug your phone, take it somewhere else, plug it in, and expect it to work.
However, VoIP makes this exact scenario possible. The phone, and the number, you use is not confined to a specific address. If you have a mobile device, you can make an answer calls from anywhere. Even if you have a desk phone, you can plug the device into the appropriate outlet at a new location to make calls. The only requirement is that the phone should be connected to a data network.
What Are Virtual Numbers?
Virtual numbers are a consequence of location independence that VoIP offers. VoIP numbers are not tied to a particular location, which means the concept of area codes is obsolete. Just because a number starts with a particular code, doesn’t mean the user/device is actually there as well. It opens up a host of opportunities for enterprises.
Today, businesses can get VoIP numbers with any area code. Suppose an American company is trying to enter a new market like France. Normally, the company would have to open an office there and have it wired for telephones. Not with VoIP. Now the business can get a virtual number with the area code of any French city they want! The available area codes depend on the VoIP service provider, as not all of them can support every country in the world.
Virtual numbers are not just useful across international borders. Companies can use them locally, in their own country too. Thanks to the increasing volume of spam and robocalling, quite a few consumers don’t answer calls from an area they don’t recognize. So, there’s every possibility that your sales or customer service departments can’t reach clients when they need to. Thanks to virtual numbers, an organization can get a local presence without actually opening an office in every city. Most providers make it easy to buy and set up virtual numbers. Your business can begin using the new numbers within a few minutes.
What Can You Do with Virtual Numbers?
A business can use virtual numbers to indicate local presence to customers. They increase the odds of reaching out to potential clients for sales or marketing campaigns. Few people have corporate numbers in their contact list. But they are more likely to answer calls from unknown numbers if they recognize the area code.
Businesses can also use virtual numbers to help their users for inbound calls. Suppose a company doesn’t have offices in the UK but has customers there. What happens when they want to call about a problem or contact the sales department? They’ll have to incur long distance charges for every call. Virtual numbers can help with that. Customers in various countries can call a local number (to them), even if your offices are located outside the country borders.
Virtual numbers are also useful for targeted advertising campaigns. Let’s imagine a business wants to run two different advertisements to gauge which one produces better results. Each campaign can run with its own virtual number that accepts incoming calls. By measuring call volume at each end, the business can measure results without having to ask the customer which advertisement prompted them to call! After the campaign ends, the business can re-assign it to an employee or stop using it altogether.
Check out virtual numbers and see what they can do for your business. If you’ve been waiting to expand your business, now is the time to begin. VoIPstudio now offers numbers in various Russian cities for enterprises. Go here for a full list and the cost of adding one to your account today!