If you’ve ever heard of virtual numbers, you are aware of how cost-effective they can be. Give just a few moments to show you that this is no joke. For those of us residing in a different country of origin, our friends and family may live very far away. To make this situation a bit more uncomfortable, let’s say that you don’t make a bunch of money. How are you going to keep in touch while keeping your costs low? You’d be surprised at how easily virtual numbers resolve this issue.
These allow you to have a local or home-town presence that makes it easier for friends and family to reach you. This call won’t cost them any more than it would if you resided locally. Many of you are probably shaking your heads in disbelief.
However, this technology saves millions of people millions of dollars, every year. Kids who have gone away to college and businesses that have physical locations or employees in different countries all take advantage of virtual numbers. So, where do you get a hold of these types of numbers for yourself?
Surprisingly, you can buy one of these numbers inexpensively. Many of the online instant messaging platforms and VoIP communications providers offer these numbers. For example, you can get a hold of a number on Skype or Google Voice, or with communications providers such as Vonage. And, luckily, these numbers often cost you a lot less than using traditional landlines.
The only thing I needed to learn was how to make a 911 call while using one of these numbers. Because these numbers are portable, the number is tied to the last address that you associated with the number. For example, if you signed up for your number at a particular address, when you move, your number is still connected with the previous address. After you port your number to a different location, you must be diligent about keeping your service provider informed of your new location. And should you have to call 911, remember that you must be prepared to give the operator your physical location address.
After I explained all of these perks to my friends and loved ones, they all have decided to get virtual numbers. This flexibility is wonderful, and the reduction in monthly expenses is an extra-added benefit. And, now, we don’t have to plan our phone calls at specific time of day, or on a particular day of the week. We just chat and talk, whenever we feel like it until we can’t gab any longer. Now, this is modern technology at its absolute best!