A virtual number, also known as Direct inward dialing (DID) or access number without a directly associated with physical telephone line. Usually these numbers are programmed to forward incoming calls to one of the pre-set telephone numbers, chosen by the client:
A virtual private number is a telephone number that forwards incoming calls to any of a of pre-set telephone numbers. These are also called a follow me number or Virtual telephone number or in the UK personal numbers
In case of alap phone, we have developed the system such that one can integrate their virtual phone lines to the Alap phone app and they can carry it anywhere in the globe to receive calls.
The availability (and acceptable use) of virtual phone numbers is subject to the regulatory situation in the issuing country.
Applications and example of use
- Businesses – A company located in china can have a phone number in New York or in London without paying for at foreign exchange lines.
- Individuals – Other popular users of international virtual numbers are migrants and travelers, who appreciate that their friends and family back home can contact them using a local call.
- Marketing – Some companies use virtual numbers for various marketing campaigns, or different media channels; this allows them to track which campaign or medium brings what kind of traffic.