Cloud telephone numbers

With Number People, your business can get a FREE cloud telephone number for any city or town in the UK. Many customers only shop locally, or don’t want to call a mobile or international number, so with our FREE cloud telephone numbers your business can have that community feel whist being able to answer the calls anywhere in the world!

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How do cloud telephone numbers work?

Often called virtual local numbers, STD area codes or geographic numbers, Number People can supply cloud telephone numbers for any UK town or city. Our cloud phone numbers are not attached to a physical telephone line and are virtual cloud based numbers, meaning you don’t have to be physically located in a particular area to benefit from using a cloud phone number in that areas’ STD area code.

Your business may be based in Birmingham, but if you want to offer the same services to people based in Wolverhampton, Telford or even London – then it’s as simple as ordering a new cloud phone number for that area!

Once you have chosen your new cloud telephone numbers/s, we just need to know where you would like this number to ring. You can forward calls to any UK or international landline or Mobile number – or a combination of numbers – in fact you can forward the calls to up to 10 destinations, perfect if you have a team of people that could answer the call.

If you ever need to make changes to the call forwarding set up for your cloud based number, or want to order more local telephone numbers, then this can be done online at any point with our simple to use online portal.

Number People don’t charge you for your new cloud telephone numbers, your 1st number with us will be absolutely free, and if you need to add any more numbers, they are just £1 per number per month.

You can even make outbound calls using your new Number People number as your outbound caller ID. This is done by adding a VoIP/SIP extension to your number, which would also allow you to receive calls for free. You can find out more about this outbound calling service here.

Cloud phone number costsCost
Cloud phone number upfront cost£0.00
Cloud phone number monthly fee£0.00
Cloud phone number activation fee£0.00
Unlimited bundle for 01,02,03 & 0843 number£10 per month
Unlimited bundle for 0800 number£20 per month
Pay as you go forward to UK landlines£0.015 (1.5p)
Pay as you go forward to UK mobiles£0.07 (7p)
Minimum call charge£0.01 (1p)
Calls rounded up to the nearest penny£0.01 (1p)
Contract duration0 months
Customer services/support (UK based)24/7/365
  • No initial or ongoing cost for our free local telephone numbers
  • Go UNLIMITED from just £10 per month – covers all of your forwarded calls to standard UK landlines or standard UK mobiles
  • Forward calls anywhere, within the UK or internationally
  • Add VoIP/SIP users @ £1 per month – receive calls free and make low cost outbound calls
  • VoIP/SIP users can call out displaying the new number as the outbound caller ID (CLI)
  • FREE Call Whisper Service – Activate Call Whisper and a message will be played to you (not the caller) before the call is connected, this allows you to recognise that the call is from your Number People number.
  • Allow customers, friends and family to contact you via a UK rate number even if your forwarding to international destinations
  • Top up as and when you need to – no monthly charges
  • No contracts or commitments
  • Instant number activation
  • Create a presence in any UK town or city
  • Target customers who only shop locally
  • Create a community feel to your business
  • Create a better service to customers who don’t like calling mobiles or international numbers
  • Use local numbers to advertise in the Yellow Pages, Thomson Directories, local newspapers & radio and other ‘local’ media
  • Create call stats showing you how many calls you’re receiving and from where in the UK
  • Ensure all calls are instantly answered by routing your number to the appropriate landline or mobile
  • Keep your 01/02 number for life (even if you relocate)
  • Built-in disaster recovery – re-route your calls even if your landlines go down

Get a number for any UK area

Choose from around 1 million FREE virtual phone numbers for any UK town or city.

Get a national 0843 or local rate 033 or freephone 0800 number!

Answer calls anywhere

Forward calls on your existing number anywhere.

From 1.5p per minute

or answer calls on any mobile, PC or laptop device using any app.

Unlimited for just £1 per month

Supercharge your landline number from just £1 extra / month

Our bolt-on Pro features mean that you can
supercharge your number with:

  • Personalised voicemail
  • Customised Auto Attendant Menus
  • Call greetings
  • Call Recording
  • Customised Music on Hold
  • Plus much more…

Speedy set-up

With no hassle or fuss you can quickly activate a telephone number of your choice with no upfront payment

Low call rates

Divert to landlines for 1½ppm. Mobiles for just 7ppm. 0800 numbers cost an additional 7½ppm.

Pre pay

Top up as and when you need to, or opt for your balance to be topped up automatically – it’s up to you!

No contract

No contract ties, commitments or initial payment required

Mobile portal

Make instant changes, view balance, top up and add more numbers via our mobile portal

Free trial

No initial payment required – test your number for free before you need to top up