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Number People provide FREE telephone numbers for business of all sizes

When starting or expanding a business there’s plenty to organise. The hassle of spending time and money on installing a new BT line just to get a new telephone number is probably the last thing that you need. Getting a new telephone number to advertise on your website, van, business cards etc should be hassle free, quick and low cost, which is why people choose their business telephone number from Number People.

Number People provide FREE telephone numbers for business of all sizes. We provide phone numbers FREE for any UK area code, or if you prefer then choose one of our FREE 0333, 0843 or 0800 freephone numbers instead.

The traditional way of getting a phone number

Traditionally, if you wanted a new phone number for your business then you had to go through a lengthy process with BT, pay an installation fee, wait for a number of weeks and then be tied into a contract which cost over £15 per month for the line. All in all a pretty slow, inefficient and expensive way of getting a telephone number.

The Number People way

Number People are different. We supply the UK with FREE telephone numbers that have instant online activation, no upfront fees, no monthly charges, no contracts, low call forwarding rates and we even give you trial credit to test the number.

Number People supply FREE telephone numbers to the communications industry and directly to the public. We have a choice of tens of thousands of FREE telephone numbers including –

  • 0800 freephone numbers
  • 0843 non geographic phone numbers
  • 033 non geographic phone numbers
  • Local telephone numbers across every STD dialling code in the UK

Use with a VoIP/SIP extension

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 the telephone number, this will also mean that you can forward calls into the VOIP/SIP and bypass any call forwarding charges! You can find out more about this outbound calling service here.

Why have a landline number?

You don’t have to advertise a landline number for your business, but advertising a mobile number can make you look temporary and less trustworthy than someone who advertises a landline number. It’s a simple fact that people trust businesses that advertise a landline number more than someone advertising their mobile, it just makes you look more permanent and secure, and will probably help you to get more business.

Advertising your home number for business?

If you advertise your home number, then you not only compromise your home life, but what happens when your kids answer the phone to a potential customer? Doesn’t sound good does it.

What’s the catch?

There really isn’t a catch when you order a FREE telephone number with Number People. You only pay a fair, low rate for forwarding your calls to either a mobile or a landline, free forwarding to your VoIP/SIP extension, or a mix of up to 5 destinations.

Who can order a FREE telephone number?

Anyone of any age can order a FREE telephone number from Number People. You don’t need to be a registered business and because there is no commitment or contract, you can use the number for as little or as long as you want it. Whether you want a phone number for your business, or just to advertise something in a paper or online, then our FREE telephone numbers are the perfect solution for you.

Best service by far

We believe in offering a fair and flexible service, and that’s exactly what you get. No contracts, no monthly costs, and you only pay for what you use. Top up call credit cost from only £5 after you use your free trial credit.

If you look at our competitors then you might find hidden charges, upfront costs and packages that might look good at first, but commit you to spending a larger amount than you probably need to.

How to get your new free telephone number

Getting a new telephone number is very easy and activation is instant and free.

  1. Visit our website and click on choose your area code. You can choose from either a 0843, 0800, 03 or a full list of all UK area codes.
  2. Once you have chosen your area code or prefix, you then just need to select from the drop down list of available numbers for that dialling code.
  3. Next, complete the boxes with your destination number to forward your inbound calls to, your name and email address so that we can send you a link to verify your account and activate your new telephone number.
  • Establish a local presence in any region of the UK, with no physical presence required
  • Forward calls to mobiles, landlines, international numbers and VoIP/SIP users, or a mix of all
  • Go UNLIMITED from just £10 per month - covers all of your forwarded calls to standard UK landlines or standard UK mobiles
  • Add VoIP/SIP users @ £1 per month - receive calls free and make low cost outbound calls
  • 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.
  • Gain trust with local customers – important for services like taxis or tradespeople.
  • Choose from around 1 million Ofcom allocated virtual phone numbers
  • Memorable numbers in every UK area code from £5 per month
  • FREE 0800 Freephone numbers
  • FREE 0843 National numbers
  • FREE 033 Local numbers
  • FREE instant online activation
  • NO monthly charges
  • FREE trial credit, then pay-as-you-go from £5
  • LOW call rates - only 1.5p to UK landlines/7p UK mobiles
  • Works with any landline or mobile phone
  • VoIP/SIP users can call out displaying the new number as the outbound caller ID (CLI)
  • Forward calls to up to 5 UK or international destinations
  • Easy to use, self service customer web portal for 24/7 access
  • UK based customer service and support
Talk Plans

When you activate your free account you will automatically be on the STANDARD plan. To change talk plan simply purchase a bundle via the online portal.
Talk plan bundles last for 30 days with no contract or minimum period.

Unlimited call forwarding

Unlimited Call Forwarding for your new number for just £10 per month*

International call forwarding

Get a UK number which can be forwarded virtually anywhere in the world

Make outbound calls

Make outbound calls using your new number as your caller ID

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


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Absolutely excellent service. I would recommend this company to anyone who needs a virtual phone number. They even went the extra mile in spending hours helping me to set up my VoIP phone to configure it to receive and make calls, and were happy to answer any queries I had. Absolutely fantastic support cannot recommend enough. Well done guys!

Ian – Easy and very quick to set up

Easy and very quick to set up. Loved that there are no upfront or recurring costs so a low risk option for start-ups with flexible options.

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The very best and the cheapest !
After endless searching of considerably more expensive companies I came across “The Number People”.
Their system exactly fills my requirements in every way from costs to an amazing memorable number that was free.
Telephone customer care is also second to none


Why have a virtual telephone number?

In surveys, people say that businesses that advertise a mobile number are judged to be less reliable and less reputable than businesses that use a landline number.

Virtual phone numbers are a great way to give your company the image of being a larger and more reliable business, even without ever needing an actual landline.