Looking for a new 0161 Manchester virtual phone number? Pick one FREE today
Number People supply virtual phone numbers direct to the public and trade. With literally thousands of phone numbers to choose from, and with no monthly fees or setup charges, you can pick a free telephone number and have it ready to work within minutes.
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Just raise a support ticket, selecting the option to port a number in, and we will do the rest
Porting numbers in typically takes around 14 days
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You can answer calls on your mobile or landline, VoIP, or both. Just click to select
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999 Registration details for UK based customers
When using VoIP you need to register your address for 999 services. This information is sent directly to the UK 999 emergency services and used in the case that you dial 999. This information can be edited later via the portal but address registration is mandatory to comply with Ofcom regulations
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Why have a 0161 virtual phone number?
Starting a new business venture? Need an 0161 phone number for advertising in Manchester? Want to track your call statistics?
There are loads of reasons why people in the Manchester area use Number People for their 0161 virtual phone number, from new business startups to advertising in a local paper. Whenever you need an 0161 virtual phone number, speak to Number People.
What is a virtual phone number?
0161 Manchester virtual phone numbers are telephone number ranges that are allocated by Ofcom in exactly the same manner as standard BT 0161 numbers.
ST virtual phone numbers live in the cloud instead of pointing to a BT phone line and are therefore more portable and calls are easily forwarded to any other mobile or landline telephone numbers.
How does it work?
When you receive a call on your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number the call is automatically forwarded by our network to the telephone numbers of your choice.
Standard BT 0161 phone numbers are only able to handle one call at a time. 0161 virtual phone numbers from Number People can handle lots of calls simultaneously.
Number People 0161 virtual phone numbers allow you to distribute your calls across multiple sites or workers and because your customer will never hear an engaged tone again, you will never miss another important call.
Stats management is also available for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number via the mobile optimised web portal, allowing you to see the call history as well as call statistics for your 0161 number.
Call forwarding rates are from only 1.5p per minute.
Number People are one of the simplest and lowest cost telephone providers in the industry, with no monthly fees, no upfront costs and no package prices for your 0161 virtual phone number.
- No initial or ongoing cost for our free local telephone numbers
- 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
- 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 geo 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 your FREE 0161 Manchester virtual telephone number today
- £0 per number per month rental
- £0 upfront cost
- NO card details needed
- Instant activation
- Free call credit for testing
- Forward calls to a landline for 1.5p per minute
- Forward calls to a mobile for 7p per minute
- No minimum term
- No contract
- No commitment
- Top up your account from just £5
- Auto topup so you never run out of credit
- Mobile optimised online web portal
- Access call forwarding management online 24/7/365
- Call statistics via the online portal
- Make your business look local
- No engaged tones
- Never miss another call
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.
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 ties, commitments or initial payment required
Make instant changes, view balance, top up and add more numbers via our mobile portal
No initial payment required - test your number for free before you need to top up
Unlimited call forwarding from only £10 per month
Take away the stress of topping up and worrying about running out of call credit and go unlimited today.
Unlimited call forwarding from Number People gives you unlimited call forwarding to standard UK landlines and mobiles.
Confidently answer as your business
Call whisper is a free service that allows you to easily distinguish between business and personal calls, so you can confidently answer calls in your business name.
Calls coming from your 0161 virtual phone number can play an announcement before connecting the call, so you can easily tell that it’s a business call.
VoIP calling using your 0161 virtual phone number
Make outbound calls using our VoIP calingl service. Calling out using VoIP is simple and hassle free using our easy to install soft phone.
VoIP calling allows you to activate as many users as you need to call out displaying your 0161 virtual phone numbers the outbound caller ID, as well as being able to call each other free using their individual extension numbers.