0161 Manchester Phone Number

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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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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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Unlimited call forwarding

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

International call forwarding

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Make outbound calls

Make outbound calls using your new number as your caller ID

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.

Low Cost

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
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.

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

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.

Other reasons to get an 0161 Manchester virtual phone number FREE from Number People

Look more professional

Statistics show that people who advertise landline phone numbers are perceived to be more trustworthy than people advertising using a mobile phone number.

Number People 0161 Manchester virtual phone numbers give the appearance of having a landline phone or office, which makes your business appear to be better established and more reliable than people who do not advertise an 0161 landline number.

In short, using an 0161 virtual phone number number for advertising your business makes your business look better established and should bring you more customers.

Answer more calls

The problem with normal landlines or mobile phones is that you cannot distribute inbound properly, or people hear the engaged tone.

Using an 0161 Manchester virtual phone number from Number People means that you are able to distribute inbound calls to your 0161 virtual phone number to us to 10 different locations.

Setting up your inbound call distribution for your 0161 virtual phone number is simple and done via our online web portal.

You can add up to 10 different destination telephone numbers which will ring at the same time for all call traffic to your 0161 virtual phone number.

Our online portal means that you are able to update the call routing for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number at any time by simply logging in on either your PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.

Get more business in your own local area

You are based within the Manchester 0161 area

Target new clients that are typically looking for services in the Manchester or Greater Manchester area, such as garages or dentists, or other industries that require the need for face to face meetings.

You won’t need to go to the expense of arranging the installation of another fixed 0161 telephone line, simply select your Manchester 0161 virtual phone number and set the destination phone numbers that you would like your calls to be transferred to, which can include a mix of up to 10 mobiles and landlines.

Be in Manchester, without actually being in Manchester

If you are located in or around the Greater Manchester area and would like to have a better visibility across the area then you might wish to have more local telephone numbers for each of the local areas. This is good for services that people select because of being seen as ‘local’.

Having multiple phone numbers in the region will allow you to advertise in multiple areas and target people who are specifically looking for local services, allowing you to advertise to a larger market. Having a telephone number in the 0161 or nearby prefix will give the impression that you are based nearby or have a regional office in that area.

Be local, without being local

You are based in the UK, but nowhere near the Manchester 0161 area.

Number People not only supply 0161 Manchester virtual phone number but can also supply virtual phone numbers for the rest of the country. This enables you to have a virtual presence in any UK location without needing to have a physical office there.

Measure your advertising and marketing campaigns

Check that your advertising is working by checking statistics.

When running a new advertising campaign, you can choose another Manchester 0161 virtual phone number just for this campaign. This way when someone calls the new Manchester 0161 virtual phone number, the call is registered as a call record and using the online web portal you will be able to see how many calls were a direct result of that particular campaign.

Other reasons to get Manchester 0161 virtual phone number include:

  • Keep your virtual 0161 Manchester virtual phone number if you move
  • Keeping your existing phone numbers private
  • Giving a professional impression instead of advertising mobile numbers
  • Making sure that you never miss another call by having more people in your call distribution list to make sure that the call is answered.

0161 Manchester virtual phone numbers

You can create a virtual office in Manchester by forwarding your 0161 Manchester phone calls to your existing mobile phone or landlines. You don’t need to actually be based in Manchester to use an 0161 virtual phone number and have a local presence in Manchester.

Manchester 0161 virtual phone numbers are also known as:

  • 0161 Manchester smart numbers
  • 0161 Manchester ghost numbers
  • 0161 Manchester DDI numbers
  • 0161 Manchester virtual numbers
  • 0161 Manchester call forwarding numbers
  • 0161 Manchester call divert numbers
  • 0161 Manchester routing numbers
  • 0161 Manchester ring to numbers
  • 0161 Manchester regional numbers
  • 0161 Manchester smart numbers

How do I get a Manchester 0161 virtual phone number?

Getting a Manchester 0161 virtual phone number is very easy and activation is instant and free.

  1. Click on the list of available Manchester 0161 virtual phone numbers and either select an 0161 number or click on the forward arrow to see more 0161 numbers to choose from.
  2. Once you are happy with your Manchester 0161 virtual phone number, click on the "DONE" button.
  3. Next, complete the 4 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 the Manchester 0161 virtual phone number.
  4. To finish simply set a password that will be used when logging in to the online portal.

Online Web Portal

The online web portal is optimised to use on mobile phones and allows you to do the following-

  • Update the destination call routing for your virtual 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • Add more destination phone numbers for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • View call statistics for your virtual 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • View call records for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • Download call records as a CSV file for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • Add more virtual 0161 Manchester virtual phone numbers
  • Add other virtual regional, 0800 freephone or 0843 non geographic virtual phone numbers
  • Top-up call forwarding credit for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • Set the auto Top-up facility to make sure you never run out of call forwarding credit for your virtual 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • View invoices for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number
  • View, edit and update your personal details
  • Cancel your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number

Free trial

Number People give you a free trial with every 0161 Manchester virtual phone number.

We give you up to 4 minutes of free calls for testing purposes, allowing you to pick a number and test it without ever paying a penny, or giving out card details.

With Number People you can set up and activate an 0161 Manchester virtual phone number in less than a minute, which is probably the quickest, simplest and least cost way of getting an 0161 Manchester virtual phone number in the industry.


Number People offer customer support via the following methods:

  • Online support ticket system - click on SUPPORT from our website
  • Live Chat - click on the chat icon on our website
  • If you cannot access either of these methods then call us on 03333 444211 and one of our customer services advisors will be happy to help

Want more numbers?

Number People do not limit the amount of virtual phone number you can use. Adding more virtual phone numbers is simple and costs just £1 each to activate with no monthly fees.

With Number People you can add:

Call Credit

When you initially activate your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number, we give you up to 4 minutes of calling credit. This allows you to test your 0161 virtual phone number so that you can see how simply everything works.

After this you will need to top up your call credit in order to pay for the cost of forwarding the inbound calls from your 0161 Manchester number on to the destination phone numbers that you select.

You can top up call credit for your 0161 Manchester virtual phone number by visiting the online portal. Call credit is available from only £5 and does not expire.

If you decide to add more 0161 Manchester virtual phone numbers or any other virtual phone numbers then these will all share the same call credit.


Want to resell 0161 Manchester virtual phone numbers to your clients?

Simply book each client an account on our website with either an 0161 Manchester virtual phone number or any other type of virtual phone number and then use our simple CDR download in order to bill your clients.

All types of people like to resell virtual 0161 Manchester numbers, including:

  • Telecoms resellers
  • IT companies
  • PC repair companies
  • Signwriters
  • Accountants
  • Printers
  • And many more….

In fact pretty much any business that deals with customers who might currently advertise their mobile phone number.

Page updated 2017-06-02 10:00:53 by Alan