Virtual landline number
With Number People, your business can get a FREE virtual landline 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 virtual local phone numbers your business can have that local feel whist being able to answer the calls anywhere in the world!

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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

How do virtual landline numbers work?

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

Once you have chosen your new virtual landline number 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 both - 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 virtual landline number, or want to order more virtual 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 virtual number, your 1st number with us will be absolutely free, oh 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 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.

Virtual landline phone number costsCost
Virtual landline number upfront cost£0.00
Virtual landline number monthly fee£0.00
Virtual landline 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

last updated 3-7-18 at 13:00 by Ruth

  • No initial or ongoing cost for our FREE virtual landline 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)
  • 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 virtual landline 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 virtual landline 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 virtual landline number to the appropriate landline or mobile
  • Keep your 01/02 virtual landline number for life (even if you relocate)
  • Built-in disaster recovery – re-route your calls even if your landlines go down
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

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