Monday 24 February 2014

Our solutions for pop up and mobile businesses

At Brayford Numbers we love pop up and mobile businesses - food vans, florists, beauty, retail, restaurants, ping pong, club nights (to name but a few).

If you aren't in a permanent space or are constantly on the go that doesn't mean that you are only left with your mobile number to advertise your business with.

Here at Brayford we have more professional-looking options for you guys:

What about an 0800 number pointing to your mobile for you foods vans? This means that wherever you are parked customers will presume you are local, which increases your chance for repeat business. Also, with online call stats you will be able to measure the success of your vehicles placement or any advertising/social media campaigns you run. 

Nail technicians that pop up in different stores from time to time - how about a virtual local number for your website that you can point to your mobile when you are a resident in someone else's store so you never miss bookings?

A local number is also a great option for restaurants who are popping up, especially in places far from their fixed premises or that may not have fixed phone lines. Point your virtual local number to the mobile of a staff member on site for a convenient way to take bookings and attract locals when advertising. 

If you are only going to pop up for a little while we fully support that. No 12-24 month contracts here. All we need is 30 days notice and we will cancel your number. 

Are 0800 numbers free from mobiles?

No... BUT they soon will be!

According to Ofcom, from June 2015 onwards 0800 numbers will be free to call from mobiles.

Now is the time to purchase an 0800 number!


Digital Spy

Tuesday 11 February 2014

Why call package deals aren't as good as they seem...

The reason we don't offer call package deals is simply this:

Say you set up an 0800 number with a £10 per month call package. In the first month you forward your calls to your mobile and receive 5 calls at 2 minutes each. That's 10 minutes and a charge of £10. You are being charged £1 a minute!

Our call charges are 8ppm + VAT to a mobile = 96p (incl. VAT) in this exact case.

That's a saving of £9.04 on your call charges! 

Also, most of the time call packages mean contracts. If you carried on with this volume of calls for the rest of the year your total charges would be £120. We would have charge you just £11.52 (incl. VAT).

You could have saved £108.48.

At Brayford Numbers we believe in fair charges based only on what you use.