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How to get a business phone number
1. Choose a Phone Number
Pick a new business phone number or transfer an existing number to Talkroute.
2. Download Our Apps
Our desktop & mobile apps are available for MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, & Android.
3. Configure Your Settings
Customize your greetings, menus, extensions, voicemail, hours of operation, & more.
4. Manage Calls Anywhere
Route calls to wherever your business takes you: home, office or on the road.
What is a Business Phone Number?
Business phone numbers are dedicated numbers used by your customers to reach your organization and team members, increasing overall efficiency and productivity. Additionally, business phone numbers are often used in marketing campaigns to track advertising performance and other print materials such as brochures and business cards.
Talkroute provides toll free, vanity and local business phone numbers that can be used to route incoming calls to your desktops, smartphones and any other device with a 10 digit US or Canada based phone number. Each of our plans include a quantity of free business numbers and additional numbers can be added to any plan, at any time. Whether you need 1 number or 100, we have you covered!
Best of all, Talkroute’s business phone numbers are not associated to a specific location like traditional numbers. This means you can keep your numbers if you change your physical address and also register numbers in localities that you do not have a physical location. Allowing your business to have both a local and national presence.
Benefits of Business Phone Numbers
Here are few ways Talkroute’s phone numbers can help.
Business Call Forwarding
Talkroute’s business phone numbers are hosted in the cloud, providing you with flexible forwarding options. Our Call Forwarding gives you the ability to take your business calls anywhere. Whether you are at home, in the office or on the road, you can now receive business calls where ever your business takes you. You may route calls to multiple phones at the same time, in a specific order and even create custom forwarding schedules.
Department & Team Extensions
Whether you have 1 employee or 100, you can create Extensions for everyone on your team. Do you want to give your callers the option to choose specific departments such as “sales” or “support”? Use the Call Menu to create a list of options for your callers to choose from. Now when callers dial your business phone number, they can easily get to the right person or department.
Send & Receive Text Messages
Studies show that more customers are texting businesses than ever before. In fact, customers often reach out to businesses for the first time by sending a text message. Use Text Messaging to send and receive text message from your business phone numbers. Text messaging is no longer limited to local phone numbers. Now you can send and receive text messages with toll free numbers as well!
Talkroute’s Voicemail provides you with easily accessible and flexible voicemail managing features. Easily access voicemail online, by email and with the mobile app. Keep employee and department voicemail separate by creating individual voicemail boxes for everyone. Prefer to keep voicemail local? You may disable our voicemail system and use your local device’s voicemail instead.
Separate Business & Personal
Our Desktop & Mobile Apps give you the capability to make outgoing calls and send text messages showing your business phone number on the outgoing caller ID. This is the perfect way to ensure that your personal number remains private . You may also customize your incoming caller ID so that you will always know whether a call is from friends and family or from your business.
No More Missed Calls
Call Stacking makes sure that your callers remain on hold until someone on your team is available to answer them. Our business phone numbers are capable of receiving multiple calls at once, ensuring that your callers never hear a busy signal again. You may even customize the music or message your calls listen to while they are waiting to be connected.
No Equipment to Purchase
Talkroute is designed to work with your existing phones and service providers. Whether you have the latest iPhone, a traditional landline or both, your devices will work with Talkroute. There is no expensive equipment to purchase or complicated software to install. It’s 100% virtual.
Any busines phone numbers that you register with Talkroute can easily be ported to another service provider upon your request. All business phone numbers that have been registered with Talkroute are your property (does not apply to trial accounts). There are no contracts or commitments and you may cancel or switch providers at any time.
…more amazing features for your business
Local, toll free, 800 & vanity phone numbers.
Forward & route your business calls anywhere.
Send & receive SMS & MMS business messages.
Video conferencing with up to 100 participants.
Single & multi level Auto Attendant/IVR.
Unlimited 3 or 4 digit direct dial extensions.
Get voice messages on our apps, online, & by email.
Desktop & Mobile
Apps available for MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS & Android.
Live Call Transfer
Transfer live calls to extensions, departments & voicemail.
No more busy signals when receiving multiple calls at once.
Customize welcome, menu, voicemail greetings & more.
Record your incoming & outgoing calls.
Hours of Operation
Set dates & times for when your phones are available.
Users & Permissions
Create account users & grant special access permissions.
Show your business name & number on outgoing caller ID.
Run detailed history reports & export your call data.
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Business Phone Number FAQ
Traditionally when you hear the term “business phone system” you probably think of old-school desk phones, expensive servers and onsite support technicians that help keep everything running smoothly.
The truth is that in recent years, things have gotten a whole lot simpler and cheaper. Talkroute’s business phone system is 100% virtual. This means there is not expensive equipment to purchase, install or maintain. You simply use the desktops and devices you already have to make and receive calls.
Talkroute’s plans start at $19 /mo and additional numbers can be added to any plan for $5 /mo ea. You can find more information about our pricing here: Plans & Pricing
To add your business phone number to the 411 directories you’ll have to follow some additional steps. One service we recommend is List Yourself! This service connects you with 5,000 directory assistance listings for free. It gives you several options to validate your business phone number once you’ve filled out the online form and then forwards it to directory assistance for all major carriers.
While we don’t offer free business phone numbers, we do offer a 7-day free trial. We also offer both referral and affiliate programs that can be applied directly to your account which can reduce or even eliminate your monthly bill.
Yes. You may add as many phone numbers as needed! Numbers may be added or removed at anytime.
Yes. We are happy to port your existing local or toll free phone number to Talkroute. We will even cover the porting fees for your first number transfer!
Yes. Talkroute does not charge any fees for porting your number to a different service (applies only to paid accounts in good standing).
Join thousands of happy customers
Here is what a few of them have to say about Talkroute.
"An excellent virtual phone system for nonprofits"
- I honestly don’t know how we would go back to taking calls at our desks and hope we never have to!
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"Probably the best small business phone system"
- This solution is quick and simple to use. We selected a number and had the entire account setup in less than an hour.
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"This service has tons of great features"
- It's been a huge benefit being able to focus on the calls that we need to be taking.
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"Easy to setup & use! Call quality is excellent"
- We were able to get the perfect toll free number for our sales team up and running instantly.
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