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0871 Numbers

0871 numbers give you a national presence. Because 0871 numbers are charged as a national rate call, customers still appreciate that you are not making them call an expensive premium rate line, this is vital to retaining caller interest especially if callers are likely to incur a long call. If you wish customers to extend their call to answer marketing research calls, or to listen to further product promotions they are more likely to do so if they are not worrying that they are calling a premium rate line ! Unlike 0808 or 0808 numbers, calls to 0871 numbers do cost your callers something, and unlike 0845 local rate numbers they instead pay a national rate to call you. This makes 0871 numbers ideal if you want your customers to fully cover the cost of their calls to you but you don't want to alienate them by expecting them to pay premium rates. 0871 numbers are therefore a good compromise and the cost to the caller from a standard UK landline (e.g. BT, Virgin/Telewest/NTL etc) is the same wherever they are in the United Kingdom. Note that unlike 0870 numbers which are charged at the variable day, evening and weekend national rates, 0871 numbers are always charged at the full national rate which means it costs your callers a little more in the evenings and weekends than caling an 0870 number, but this does mean that your calls can be diverted to many popular international destinations at no extra cost to you, whereas 0870 numbers would require you to pay for the international call forwarding at dmCall rates if you wanted call diversion to these destinations. Additional international forwaring destinations can still be used at dmCall rates. Order an 0871 Number


Benefits of 0871 Numbers

  • Show You Care with an 0871 Number - the common perception is that businesses that offer 0871 numbers care more about their customers and do not want to make their customers pay premium rates to call them ! At a time where people are becoming more an more angry about having to stay on hold whilst paying premium rates, think about what offering an 0871 number would say to your customers about you. Because 0871 numbers cost the caller the same as a national rate phone call they are ideal if you want the customer to bare the of the cost of the call or you are worried an 0800 or 0808 freephone or local rate number might encourage them to call a little too much !

  • More Free Call Forwaring Destinations with a 0871 Number - As well as forwarding your calls to UK landlines, 0871 numbers can also forwardto many other international destinations at no extra cost to you.

  • Equality with an 0871 Number - UK landline customers generally pay the same price for an 0871 number wherever they are in the UK, so customers that are further afield as well as local customers pay the same national rate, with an 0871 number everyone pays the same rate from a standard UK landline !

  • No Area Code Changes with an 0871 Number - Do you loose customers or pay a fortune updating stationery each time your local area code gets updated and you still have stationery that refers to the old area code ? Whilst area codes seem to change all to often and may well have to change again in just a few years, this is not so with 0871 non geographic numbers as there are currently no plans to change existing non-geographic codes.

  • A National Presence with an 0871 Number - don't let potential customers think you are only doing business in your local community by using number based on a local area code, use an 0871 number and show that you do business nationwide.

  • Track Marketing Campaigns with an 0871 Number - As our 0871 numbers are most cost effective why not use the call log information in the control panel as a cheap way of judging the level of response across your campaigns.

  • Inspire More Confidence with an 0871 Number - 0871 numbers can give your potential customers that extra bit of confidence the need to pick up the phone and call you, if the see you have an 0871 number they will probably have assume that your business is well organised, reliable and not likely to disappear overnight ! Think about it, when you see an ordinary local number how much confidence does that give you in a business and what does it give you any confidence in their business ?


Features of our 0871 Numbers

0871 numbers benefit from all the same great features as all our non-geographic phone numbers, such as call forwarding, call hunting, voice to email, Fax to Email, free virtual switchboard, optional live answering service etc For more information on these features please take a look at the Features page and the FAQ page.

  • Global Reach with an 0871 Number - If you need your 0871 number to forward calls to a number other than a standard UK landline this can be done at dmCalls rates rather than the standard 2.9p per minute. See below for details of dmCalls

  • dmCalls with an 0871 Number - dmCalls is an add-on service that allows you to extend the reach of your 0871 number, useful if you need to forward your calls to a phone other than a UK landline phone. dmCalls is also a phone package in it's own right which you can use to make calls to any phone or mobile anywhere in the UK or worldwide. Check out the dmCalls rates and see how much you can save by using dmCalls as an alternative to your regular landline or mobile service with International calls at least 40% less than BT's weekend rate and calls to UK mobiles 5% cheaper than BT's standard rate, most destinations are just 5p/min +vat including calls to US, Australia and New Zealand. If you use dmCalls to extend the reach of your 0871 number these are charged at exactly the same rates for your non UK landline forwarded calls. IT's worth taking a close look at dmCalls as it's a very advanced package that also features an online address book, itemised billing and voice activated dialling.

  • Choose Your 0871 Number Online - You can signup online for an 0871 number and search for or view the available numbers so that you can find one that you like or make sure that you get consecutive numbers.

  • 0871 Gold Numbers Available - memorable numbers are also available for a one off additional fee, you can see which gold 0871 numbers are available as well as the regular numbers when you signup.

  • 0871 Phone or Fax - when you signup you can set your 0871 number to be either a phone or fax number, however the number can be converted to one or the other type of number later on by logging in to the clubhouse.

  • Call Forwarding with an 0871 Number - any calls made to your 0871 number can be forwarded to your existing telephone numbers, this means you can change your phone number or location as frequently as you want and simply update your destination phone number by logging into the clubhouse, your 0871 number always stays the same. Depending on the destination number and location this may be at the regular 2.9p/min or at dmCall rates as explained above.

  • Call Hunting with an 0871 Number - you can register several phone number so that when our system forwards your 0871 calls to you, if it does not get an answer on the first number it will try calling the second etc and finally will take a voicemail messages if unable to locate you on any of the numbers. The numbers, voicemail activation and the order of destination number preference can be changed according to whether the call is made during or outside of office hours.

  • Voicemail with an 0871 Number - you can choose to have all you 0871 calls diverted to voicemail, only your unanswered 0871 calls diverted to voicemail or you can is disable voicemail for your 0871 number if you wish. Voicemail messages can be retrieved by phone and/or delivered by email in a variety of formats such as MP3, RA, WAV etc.

  • 0871 Fax Numbers - if you have an 0871 fax number you can choose to either have your faxes forwarded to a fax number you specify, or you can have your faxes delivered to you via email in a variety of file formats such as PDF, DCX etc.

  • Free Virtual Switchboard with an 0871 Number - our virtual switchboard system turns your 0871 number into a powerful virtual switchboard for without having to purchase any hardware or software, you can use your own voice recordings for your greetings and menu options or simply use the ¨robot¨ voice system instead. Base upon how you setup your switchboard you can offer callers voice menus and take actions such as forwarding to different phone numbers or voicemail according to their responses. You can activate the virtual switchboard on your 0871 number account straight away or convert it later if you prefer by logging into the clubhouse, you can also change your 0871 number back to a regular (non virtual switchboard) 0871 number at any time, again, by logging into the clubhouse. There is no additional charge to setup or use the virtual switchboard service with your 0871 number.

  • Optional Live Call Answering with an 0871 Number - for an additional fee you can have your 0871 calls answered by a live operator, a more personal service than relying on voicemail. See our Live Answering Service page for more details.


Costs for 0871 Numbers

  • A Low Cost Solution for 0871 Numbers - If your 0871 number remains on the default dmConnect service and Base (Bas) price plan, the number will cost £2.00 per month, payable every 12 months in advance. Once you have added a 0871 number to the cart can upgrade from dmConnect to other services to dmVoice, dmFax or dmSwitchboard service, where you will see any extra costs involved for the upgrade. If you expect higher call volumes you may find it better value to upgrade from the Base (Bas) price plan to either the Professional (Pro) or Enterprise (Ent) price plans, please explore the extra monthly cost once you have added your 0871 number to the cart. The Call Cost Explorer below shows how the pence per minute you pay varies according to the price plan you select.

  • Setup fee for 0871 Numbers - There is no setup fee if your 0871 number uses the default "dmConnect" service, if you upgrade to the dmVoice, dmFax or dmSwitchboard services an additional £19.95 one off setup fee will apply.

  • Competitive Call Forwarding Pricing for 0871 Numbers - You pay the cost of forwarding the calls received on your 0871 number to your existing phone(s). This cost will depend on several factors such as whether the destination number is a UK or foreign phone number, a mobile or a fixed line and if it is a mobile, to which network. To work out the cost per minute to a particular phone please use the Call Cost Calculator below, some examples are already given but you can enter your own destination numbers to check the cost to forward your calls to you to a particular number. Which price plan you select (Bas, Pro or Ent) in the cart will affect the call forwarding cost and the cost of your monthly subscription.

  • Gold Number Fee for some 0871 Numbers - A gold number is one with an especially desireable number sequence for which a one off extra fee is charged. There is no such fee for ordinary non-gold numbers. You can see if a gold number fee applies, and if so the cost, next to the number when choosing your 0871 number.

  • Payout on 0871 Numbers - For certain combinations of desination number and time period you can actually get a payout per minute for calls received on your 0871, see the Call Cost Calculator below for details where payouts to you are showm in red and as a negative cost.

Use the call cost calculator to check how much it will cost to forward the calls made to your 0871 number on to you desination number. As shown by the calculator the cost may vary according to when the call is made, the destination location, whether the desination number is a landline or mobile and which price plan you select. The prices shown assume the 0871 number is on the dmConnect service at the daytime rate by default.

By selecting "Full Cost Mode" you can see the overall cost of a call to a particular number for the duration you choose.

Note that all prices on this page exclude VAT.

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Other Numbers ?

If you have read about 0871 numbers but still think that they are not the right solution for your needs please take a look at the many other non geographic, personal and London numbers that we offer from the list below:

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