What are the benefits of a virtual phone number?
Unlike a physical phone number tied to a specific device or location, a virtual number lives in the cloud, allowing you to be more responsive to your customers.
A virtual number gives you a more professional image by providing a dedicated phone number that is separate from your personal phone number.
A virtual number allows you to receive calls from anywhere, at any time. Calls can be routed to you and your team, wherever they are, reducing dropped calls and missed opportunities.
Virtual phone numbers can be set up with a local area code, which helps you establish a local presence in different markets without having to physically operate there.
What can I do with a virtual number?
Maybe it’s just easier if we show you:
But wait, there’s more!
Halloo has tons of features to help your business grow.
Fully programmable automated attendant answers your calls 24x7 and directs callers to the right person or department.
Easily scale from one to hundreds of extensions. Organize users into departments and groups.
Forward your calls to home, mobile, and office locations; or set to do-not-disturb.
Route calls to distributed team members in sequential or round-robin hunt strategies.
Music on hold
Play music or pre-recorded announcements to callers while on hold.
Built-in team based tracking and commenting of customer calls and interactions.
Contact management, call history and contextual alerts for incoming calls and interactions.
Optional call recording for inbound calls for review and agent training.
Blind and consultative transfer of calls to other users or extenal numbers.
Video & text chat
Web based text and video chat with routing to sales and support groups.
Dedicated fax receive numbers. Receive faxes and download in PDF format.
Capture and log inbound caller-IDs. Mask personal phone number for outbound calls.
Separate business from personal voicemail. Track voice messages with built-in collaboration features.
Convenient access to features directly through Android and iOS mobile apps.
Receive and make outbound calls directly through the Halloo website: no extra software required.
Why should I get a Chicago number from Halloo?
Thousands of businesses over twenty years have relied on Halloo.
How much does a virtual phone number cost?
Halloo is the most affordable virtual phone provider on the internet. Plans start at just $4.95/mo.
Frequently asked questions about virtual phone numbers.
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about virtual phone numbers:
A virtual phone number is a phone number that isn't tied to a specific phone line or device. It can be programmed to route calls to multiple locations, allowing you to be more responsive to your customers. This means you can take calls from your mobile phone or computer, and you don't need to be in the same location as the physical phone line.
A virtual phone number works by answering your calls 24x7 in a secure data center and handling those calls based on your business needs, such as routing to distributed team members or to a single user in multiple locations. Typically, virtual phone numbers offer advanced features such as voicemail, call recording, hunt groups and music on hold.
There are several benefits to using a virtual phone number. For one, it allows you to take calls from anywhere with an internet connection, which can be great for remote work or travel. Additionally, it can be less expensive than traditional phone lines, and it can help you keep your personal phone number separate from work calls. Finally, your calls are answered immediately, 24x7, which projects a more professional image.
Yes, you can usually choose your own virtual phone number. Some providers offer a selection of numbers to choose from, while others let you customize your number based on location or area code. With Halloo, you can choose from local area code numbers, toll-free and also vanity toll-free numbers.
Yes, virtual phone numbers can be used internationally. Halloo’s US local area code numbers can be dialed from international countries.
In most cases, yes. Virtual phone numbers aren't tied to a specific provider or carrier, so you should be able to keep your number if you switch services. At Halloo, you are free to port your number to a different carrier as long as your account is active and not suspended.
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