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Monday, 28 March 2011

How To Buy 0845 Numbers Online

Buying a 0845 number online is the quickest and easiest way of making a purchase, but do your homework first warns 0845 numbers expert David Clarke. 

“With more and more businesses adapting to providing an online service, it is easier than ever to buy a 0845 number online. But first of all do your research; know what you are buying into and that it is with a legitimate company”, warns 0845 numbers expert and Director of telecoms company DBS, David Clarke.  

Some sites offer packages and special deals whereas others can charge extortionate prices so make sure you weigh up your options before going ahead with a decision as you could be tied into a contract for a fixed term. As a benchmark, DBS offer 0845 numbers to landlines for £5 + VAT one off set up fee, and then £5 + VAT per month. Its free for the owner of the number to receive the call, and the customer pays between 3-5p per minute to make the call from a landline. There is no long term contract and only 30 days written notice is needed to cancel. 

A 0845 number reseller usually offers four options of service with your number: 

  • Your number can be pointed to a landline, meaning that you still continue to receive calls to your landline phone as normal, but customers dial a 0845 number rather than your previous geographical number.  
  • Your number can be pointed to a mobile number, so if you’re constantly on the road you can receive phone calls on your mobile as normal, but customers only pay the low call cost of 3-5p per minute from a landline and do not realise that they are calling a mobile, making the service seem more professional.
  • Your number can be pointed to a fax number, converting faxes into emails, eliminating the need for a fax machine and saving on toner, paper and electricity costs as well as allowing you to archive faxes on your pc.
  • A memorable number, useful for ad campaigns on radio and television for example.
There are also many other added features you can have to enhance your current phone number. Depending on your business, how you want to appear or your budget, consider which options suit you best. Not all online number companies offer the examples provided above so email or call the number provider to establish exactly what they are offering. 

There are many fraudsters online so make sure the 0845 number service company you eventually choose is a trusted one. Always double check their track record and don’t hesitate to contact their previous or current clients to get an idea of their level of service. DBS for example have 20 years experience, have been awarded Investor in People status and are members of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 

For businesses, having a 0845 number has proved beneficial, especially with the extra features you can have to increase your level of service. However, with online today, always remember to do your research to avoid any con artists out there.

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Welcome to DBS Telecoms.

We provide 0800, 0844 and 0845 numbers along with virtual local numbers for 500 UK towns and cities including London.

We were established 1986 and are an investors in people company and a member of the chamber of commerce.

A lot of people get confused about what type of number to buy so don't worry – we're here to help.

You can get information and costs by clicking on any of the pages in this menu

We'll gladly answer any questions you have Monday to Friday between 9 and 5.30pm.

Please use the number at the top of the screen or chat to us free online by clicking on the box just here.

There is no long term contract – only 30 days notice is required if you decide it's not for you.

If you order an 0800, 0844 or 0845 number between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday we will connect it within minutes and call you to test the number.

Our numbers can be pointed to a landline or a mobile phone.

We have a selection of memorable numbers and also an environmentally friendly fax to email service where faxes are sent to your pc as emails.

Don't forget to look at the extra features section in the left hand menu (points down to the right) and also our call answering service.