DBS currently offers virtual local numbers for around 500 different towns and cities across the UK. Following this announcement, it will now be providing the same service but internationally. DBS Telecoms will therefore be providing international virtual numbers for 4,000 cities across the globe.
The principle behind the idea is exactly the same as the principle behind the virtual local numbers that DBS currently offers, but will be on an international scale rather than just a UK wide scale. So, for example, if you’re a company based in London, but want to have a presence in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York and Washington DC, then you can get an international virtual number for each of these US cities pointed to the phones of your offices here in the UK, and advertised accordingly in these American cities. This then provides your international customers with a number they are familiar with rather than a “strange foreign number” which they might feel uncomfortable phoning, and allows you to expand where you do business without actually having to relocate, purchase new premises or hire new staff in a different country. These numbers can be pointed to any landline or mobile phone number worldwide.
Commenting on the launch, DBS Director David Clarke said: “We have always been pleased to offer virtual numbers for 479 different UK area codes, and will continue to offer this service, but this new option will satisfy the needs of our customers who want to do business overseas. We are delighted that there is such a demand for international numbers and that our clients are expanding to operate internationally, and very much hope that this trend continues”.