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Buy a Manchester phone number

Are you looking to grow your business? Perhaps you are expanding into new areas? If so, Best Reception have some amazing deals when you buy a Manchester phone number. Learn how we can help you reach a new audience.

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What is a virtual Manchester phone number

Whether your business is based in Cornwall or Cumbria, you can now source a local Manchester 0161 number from Best Reception. Give your brand a local presence, without the cost and inconvenience of a physical office.

Manchester is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, and the third most visited location in the UK. According to published data, the city is the UK’s second largest creative, digital and tech hub, with residents including, BBC, Google, IBM and Cisco.

In 2020, the tourism industry was worth £9 billion to Greater Manchester, up from £4.9 billion in 2006. The sector supports more than 100,000 jobs, while the city centre is expected to have 15,000-plus hotel rooms by 2024.

So with a Manchester area code, your business could capitalise on the growth of the thriving city. Make the most of the opportunity – get a virtual Manchester phone number from the friendly team at Best Reception.

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Why should I buy 0161 phone number

Open up a world of new possibilities by advertising a Manchester area code on your website and marketing material. For those seeking to expand their business, the city is the obvious choice with its thriving culture based on the arts and world-class sports teams.

From Stockport to Salford, a virtual number provides a local contact for your company, providing access to thousands of potential new customers. Because it’s a virtual number, you don’t need to invest in a new office and all the associated costs.

The beauty of a virtual number is that it offers unbeatable flexibility, so you can do business from any location.

Here at Best Reception, our affordable monthly plans mean your company can take advantage of a trusted 0161 number. Contact us today and we will help guide you through the process.

What location does the 0161 area code cover?

The 0161 area code covers the sprawling Greater Manchester territory, including the vibrant city centre and surrounding districts. These include Trafford, Salford, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport and Altrincham.

With a growing population of more than 2.5 million people, Manchester is one of the United Kingdom’s most popular cities. Tap into this thriving potential and establish a local foothold by acquiring a Manchester phone number sporting the distinctive 0161 area code.

Best Reception can offer an effortless journey toward attaining your very own 0161 phone number. Without the constraints of a street address in Manchester, you can set up and activate your desired number within minutes.

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What are the advantages of a virtual 0161 phone number?

Welcome to the world of expanded market reach and heightened business visibility. Discover the advantages of securing a virtual Manchester phone number through Best Reception and watch your business soar.

If you are ready to make your business a magnet for success, a virtual Manchester phone number can act as a beacon, attracting a surge of incoming calls from the dynamic metropolitan landscape.

Increased calls translate to heightened sales opportunities, particularly in light of Manchester’s global reputation as a hub of football and business. Don’t let the chance slip by to connect with millions of potential customers nestled within the heart of the north west.

How much does it cost to buy a Manchester phone number?

Step into the limelight by embracing the allure of a Manchester virtual phone number – and it’s cheaper than you think. At Best Reception, we believe in transparency and value, not hidden fees and fine print.

Acquiring a Manchester area code for your business is as easy as a one-time investment, starting from just £50. Once your number is operational, a mere £10 per month unlocks the immense advantages of a local phone number. Calls are seamlessly diverted to a UK landline or mobile number of your choosing.

The financial sense of a virtual local number is further magnified if you opt for a Best Reception call handling package, as you receive a virtual number for FREE.

And remember, with a virtual phone number, there are no costs incurred by your customers when they connect with you.

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No monthly fee when you combine your virtual number with our call handling service

Many Best Reception customers choose to take advantage of our call handling packages as they enjoy FREE unlimited monthly usage after paying a set-up fee. There are several options to choose from…

Telephone Answering Service

When you select our entry-level service you still get access to our friendly and professional Best Reception call answering team. Your callers will receive a high standard of customer service with calls answered promptly in a polite and businesslike manner.

This starter package is the perfect choice for small businesses seeking friendly receptionists to handle enquiries, call transfers and messages.


Virtual Receptionist and Appointment Booking

How would you like a virtual PA to manage all your business phone calls, diary appointments and other time-consuming admin tasks? Our fully-trained virtual receptionists allow you to focus on your day job, while we help your business run smoothly.

This package includes everything from our telephone answering service, plus appointment booking and diary management.

Switchboard / Virtual Call Centre

Our UK-based receptionists can manage the switchboard of larger companies who experience a higher volume of phone calls.

Every call will be answered professionally providing your customers with a positive first impression of your business.

Explore our other virtual landline numbers

Here at Best Reception, we have a comprehensive choice of virtual phone numbers to meet the demands of busy businesses.

Freephone numbers

One of our most popular services, freephone numbers ensure that your customers will not be charged when calling from their UK landline or mobile. Instead, your company will cover the cost of the incoming calls.

Also known as 0800 numbers, our virtual freephone numbers are suitable for businesses in a wide range of industries. Offering free calls is a great way to promote a positive customer experience, and can be included in promotional campaigns, social media posts and other advertising.

Offering a freephone service can attract a higher number of calls, which could entice people away from your competition.

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National numbers / Non-geographic

We realise that local numbers are not always suitable for businesses looking to offer services across the UK. This is when a national virtual phone number makes perfect sense as they are not linked to a geographical location.

Here at Best Reception, we can provide companies with a large choice of 0330 virtual national numbers. These numbers cost callers exactly the same as ringing a standard UK landline number.

The numerous benefits of a virtual national number include being more cost-effective than a freephone number, depending on the call volume. Regardless of your physical location, your business can retain the same number, ensuring continuity and boosting your trustworthy reputation.

For Best Reception customers who choose a call-handling package, there are no additional ongoing fees for our virtual numbers. Please note that there is a small set-up fee.

Get your Manchester phone number today

Here at Best Reception, we can help you set up your virtual UK phone number in just a few minutes with the help of our friendly advisers. Contact us today to start your journey.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are still wondering about the benefits of our services, or have a burning question, hopefully you will find the answer below.


Yes, you can either use an existing telephone number or you can choose from a range of numbers from any UK city or town. Our friendly team can check availability of local phone numbers in your chosen location. If you are looking for a particular number, we also have access to a selection of memorable numbers.

We don’t believe in hidden fees or murky contracts. You can get the ball rolling for a small one-off cost (from just £50). Then it costs from just £10 per month to set up a local phone number which can be diverted to a UK landline or mobile number. Remember, there is no monthly fee when you choose a Best Reception call handling package. If you require a memorable number, we can find one at a great price.

While some telecoms companies advertise a free local number, you might get a nasty surprise when you get charged hidden fees to receive calls or enjoy popular features.

Here at Best Reception, there are no monthly fees for virtual numbers when customers who choose one of our call handling packages. (Note, there is a set-up fee to get started).  If you already pay a monthly line rental to a telecoms company, for not much more you could have a receptionist answering your calls!

Don’t worry, let Best Reception do all the hard work for you. We make setting up a virtual local phone number a piece of cake, just call one of our friendly advisors who can guide you through the process. From creating an account with us, we aim to make things as hassle free as possible. When your virtual landline number is up and running, you can start using it on all your marketing and business branding.

We can usually get new customers up and running with a new local phone number within a couple of hours. During particularly busy periods it may take a little longer.

Customers will simply see a local phone number, they will have no idea that it is a cloud based number rather than a traditional landline. The dialling and ringtones are exactly the same, so your customers will never know that they are ringing a virtual number.