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Buy a Southampton phone number

Open new doors for your business on the south coast with a virtual phone number from Best Reception. This page outlines the main advantages when you buy a Southampton phone number – so let’s look at this affordable marketing tool…

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What is a virtual Southampton phone number

From chartered surveyors in Chester to insurance brokers in Ipswich, companies across the UK can get a Southampton 023 number from the friendly telecoms professionals at Best Reception.

Innovative cloud technology gives businesses the chance to operate in new areas by using a virtual number. There is no need to invest in new offices, you simply need to register a virtual number and then you can advertise your products and services across the UK.

If you put your personal mobile number on your website, you can expect to receive nuisance sales calls. However, a Southampton virtual number looks just like a landline, deterring cold callers and fraudsters.

In short, adding a Southampton area code to your marketing efforts is an affordable method to unlock a new marketplace containing thousands of potential new customers. Discover how a virtual phone number can transform your business by calling Best Reception today.

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Why should I buy 023 phone number

Customers prefer to call local area codes when they search for a reliable and reputable company. By promoting a Southampton virtual number, you can attract these buyers.

So make the most of your Southampton phone number by including it in your advertising material. For example, add it to your website, email signatures, printed catalogues and leaflets. Unlike other lead-generation channels, a virtual number is versatile and can be used across your branding.

Improving your marketing doesn’t always require investing in the latest CRM software or hiring sales reps. Learn how a Southampton area code is a cost-effective solution to growing your incoming calls.

From Lyndhurst to Portsmouth, a virtual phone number will boost your brand visibility across the Southampton region. The beauty of a virtual number is that you can run your business remotely, so you can use your current office or even receive calls when overseas.

Here at Best Reception, we have designed a range of flexible and affordable packages, so businesses of all sizes can use a local 023 number. Talk to us today and take your first step towards being known as a trusted local business on the south coast.

What location does the 023 area code cover?

The 023 area code covers the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth and surrounding area, which is home to more than half a million people. The cities are world famous ports, with Portsmouth being the historic base of the Royal Navy.

In Southampton the shipbuilding industry has made way for enormous cruise liners which set out to destinations across Europe and the globe. While the maritime industry is still thriving, the area is also a popular tourism and shopping destination with national museums and new shopping malls.

The 023 area covers the surrounding towns and villages, including Eastleigh, Gosport, Hambledon, Havant, Hythe, Lyndhurst, South Hayling, Totton and Winchester.

Call us today and get a 023 virtual number from the professional team at Best Reception.

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What are the advantages of a virtual 023 phone number?

Attract new customers across the Southampton and Portsmouth region with a virtual phone number. Setting up our service only takes a few minutes, so what have you got to lose?

You could use a virtual number as a quick and easy way to identify the potential of doing business in a new area, without the cost and hassle of opening a shop or office.

You need to fully understand the many uses of local numbers, as they can be used on your vehicle graphics, online directories, social media, adverts and more. If you have any questions, simply contact the team at Best Reception who will be happy to help.

If you are worried about the impact of receiving a flood of new calls, the UK receptionists at Best Reception can handle all your new enquiries. Our call-handling packages mean our experienced team do all the hard work, so you can concentrate on your daily business. Contact us and start growing your business in Southampton and Portsmouth.

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

Best Reception is committed to making a Southampton virtual phone number affordable for all businesses. From ambitious start-ups to established family firms, we want to offer a range of cost-effective solutions.

That means always striving to keep our prices as low as possible, while being honest and transparent to our customers. This means you will not be charged additional fees or receive pages of small print.

Purchasing a virtual Southampton number is a simple process, starting with a small one-off investment, from just £50. When your virtual number is live, you then pay a £10 monthly rolling charge.

If you are looking for even more value for money, when you opt for Best Reception call handling package, you get a virtual number for FREE. All your incoming calls can be diverted to a UK landline or mobile number of your choice.

When you use a virtual phone number from Best Reception, your callers will not be charged.

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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 Southampton 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.