Geographic or Non-Geographic? That is the question
Non-Geographic (084, 087 & 03)
So, what exactly are non-geographic numbers? These are telephone numbers starting with 08 or 03. They instantly provide your business with a memorable point of contact and an impressive national footprint – promoting a UK-wide coverage rather than restricting it to one location. In addition, non-geographic options have connotations of professionalism and far-reaching capability, whether you operate a large multi-site concern or single outlet.
We know what you’re thinking – they’re expensive right? Wrong. Non-geographic numbers get charged at a cheaper rate than you’d expect, for you and your callers. In fact many are freephone (i.e. 0800 & 0808), some offer a healthy rebate (i.e. 0844 & 0843). Even 03s are considerably more affordable from landlines (and by 2015 even mobiles too).
Geographic (01 & 02)
01 & 02 prefixes have stood the test of time and are still going strong. Why? Geographic numbers say,”we’re local,” providing callers with the reassurance that naturally comes with dialling a familiar telephone number. Quite simply, for many callers these are contact details that get associated with being, ‘close to home’ – often linked with affordability and caller confidence.
Still unsure whether a geographic or non-geographic prefix is for you? Please call 0330 332 0400 and our experienced team will gladly explain further.