Buying a 1300 number is one of the best, yet crucial decisions you’ll ever make for your business. Remember, this number will be with you for the life of your business. So, it is better to be prudent when it comes to choosing a number for you. To make it much easier, here’s a quick guide on choosing a 1300 number for your business.
Normal Issue Numbers
Wary of giving out your home landline or your mobile phone number for business? Don’t really mind if your business number is memorable? If you’re looking for a professional option that will keep your personal life separate from your business life, normal issue numbers is a great and extremely affordable option.
Define your business life by keeping your personal numbers private and using a professional 1300 number from a pool of random numbers. At the same time, this number expands your reach– offering customers from other areas who would be deterred by a landline number outside their area, a low cost way to get in touch with you.
Smartnumbers or Phone Words
Those in dog eat dog industries require a number with high recall ability. In these situations, SmartNumbers are your best bet. Also known as phone words, this type of 1300 numbers spell words (1 300 PIZZA) or come in patterns which make them very easy to recall (1 300 50 10 50).
Choosing a 1300 number that spells your brand or service is great for all kinds of marketing because they can be quick to memorize. It also lets people know what your product or service is, all at a single glance. You also have the option to use your domain name as your number to make your branding better.
There is another option for those looking for highly memorable numbers, and that is 13 numbers. Much like 1300 numbers, these are local call numbers that can be called from all over Australia for the cost of a local call. These only differ since they are shorter (only trailed by 4 digits instead of 6) and attract a government surcharge of $7980 per annum.
Which is best for you?
The two types of 1300 numbers mainly differ on where you can get them. Normal issue numbers are readily available, typically no added cost, from any telco. On the other hand, the rights of use (RoU) of Smartnumbers can be acquired. If you’re working on a tight budget, but still would want to reap the benefits of 1300 numbers, a normal issue number would be good for your business. If you’re willing to invest at least $250 to get your preferred number, a Smartnumber would be a wise choice. Those that don’t mind paying more and require extremely notable numbers would do best with 13 numbers.
We at 1300 Numbers Australia aim to help entrepreneurs like you in choosing a 1300 number for your business. If you need help deciding which one is for you, don’t hesitate to call us at 1300 50 10 50 or start a chat below to get started.