Plum Communications - Product Offers (March 2009)
Do you want a stronger local presence?03 and 08 numbers
Do you want national presence?
Do you want to save your customers money?
Do you want to earn call revenue from customers?
Do you want a number to cover several locations?
Do you need a call handling solution? 
 
If your answer to any of these questions is YES then we can help you.  We offer you 03 and 08 non-geographic numbers.  Similarly we also offer 01 and 02 local numbers for local rate calls and 09 numbers for premium rate calls, and 05 and 07 numbers for other services.  You can view the benefits of these numbers below. We can give you a call handling solution in Plum Inbound.
 
Only 10 per month for 1 or multiple numbers!03 numbers are non-geographic numbers, specifically launched by Ofcom as an alternative to 08 business phone numbers, as they are charged at local rates so they cost the same as an 01 or 02 number to call and are included in bundled minutes.
 
08 numbers are also non-geographic numbers which can be diverted to any other telephone number, landline or mobile.  Revenue sharing is available on 0844 and 0871 numbers meaning that you can gain some income when a customer calls you.
 Plum Inbound
Whatever number you have with Plum, we recommend you use Plum Inbound.  This call handling solution offers a range of services that can be viewed online, by the user and managed via the facility thereafter, as well as providing real-time call reporting, and add numerous services to a phone number,
 
E.g. One to One, One to Many, One to Fax, Auto Attendant, Call Queueing, Call Recording, Time of Day Routing, Voicemail, Area Routing.
 
If you are not already aware of the Plum Blog you may wish to follow the links below to read the latest news on Plum, telecoms, Greater Manchester and important business issues. 

Peter Savic
 
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N03Benefits of 03 numbers
Charged at local rates
0300 numbers cost the same to call as standard landline numbers starting 01 and 02, even from a mobile phone.

Local presence
Having a number charged at local rate means that your company can have local presence, giving customers the impression you are on their doorstep.
 
National presence

03 numbers give companies national presence and small businesses the image of being
much larger than they are.  This national presence could help to attract business from out of your immediate geographic area.
 
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N08Benefits of 08 numbers
Call centres
08 numbers support a range of call systems and services that allow call centre operators to answer calls more quickly.  As 08 numbers are non-geographic, customers can often be put through to several locations (such as three call centres using the same number), or can be put through to the nearest call centre to where they are calling from.
 
Revenue sharing
This is when the organisation is able to charge for the services they offer, such as having a call centre open 24 hours or payment for an advice line, by receiving some of the costs of a call.
 
National presence
08 numbers give companies national presence and small businesses the image of being much larger than they are.
 
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N01Benefits of 01/02 numbers
Local presence
Local area numbers enable your business to appear local, anywhere you choose in the UK, by using a local phone number that connects to your office, regardless of where in the UK you're based. For example, a firm in Manchester could get an 02 number so that they appear to be based in London.
 
Flexible
Move anywhere in the world and keep a local number.
 
Single Number Solution
Keep your number for life, even if you move premises.

UK Wide
Most UK towns are supported
 
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PlumInPlum Inbound
This call handling solution offers a range of services that can be viewed online, by the user and managed via the facility thereafter, as well as providing real-time call reporting that can be viewed online also.  This online facility allows you to search for numbers, manage accounts, manage logins, manage numbers, create various types of reports, and add numerous services to a phone number.
 
Other phone services offered include: Auto Attendant, Call Centre, Call Recording, Fax-to-email, Follow Me, Voicemail
 
For more information please click here
 
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Access to the portal is via: www.pluminbound.co.uk
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Peter Savic 
 
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