0161 Numbers for Your Business
Sound More Professional With a Manchester Number.
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- Sound like a big business at a small business price
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Sound More Professional With a 0161 Number.
All companies need ways for customers to contact them. When you first start a business, your mobile number may work well, but as you grow, you should consider getting a professional, dedicated line.
0161 numbers allow customers to call you, knowing that you do business in the Greater Manchester area. Even if you’re traveling somewhere else, you’ll always present a professional, regional appearance.
History of the 0161 Number
In the 1990s, the UK made a series of area code changes known as the “Big Number Change,” which lead to the creation of new area codes, including the current 0161 Manchester code. In 1995, it was established that all geographic numbers would have a 01 prefix. The 61 was added to the Manchester prefix because the number 6 corresponds to the letter M, making it easily identifiable as the new Manchester number.
Why bother with a 0161 number?
Give you a professional image.
0161 numbers give your small business or startup a professional look and feel, even if you’re working from a home office or shared space.
Promote a regional presence.
0161 numbers are specific to the Greater Manchester Area, making it clear that you do business in the neighbourhood. Your small business immediately becomes hyper-local with this type of number.
They give you privacy.
0161 numbers are much better than home or mobile lines because they’re only for business—no more mixing calls from your family with ones from your customers. A separate line just for work gives you the professionalism you need.
A dedicated support or sales line.
A 0161 number can serve as your primary phone number, but can also be used as a support or sales line.
How do you get one for your business?
You can get one through many service providers. Many providers are online—you can simply sign up and get going. Many services offer additional features such as auto-receptionists, call forwarding, and voicemail services.
How much do they cost?
Getting a 0161 number is a lot more reasonably priced than you might think. The cost of 0161 numbers varies depending on your provider, the plan you choose, and the amount of minutes you use per month. At Grasshopper, you can get a 0161 number for as low as 9 pounds.
It is also important to consider the cost incurred by a customer to call a given number. Check out Grasshopper’s comprehensive numbers cost guide to see the costs and benefits of the different phone numbers available for your business.
What other features do they come with?
The number alone is great, but other features can make it better. Many providers will have additional features such as:
- Call forwarding – forward calls to a landline or mobile. Up to 100 extensions are available to ensure that calls can be forwarded to each employee.
- Virtual Receptionist Services – all of the benefits of a live receptionist at a fraction of the cost.
- Voicemail & Voicemail Transcription – receive recorded messages and read them via email.
- Call Barring – screen and block unwanted phone calls so you can focus on what’s important for your business.
- Faxing – receive faxes.
- Many more
What phone numbers are available from Grasshopper?
Grasshopper offers local 02 & 01 numbers, freephone numbers (0800 & 0808) as well as national 03 numbers.
- The placement of your 0161 number is important. It should go in a prominent place on your website, but can also be put on business cards, billboards, branded cars, and review sites.
- Some businesses give out their numbers so customers can call and get all the information they need through a recorded message (an estate agent might record a message about a certain flat, for example).
- Many Grasshopper customers opt for freephone numbers and NGNs alongside their 0161 numbers, so they can cater to customers on a local and national level at the same time.
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