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A local phone number is a telephone number that is assigned to a specific geographic area, such as a city or region. It is typically used by individuals and businesses to make and receive calls within a particular area, without incurring long-distance charges.
In the UK, a local phone number starts with 01 or 02, followed by one to four further digits, followed by the subscriber number.
In contrast to a freephone number, which allows callers to contact a business or individual without incurring any charges, a local phone number requires the caller to pay for the call if it is made outside the local area.
Many businesses prefer to use local phone numbers as they help to establish a local presence, build trust with customers, and avoid the potential perception that the business is impersonal or disconnected from the community.
We're Chalkboard, a simple business phone service that offers high-quality business calls & SMS on your existing mobile phone.
We serve customers all across the United Kingdom, and offer a large range of local phone numbers for you to choose, buy instantly, and begin using for your business within minutes. The numbers work wherever you are in the country.
You can even invite your whole team to Chalkboard, so everyone can share a number, or get their own private local phone numbers to use for business.
By using a local phone number, your business can establish a presence in a specific geographic area, such as a city or region. This can help to build trust and credibility with potential customers who prefer to do business with a local company.
Local phone numbers can be used as a marketing tool to target customers in specific geographic locations. For example, a business could use different local phone numbers in different cities to track the effectiveness of its marketing campaigns.
Local phone numbers are more affordable for the business than freephone numbers or long-distance numbers. As many phone service providers offer affordable packages that include local phone numbers, the customer can sometimes save money too.
Overall, using a local phone number can help UK businesses to establish a local presence, build trust with customers, save money on phone bills, and target customers in specific geographic locations.
Chalkboard gives you all the business calling and messaging features you need, without a phone system.
Text and call as a team with shared or private UK local numbers. Flexible and simple.
No contracts, no phone system, no SIM cards, and no configuration. Just install the app and go!
It's the easy way for your team to text and call together without the hassle and complexity of a phone system!
We work hard to make our pricing affordable, all-inclusive, and simple to understand. We have some of the best pricing available.
No, you can be anywhere within the country, or even out of the country! You can also buy multiple area codes to cover all the local areas that your business operates in.
Chalkboard serves small businesses (just 1 person), right up to large teams and entire large businesses. Our flexible pricing makes it suitable for any business, large or small.
Yes, once you've added a number, you can either assign a single person (you or another member of the team), or add many people to a single number.
Where a single team member is assigned to a number, they operate just like a direct dial number.