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Manage, respond to, and share calls with your team
Send & receive any message you need to
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Using a local London area code phone number can be advantageous for businesses because it can help them establish a local presence and increase trust with customers who prefer to do business with local companies. Additionally, customers are more likely to answer calls from a London number as they are more familiar with the area code.
Customers tend to be more familiar with the local area code and may assume that the business is located in London. This can create a sense of trust and familiarity as customers may feel more comfortable doing business with a company that is geographically close to them.
In addition, local phone numbers may be seen as more legitimate and trustworthy than toll-free or non-geographic phone numbers, which are often associated with telemarketing and scams. Customers may be more likely to answer calls from London numbers because they are less likely to be spam or unwanted calls.
Businesses can use virtual phone numbers to appear more local by obtaining a virtual number with a London area code. Virtual phone numbers are essentially phone numbers that are not tied to a specific physical phone line, but instead, they can be routed to any phone number or device the business chooses.
Chalkboard is a fully app-based service that gives you local business phone numbers (any area code, including London numbers) that route straight to your mobile phone. It helps you to keep work separate, keep personal numbers private, and share calls and texts with your team.
Area code 01987 covers postcode DA10
Area code 020 covers covers London and the surrounding area
Area code 01689 covers postcodes BR5 & BR6
Area code 01748 covers postcodes TW9 & TW10
Area code 01708 covers postcodes RM1 - RM7
Area code 01895 covers postcode UB8
Just install the app, choose your new phone numbers and start calling & messaging with the whole team straight away.
Choose the virtual London phone number that you like and secure it instantly. There's no setup fees.
It's available on the Apple App Store® (for iPhone®), or on Google Play (for Android phones such as Samsung).
With a few more taps, you can invite the rest of your team. When a call comes in, anyone in the team can pick up. It also allows anyone in the team to make calls from the number and send/reply to SMS.
London is a UK region with a population of 8,982,256. Here's what else you need to know if you're thinking of getting a London telephone number.
London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
There are 6 area codes available within London. Chalkboard allows you to buy a local London area code, and use our simple app to make calls, send messages, and share the number with the rest of your team.
The area codes in London are 01987, 020, 01689, 01748, 01708 & 01895. Scroll down this page and you'll find links to find out more about each area code.
Using a London phone number can help businesses establish trust and credibility with their local customer base and increase the likelihood of customers answering their calls.
With Chalkboard, you can have multiple numbers (all with different area codes), route calls and text messages straight through to your phone. You don't have to be located in the London area.
It used to be complicated and expensive getting virtual phone numbers. Now, it's as easy as installing an app and choosing a number that suits you. Chalkboard is affordable too, and pricing is simple & predictable.
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 numbers. Flexible and simple.
No contracts, no phone system, no SIM cards, and no configuration. Just install the app and go!
Including missed call auto-reply, working hours, templates, and much more...
You can search and buy your new phone number now, with instant activation and free setup.
It's the easy way for your team to text and call together without the hassle and complexity of a phone system!
Yes, that's a major benefit of using virtual local phone numbers. You'll be able to use your London number from anywhere in the country (and even whilst you're out of the country!).
We can provide virtual numbers for almost anywhere in the country. So you can choose a local virtual number in every area that you serve if you need.
Yes, once you've chosen your first number and logged into
the app, you can then add new virtual London numbers with just a few
taps, with instant setup.
Your virtual number will be fully enabled for phone calls, and also text messaging. It's fully business ready. If you have a team, you can even share the number with others on your team.
You simply need to install our mobile app, and then you'll be able to receive calls, make calls, and send/reply to text messages too.