In Ireland we supply 1800, 1850, 1890 and 0818 numbers. Which number is the most appropiate for your needs depends on the nature of your business and your likely caller profile. Another key consideration for you is the costs associated with each type of number and we can discuss the various options with you.
Freephone numbers and local rate numbers will generate more calls from prospective clients. They also have the added advantage of giving the impression that you are a large, professional and well established company.
You can choose to have the calls answered by us, or alternatively you can have the calls terminate on your mobile or landline.
These numbers are particularly useful when they operate as information lines or service desk helplines and we can provide management reporting to allow you to monitor activities and costs.
1800 numbers allow callers to contact companies free of charge from anywhere in Ireland (including mobiles). Its the best number to use if you want to attract a high volume of callers to your organisation.
1850 numbers allow callers to contact companies at a fixed rate per call, you then pay the balance of the call on a per second basis. Customers calling from a standard Eircom landline will only pay 6.66c fixed charge no matter where they call from within Ireland, regardless of the time that they spend on the phone. Calls from mobiles, charge cards and other networks may cost more.
1890 numbers allow the caller to contact your company for the price of a local call, regardless of where they or you are located and you pay the balance of the call. Callers dialling from a standard Eircom landline will pay 5.17c day time & 1.32c evening / weekends per minute while you pay the balance. Calls from mobiles, charge cards and other networks may cost more. These numbers are ideal for businesses.
The 0818 numbers enable people to call you from anywhere in Ireland for the price of a national rate call (before any discounts), and you don't pay to receive the calls. Customers calling from standard Eircom telephone will pay 5.19c/min day time and 1.33c/min evening & weekend time no matter where they call from within Ireland. Calls from mobiles, charge cards and other networks may cost more.