The service is available at www.PersonalNumber.com, where users can sign up for a free UK +44 number which can be forwarded to any mobile phone or landline in the UK or US at no cost. Additional countries will be added shortly.
Customers can register online, and instantly be issued their very own Global number. After logging in, free call forwarding can be set up to five numbers, or set to go to voicemail. The call divert can be changed by logging onto the website anywhere in the world. There is zero cost to sign up, no contract, and no fees payable at any time. A free voicemail to email facility is also provided.
When the user travels abroad their personal number can be mapped to a prepaid Global SIM card so that they can receive calls on the SIM card throughout the world. Free incoming calls are offered in over 50 countries, including all of Europe, Australia and parts of the Middle East. Free voicemail retrieval is also available worldwide. The Global SIM card also has the advantage of considerably cheaper outbound calls and texts whilst overseas than with regular Network Operators.
The service is ideal for anyone (for example a business user ) who wants to be contactable on a single number wherever they are in the UK or abroad without paying anything for incoming calls. Business users can issue their own personal number to colleagues and customers ensuring they will never miss an important call. Cost savings are considerable, bearing in mind the normal charges of diverting from a landline to a regular mobile number, and the fact that receiving calls abroad on a regular mobile service are normally notoriously high.
The privacy afforded by the service is ideal for individuals who need to publish a phone number in conjunction with printed or online classified advertisements – or when using any form of dating service. Since callers never dial the user’s domestic mobile or home number, their anonymity is ensured.