EDINBURGH, UK – Connect Communications, the UK-based provider of telephone answering and related services, announced today that they are introducing local presence numbers for their corporate clients. The service enables a business to add a programmable telephone number for any geographical region in the UK. For example, a business in the 0208 area could also have a number in 0131, making it appear local to callers in the 0131 area.
“Many consumers prefer a local business when they need a product or service,” said Nicky Walker of Connect Communications. “For instance, if you want your washing machine repaired, you may want someone local, even if a national repair service is the best value – we give that national service a local number so it will function like a local business. This will help them grow.”
Connect is able to offer the local presence service through a partnership with KCOM Group. Customers can choose programmable numbers in 0208, 0131, 0161 and 0121, as well as in many other local areas. The programmable numbers offer clients a more professional image. A programmable number can be set to deliver calls to any location or even change the destination based on such as factors as time of day or season. Connect also offers 0800 and 0808 numbers, for freephone service, and 0845 and 033, for local rate calls. “Freephone can be a huge boost to business,” Walker added. “A study by the Institute of Direct Marketing found that a freephone number can improve response to advertising by up to 185%!”
Connect Communications has been based on the outskirts of Edinburgh since it launched 8 years ago. All calls are answered by UK-based operators. The company offers telephone answering and diary management services.
The company’s Website, www.connect-communications.co.uk details the service
For more information, click http://www.connect-communications.co.uk/programmable-numbers, or call 0845 838 3300.
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Company Name: Connect Communications
Contact Person: Nicky Walker
Phone: 0845 838 3300
Country: United Kingdom