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Using an 0203 phone number to help establish your London business presence

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Using an 0203 phone number to help establish your London business presence

You can now buy phone numbers starting with 0203 digits from Yay.com. A worthwhile addition to your business and phone number portfolio if you conduct your business in, or network in, England's capital city for business.

A short history of 0203 phone numbers in London

020 is the area code used for phone numbers in the London area. The original STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialling) area code for London was 01 when the numbering plan was first made available to the public in 1979. This in turn changed to 071 and 081 in 1990, and 0171 and 0181 in 1995.

The 020 area prefix was first created in June 1999 when the increase in demand for telephone numbers in the capital meant more number space was required. As a result of this, all 0171 and 0181 London numbers changed to 020 7XXX XXXX and 020 7XXX XXXX numbers.

Initially there was a common misconception that (020) 7 specifically related to inner London and (020) 8 was specific to greater London, however this isn't the case.

In June 2005, again to meet the growing clamour for London-based phone numbers, new London-centric numbers which followed the format of 020 3XXX XXXX were introduced.

Why should you get an 0203 phone number?

When starting up your business it's inevitable that you want to get up and running as soon as possible and while a mobile phone number might be viable in the first instance, a truly dedicated number will greater serve your business.

Whether you are a plumber, lawyer or estate agent, having a dedicated phone number can help your business gain trust with the customer and look more professional. Make sure potential customers don't skip over your business because you look less established. With a VoIP provider like Yay.com you can appear 'big business' at a price that's friendly for a growing businesses.

An 0203 phone number is also a great choice if you want a London number but can't find any 0207 or 0208 variations that you are happy with. While having a number that is connected to the capital city is sure to add added weight to your business by association.

When you buy an 020 number from a VoIP provider like Yay.com it isn't location-dependent which means you can take it with you wherever you go. It also means that you don't have to worry if you're located elsewhere in the UK, but conduct the majority of your business in London. Similarly, if you are starting out and looking to build your business presence there, it can be a useful tool in establishing yourself.

Having a dedicated 020 3 phone number also ensures that you can have a phone number committed to sales or accounts queries if you prefer.

What else do you get with your 0203 London number?

When you buy an 020 3XXX XXXX phone number from Yay.com along with a full VoIP call plan, you can benefit from a state-of-the-art Cloud PBX which acts as an online switchboard for your incoming and outgoing calls. Call plans come with power-punching features such as call forwarding, call recording, voicemails, interactive voice response options and more.

Buy your perfect 020 number using our phone number search and get started today!

Adrian

Posted by Adrian

Digital Marketing at Yay.com

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