Consider a case, where a call made to one’s office line could only be picked up at his office. This is because of telecoms companies used to use physical lines to make calls made to a particular number. A telephone number, a delivery location and physical line were all required for this whole process to complete.
For easing the above situation, there comes a concept of a virtual number, also called as Direct Inward Dialling (DID) or access number, removes the physical limitations associated with traditional numbers. By using the remote agents, virtual number eliminates the need for physical phone lines and expensive PBX systems. This means that the number is not tied to a physical location; rather, it can be directed to any location one chooses. It is a telephone number which is used to route calls to the user’s actual phone number or numbers. They are programmed to forward incoming calls to a list of pre-set telephone numbers.
They are often used to enable long distance service without incurring long distance charges in IP telephony and also makes it possible for someone within a specified location with area code call an IP telephony user in another area code as if it were a local call only. It works as follows: A VoIP i.e. voice over IP, customer asks their service provider to assign them a virtual number with a desired area code. When someone in that area code dials that virtual phone number, the call registers as if it were local one, but seamlessly maps it to the customer’s actual telephone number. The VoIP service providers, typically charge customers a small monthly fee for each virtual phone number. However, these numbers are mainly used for SMS services and can send SMS reliably and securely, send & receive texts worldwide. Many virtual SMS providers provide the highest quality text service at the best price.
Many service providers of these type make a promise to keep it operational without any charges for receiving SMS. One can send as many messages as he would like to activate accounts that otherwise require personal details to verify. Also, SMS can be sent to the virtual numbers as many times and as often as one wants because their ae no limits in this case. There are large number of virtual phone numbers that allows receiving of SMS from all over the world and to enable ease and convenience when registering and verifying on sites. One can register and verify numerous websites such as Google, Yahoo, Fiverr, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc, using various platforms providing virtual phone number SMS service. Best thing about this is they are disposable and are discarded at a set period. Every month, new virtual phone numbers are given to enable one receive SMS from any part of the world. Now, no more waiting time one has to expect for accessing and receiving the messages in real time. There would not be any form of delay in accessing and receiving messages.