What To Look For When It Comes To Toll Free Numbers

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If you are looking to get a 1300 number, Australia is one of the leading countries in the world that uses numbers that are "Toll Free". Once you have connected your home or office to one of these numbers, clients can dial your business for the price of a local call. Known in trade circles as Local rate or Smart numbers, these work best when calls come in from over a large area. However, when dialling from a mobile phone, the call charge rate will be set by your mobile phone service provider.

Calling 1300 numbers

A 1300 number is a virtual number that is not tied to any physical phone line the way a landline or mobile phone is. This number only exists on the network and has to have a destination or answer point configured. When a call is received at the exchange or mobile tower, the system will perform a look up request to the carrier of that service and find out the relevant destination for the call. The destination for the call can vary based on caller type, time based routing, state/region /exchange based routing, and over flow routing as well.

1300 Number

Many businesses will use a 1300 number in order to have a national presence. It has been shown that Australian consumers prefer calling businesses that have a 1300 line or certainly find the numbers easier to remember. It seems that customers also see the business as a more professional business.

Move with you

Businesses also have access to other features that come with this number. One of them is a detailed report that tells the effectiveness of advertising campaigns through different media outlets. The number isn't tied to any specific phone or exchange so helps businesses that are in a state of flux or growth.


It is possible to lease or buy a 1300 number. Leasing is the option most people choose and this usually starts around $2 a day. Buying a number is a large investment but may be worth it depending on your business.

Like anything it is always good to do as much research as possible and think about the type of clients that will phone your business. Are they phoning from home or mobiles. Where will they look to find your number? So I hope that helped you to think about weather you want to get a 1300 number.


James Knight has a marketing background and writes useful information for businesses. To find out more about how to Get a 1300 Number, visit Flash Numbers for lists of double and triple digit easy to remember 1300 numbers and phone words

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