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What Is A Virtual Phone Number?

Mobile technology has changed everything. More and more small business owners are leveraging the power of smartphones to run their businesses. But what about making and receiving actual phone calls?

Traditional business telephone systems are expensive and stationary, and your personal number is, well, personal. Virtual phone numbers offer a unique solution to this problem, offering the flexibility of mobile technology, while keeping business and personal numbers separate.

A virtual phone number is a number not physically tied to a dedicated phone line. It’s a cloud-based phone number that allows you to choose which device a call should route to. When someone calls your virtual number, you can take the call on any device, no matter where you are.

How Do Virtual Phone Numbers Work?

Imagine being able to make and receive business calls from anywhere—the beach, a corner café, or your couch at home. A virtual phone number makes it all possible, because with a virtual phone number, you have the freedom to use your business phone number from anywhere. With easy-to-use web-based management tools, you can point incoming calls to any phone via call forwarding and place calls using a mobile app. To the person you’re calling or the person calling you, a virtual phone number functions exactly like a traditional phone number.

Virtual Phone Number Benefits

Instant Activation

No more waiting around for the phone company to set up your new phone line. You can get a virtual phone number instantly.


Not only can you get your new number fast, you can also get exactly the type of number you need and you can configure it to work just the way you need it to.

  • Easily get local numbers: In any area code or city you want.
  • Easily get toll-free numbers: In any prefix you want.
  • Take control of your number: Change where it rings any time with ease.
  • Freedom to use on any device: Even on multiple devices at the same time, without being tied to a specific service address or phone.

Cost Savings

But best of all, it will cost you a fraction of the price of a traditional phone number. Since virtual numbers leverage the efficiency of cloud technology, providers pass the savings on to you – virtual phone numbers are typically 40% to 60% less than phone numbers from traditional carriers and they don’t require long-term contracts or hardware. To put it simply: you get more for less.

Virtual phone numbers are powered by software that runs in the cloud, which opens the door to a whole range of business phone features that traditional phone companies just can’t offer affordably to small businesses. Here are just a few of them:

Getting Started with a Virtual Phone Number

It’s hard to think of resources that are more valuable to small businesses than time and money. A virtual phone number will save you both. What’s more, the technology is easy to use and scalable. With a virtual phone number, as your business grows, your phone system will grow right along with it.

Are you ready to reap the rewards that a virtual phone number can offer? Contact Tresta. Setup is as easy as picking your number, creating an account and downloading the mobile app. Plus, your first 30 days with Tresta are free!