Connect your Smartnumber®
Alltel is one of Australia’s leading Smartnumber carriers
Smartnumbers are phone numbers that spell words or contain a pattern that makes them easy to remember, for example 1300 ALLTEL (1300 255 835).
These numbers provide benefits to businesses, which include more memorable contact telephone numbers, encourage calls because of the low call costs, and provide access to built-in reporting to help measure the success of marketing campaigns and automatic routing of inbound call traffic and built-in reporting to help measure the success of marketing campaigns. Automatic routing allows national businesses to direct calls on a regional basis.
Many Australian businesses choose to have their smartnumbers carried by Alltel because of our wide range of telecommunications products, competitive prices and great customer service. But don’t just take our word for that, see what our customers say about us.
How to get a Smartnumber
Note that there are some telcos who will offer to purchase your smartnumber for you, and then lease it back to you. Alltel strongly recommends that you purchase the number in your own right if it is available. This gives you complete control over your number, and will save you money in the long term.
Smartnumbers are available from the government through the www.thenumberingsystem.com.au web site. The public can directly purchase numbers of choice. Prices start from $250 and a one-time registration charge of $19.50 applies.
- Search the www.thenumberingsystem.com.au site for available 13, 1300 and 1800 smartnumbers. At this point, you also have the option to skip through to set up your smartnumbers® account.
- Once account has been set up and number has been chosen, register the number/s.
- Review order/s. Agree to terms and conditions applied.
- Checkout and pay*
How to connect a Smartnumber
Once you’ve successfully acquired your Smartnumber/s of choice, give us a call here at Alltel to activate your Smartnumber and have it up and working in no time!
Smartnumbers come with extended rights of use that enable you to on-sell your number and to keep it unconnected for up to 3 years.
These numbers attract an annual government fee of $1 for 1800 and 1300 numbers (which Alltel waives), and of $10,000 for 13 numbers (which Alltel is able to reduce to $8110 per year if paid in advance, or $850 per month). This government fee is in addition to connection and ongoing usage fees charged by your smartnumber carrier.
*Payment via credit card is highly recommended as EFT and BPAY® takes longer to process. Numbers remain available to others until payment is received.smartnumbers® is a registered trademark, held by the Commonwealth for the benefit of the ACMA.