An Updated Guide to Getting Your Smartnumber

A big change has recently happened to the process of getting your own smartnumbers. So we at Alltel decided to give you an updated guide to help you through this process. To begin, let’s discuss what smartnumbers are, how they can benefit your business, and finally–how to get one today.

What are Smartnumbers?

Smartnumbers are highly memorable inbound numbers that are considered the best available numbers. They can either be 13, 1300, or 1800 numbers. Instead of choosing from a pool of random numbers, this service allows you to have two types of inbound numbers. They could either spell out a business name/service or come in number patterns that give an instant recall.

How do they work?

These numbers function in the same way as pooled virtual numbers. They can be pointed to answer points such as your landline, mobile phone, or even an after-hours live answering service. Since you’d own the rights to your number, you never have to change your business number again.

Are they worth the cost?

DEFINITELY. Let’s face it, people have shorter and shorter attention spans. While online shopping is slowly getting traction, most people still prefer making a phone call before completing a purchase. Think about all the sales leads you’d be capturing through smart numbers. The routing options allow you to have the flexibility of taking business calls whenever, wherever!

How do I get them?

Until recently, numbers were auctioned off at certain dates and involved a lot of waiting. Today, changes have been made to make purchasing a smart number relatively easy. Search and select your desired number from the
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Numbering System website (www.thenumberingsystem.com.au). You may choose from available 13, 1300, and 1800 numbers.

Once you’ve found the number you want, set up your smartnumbers account and pay the registration fee. You may then review your order and pay for the rights of use to that number. Rates start at $250 per number. Once that’s settled, we’ll handle the rest for you!

Alltel is a specialist carrier of virtual inbound numbers. We make sure that you get the most out of your smart number with a free reporting tool that lets you track the success of your marketing campaigns. The best part? We can have your inbound numbers set up within a day—talk about hassle-free! To get started, call us up at 1 300 ALLTEL or visit us at www.alltel.com.au.