When only the best will do, choose an Alltel 13 number to stand out from the crowd.

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Get a 13 number that is as unforgettable as your business.

Get a 13 number that is as unforgettable as your business.

A 13 number is a cut above the rest. With only six-digits in total, 13 numbers are highly memorable and easy to dial. If you’re after business phone number that makes the ultimate statement for your brand, then get a 13 number with Alltel.

Just like 1300 or 1800 number services, 13 numbers have all the flexibility of any inbound number services, allowing you to manage your incoming calls and routing them across multiple offices or locations.

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Why choose a 13 number for your business?

Discover 13 numbers

One obvious difference between 13 numbers and 1300 or 1800 numbers is the length of the phone number. With only six digits Including the 13 prefix, 13 numbers typically look like 13 XX XX or 13 XXXX, making them super easy to recall.

Calls to 13 numbers are charged at local call rates from any fixed line in Australia. Being a fully virtual number service, 13 numbers can be configured to manage very high call volumes, redirecting inbound calls to multiple answerpoints at different times of day and even based on the caller’s postcode or location. This makes 13 numbers a very powerful business tool for managing call flows and efficiencies.

Understanding 13 numbers

13 numbers costs explained.

13 numbers costs explained.

Unlike 1300 and 1800 numbers, the rights of use to 13 numbers are regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). This means that you will have to apply through the ACMA to acquire the right to use the 13 number for your business. The cost of a 13 number does vary depending on the availability and the number you choose. The cost is set entirely by the ACMA.

Additionally, 13 numbers attract a yearly government surcharge to enable continual use. For this reason, 13 numbers are typically used by medium to larger enterprises for its memorability and brand recognition.

basics of a 13 number

All about 13 numbers.

13 numbers are six-digit inbound numbers that customers can call at local call rates. Since these are shorter than 1300 and 1800 numbers, established businesses in highly competitive industries use these numbers to improve customer recall and attract more sales.

The rights of use to 13 numbers are regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority or ACMA. The cost of each number starts at $250 upwards. This varies depending on the demand and memorability of the number. Once you have acquired the rights of use to your 13 number, Alltel will get it activated for you.

As a virtual service, 13 numbers are not restricted to a single geographic location. Calls to a 13 number are automatically redirected to one or more of your existing phone services. Customise which phones your inbound number ring to; based on time and day, location, or your availability.

The cost of 13 number calls are split between the caller and the business. Calls from any fixed line in Australia are charged a standard local rate while mobile rates may vary, depending on the caller’s carrier. Aside from setup and monthly costs, 13 numbers come with an additional government surcharge of $7980 per year or $848.84 per month (excluding GST).

What is a 13 number

13 numbers are six-digit inbound numbers that customers can call at local call rates. Since these are shorter than 1300 and 1800 numbers, established businesses in highly competitive industries use these numbers to improve customer recall and attract more sales.

The rights of use to 13 numbers are regulated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority or ACMA. The cost of each number starts at $250 upwards. This varies depending on the demand and memorability of the number. Once you have acquired the rights of use to your 13 number, Alltel will get it activated for you.

How do 13 number work?

As a virtual service, 13 numbers are not restricted to a single geographic location. Calls to a 13 number are automatically redirected to one or more of your existing phone services. Customise which phones your inbound number ring to; based on time and day, location, or your availability.

The cost of 13 number calls are split between the caller and the business. Calls from any fixed line in Australia are charged a standard local rate while mobile rates may vary, depending on the caller’s carrier. Aside from setup and monthly costs, 13 numbers come with an additional government surcharge of $7980 per year or $848.84 per month (excluding GST).

13 number features

Make it easy for customers to remember you.

With today’s distracted market, it can be difficult to stand out from the crowd and be a memorable brand. 13 numbers give you a competitive edge with an easy recall number and features that can take your business to the next level.

Grow your market and encourage more phone enquiries with a notable 13 number.

Track and measure the success of your marketing campaigns by accessing free built-on reports.

Get a professional business number without the trouble of installing new phone lines.

Take business calls on the road or in between sites, keep the same 13 number even if you move or relocate.

Maintain effectiveness as your teams and branches increase: Alltel 13 numbers grow with your business.

Capture all leads and manage calls efficiently by customising your call redirection schemes.

Boost productivity and minimise interruptions by managing calls through your 13 number.

Connect remote workers, outsourced departments, and branches with a single business number.

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Easy recall

Brand recognition is everything. Your phone number can be just as memorable as the quality of your service.

Make live changes online

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No contracts

We offer simple and straightforward plans with no hidden charges. Stay with us because you want to.

Multiple routing options

Whether you operate from one office or have multi-sites across Australia, a 13 number can be customised to manage your call flows.

Get insightful reports

Get access to inbound call reports. See insightful call statistics such as caller locations, peak times and calls you’ve missed.

Fast activation

Once you have acquired the rights of use for your new 13 number, we can have you all set up and running in no time.

Flexible call management

Every business is different. Set up your 13 number so that it works for your business – not someone else’s.

Multiple routing options

Whether you operate from one office or have multi-sites across Australia, a 13 number can be customised to manage your call flows.

Enhance your 13 number

Pair services that can make your 13 number work harder for you.

Give the ultimate customer experience by adding services such as call forwarding menu for customers to direct their call. Add professional recorded messages or a live answering service to ensure your customers are always put first.

Give the ultimate customer experience by adding services such as call forwarding menu for customers to direct their call. Add professional recorded messages or a live answering service to ensure your customers are always put first.

13 number difference

Compare your business phone number options and pick what’s right for you.

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Mobility

Can you take your number with you wherever you go or if your business relocates?

Flexibility

Can you manage your incoming call flows based on your availability, time and day or the caller’s location?

Insights

Can you access inbound call reports?

Reach

Does your number have a national presence?

Manageability

Can you manage your number and make changes online?

Brand

Does your business number give a professional image for your brand?

Toll-free

Does your business number offer free local/landline calls?

Government fees

Do you have to pay an annual government surcharge?

Mobility

Can you take your number with you wherever you go or if your business relocates?

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1300 numbers

1800 numbers

Landline numbers

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Flexibility

Can you manage your incoming call flows based on your availability, time and day or the caller’s location?

13 numbers

1300 numbers

1800 numbers

Landline numbers

Mobile numbers

Insights

Can you access inbound call reports?

13 numbers

1300 numbers

1800 numbers

Landline numbers

Mobile numbers

Reach

Does your number have a national presence?

13 numbers

1300 numbers

1800 numbers

Landline numbers

Mobile numbers

Manageability

Can you manage your number and make changes online?

13 numbers

1300 numbers

1800 numbers

Landline numbers

Mobile numbers

Brand

Does your business number give a professional image for your brand?

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1300 numbers

1800 numbers

Landline numbers

Mobile numbers

Toll-free

Does your business number offer free local/landline calls?

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1300 numbers

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Mobile numbers

Government fees

Do you have to pay an annual government surcharge?

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1300 numbers

1800 numbers

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Frequently asked questions

Got more questions about 13 numbers?

What is the difference between a 13 and 1300 number?

While a 13 number is only 6 digits long, a 1300 number is 10 digits long. Additionally, 13 numbers attract an annual ACMA government fee of $7,980.

Can I pick my own 13 number?

Yes. You can choose a 13 number from the list of available numbers provided by ACMA. Once you’ve chosen your preferred number, your provider will get the number activated.

How can I get a 13 number?

All available 13 numbers are provided by ACMA. You can get a 13 number by choosing from the list of available numbers found on their official website. Once you’ve chosen your 13 number, your provider will get it activated.

Are 13 numbers free to call from mobiles?

No. Calls made to a 13 number from a mobile phone is charged to the caller at a rate that is determined by their mobile phone carrier.

Are 13 numbers free to call from a landline?

No. Calls made to a 13 number from a landline within Australia is charged at the local rate.

Alltel allows us to move from place to place and have the same fixed phone number, which makes it super easy for our clients to contact us no matter where they are (and super easy for our staff to remember!

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