Broadband and telephone provider in the UK
Thread poster: Estefanía González

Estefanía González  Identity Verified
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Oct 14, 2011

Hi everyone,

I just moved from Germany to London and I am looking for a broadband and telephone provider.

I would also like to have two different landline numbers. One number for personal use and the other one for professional use. None of the companies I have approached -except for BT, who would need to install an extra line – offer the possibility of having two different landline numbers.

Have you found a workaround to this?

Which are your experiences with VoIP providers in the UK?

Thanks again for your help.

Kind regards,

Estefanía González


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Neil Coffey  Identity Verified
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Extra line Oct 14, 2011

As far as your extra "land line" is concerned, why not just buy as many numbers as you need from Skype-- it costs a few quid a month and you can install Skype on your iPhone (or other smartphone I assume) so when somebody rings your number, it comes through to your phone.

To the customer, it's effectively like any other national phone number-- they pay standard call charges. You can even choose a number local to various major cities if you want customers to benefit from local call charges (though it depends if you really want to go out of your way to encourage phone calls, of course-- on the rare occasion somebody telephones me for a quote, really the first thing I'm going to ask them to do is e-mail the document anyway...).

[Edited at 2011-10-14 16:32 GMT]


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