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What are Virtual Landlines?

Virtual Landlines are simply the common name used to describe the modern product of business and consumer telephone landlines supplied over reliable IP technology. Traditionally, telephone landlines were supplied and delivered to organisations via copper cabling. With the deregulation of telecoms markets today, most modern businesses source their VoIP landlines or “Virtual Landlines” from approved, independent telecoms providers over IP technology which essentially means via their Internet connection.

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A virtual landline number also called a mobile landline number, is the primary incoming telephone number used by businesses to communicate with the outside world, it is prevalent on most organisations marketing including; websites, business cards, and email signatures. A business landline number is the method that your customers use when contacting you, calling for support, or requesting additional services. It is the lifeblood of modern-day businesses and for this reason, a reliable, cost-effective and feature-rich business landline solution is critical for successful operations. United Telecoms’ virtual landlines can be up and running within hours, provide exceptional reliability, an array of features and the ability to reduce your organisations telecoms costs.

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Benefits of a Virtual Landline

You can reroute your mobile landline number to any iOS or Android smartphone device when power or data connectivity is down via our simple self-service portal, ensuring you never miss an incoming call again.

Our smart, online self-service portal allows you to control multiple features of the landline system anywhere in the world, as long as you are connected to the internet.

Never worry about losing your incoming landline again, your number is securely stored in the United Telecoms voice cloud system, with the ability to forward to any other number in minutes.

A virtual landline is ideal for small businesses of 1 or more users or multiple landlines suitable for 1000+ user systems.

Project a professional, customer-centric appearance with a local business landline number that resonates with prospects in your area of operation.

Receive and make your calls anywhere in the world at no additional cost via the smartphone mobile extension.

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Frequently asked questions

All you need is an internet connection (new or existing). You can use any reliable, stable internet connection including 4G/LTE, 5G, Fibre, ADSL, Wireless or Satellite. No Telkom lines are required for the service to run.

Yes, of course, you can port your existing geographic landline number so that you are still contactable on your geographic number.

The virtual landline is set up remotely and can be activated on the same day as sign-up. The landline is set up within minutes by our in-house technical team; thereafter simple instructions are sent to the user to download and set up the app on their smartphone.

Yes, our system allows you to receive unlimited incoming calls. If you are on a call and cannot answer incoming calls, our auto attendant system will be required. An auto-attendant acts as a virtual receptionist and can place calls onto a pre-determined holding message, allowing for multiple callers to be placed in a virtual queue. We recommend providing a customised “on hold” message for your clients while they wait to speak to you, ensuring they understand that you will answer shortly, as well as passing on relevant marketing information to the waiting callers.

Yes, your virtual number works anywhere in the world all that is required is that you have a reliable internet connection, there is no additional cost to the caller or yourself.

The user experience is simple and intuitive. You can make and receive calls on any compatible IP desktop telephone, your smartphone or PC, or any combination of these devices. If using the softphone PC-based extension, we recommended purchasing a simple, hands-free headset to ensure a high-quality end-user experience.

The virtual landline subscription fees are for the virtual landline and smartphone application only, this price includes your landline number and access to the virtual landline extension application. We do offer Yealink IP Phone handsets at an additional cost for users who prefer to have a traditional desk-based phone. The package does not include airtime or data, this is sold additionally.

Users can be added or removed quickly and easily, within a matter of minutes. Please remember there is a 30-day notice period, so any decreases made will take 30 days to reflect on your invoice.

1.    Check if call usage costs are included as a bundled fee or charged separately per call.
2.    Many providers charge per minute call rates and/or a connection fee. Per-minute call rates increase the call charges as a 15-second call will still be charged for a full minute, while call connection charges are effectively a minimum fee for each call connected and lift call charges significantly.
3.    Check if all features of the systems are included in the subscription price. Some pricing models include only the most basic system and exclude many features which must then be added on at additional fees in order to operate a professional landline service.
4.    Check online client testimonials and reviews to ensure the provider has a history of reliable customer service support.
5.    Check details such as contract cancellation policies, and duration of the contract.

For a more detailed breakdown on how to assess hosted PBX providers and virtual landline providers, read our guide on how to assess telephony quotes.

Yes. Our Virtual mobile landlines work on iOS and Android Smartphones. Within 15 minutes you can install the app on your smartphone, login using your supplied credentials (a username and password) and be up and running making and receiving calls on your smartphone based mobile landline. 

Got questions? Contact our experts today.

South Africa Map Outline

We service the following locations in South Africa

Western Cape: Cape Town, Belville, Paarl, Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Vredendal, Hout Bay, Green Point, Bloubergstrand, Durbanville, Melkbosstrand.
Eastern Cape: Port Elizabeth, Knysna, East London, George.
Kwa-Zulu Natal: Durban, Pinetown, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Ballito, Port Shepstone, Pietermaritzburg, Umhlanga, Westville, Hillcrest, Amanzimtoti.
Gauteng: Johannesburg, Vereeniging/Vaal, Sandton, Midrand, Pretoria, Centurion, Randburg, Roodepoort, Germiston, Alberton, Edenvale, Menlo Park.
Free State: Bloemfontein, Welkom, Bethlehem.
Mpumalanga: Witbank, Nelspruit.
Northern Cape: De Aar, Kimberley, Repra (Upington Area).
North West: Klerksdorp, Mafikeng.
Limpopo: Phalaborwa, Polokwane/Pietersburg.
Outside South Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Mozambique.

What Our Customers Say

“Once we approved the installations we were kept up to date daily with the levels of progress on our various sites and were very impressed with the final installation”

Spear Properties


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