Local UK Virtual Phone Numbers

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London, Birmingham and Glasgow among others - $2.95 per month*

  • Choose from over 550 different local UK cities
  • Unlimited incoming minutes when you answer with VoIP (i.e. your smartphone)
  • Use your smartphone, VoIP desk phone or forward calls to a regular phone number
  • Cancel anytime | No obligations | No contracts
  • Our phone system can be used for call menus, recording calls , time-based routing / phone number-based routing and more
  • At the moment it's only our UK mobile (07) numbers that support incoming SMS
  • No special registration with our UK/ England phone numbers

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Our inventory of U.K. cities

  • Coverage in the U.K. is extensive, search through our inventory to see if we carry the city you're looking for.
  • Keep in mind if you're porting in a phone number it's not required for that city/area code to show up - contact us for more details.
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3 core options with every United Kingdom phone number

  • These settings can be changed anytime via your FlyNumber panel
  • 1. Forward the United Kingdom FlyNumber to any regular phone number
  • Core FlyNumber feature and can be updated via your panel on the "fly" (pun intended)
  • No PBX or phone system involved when using this option
  • Anytime our system needs to send calls to a regular phone number, there is a low per min rate
  • More info on call forwarding

  • 2. Use the FlyNumber with our hosted pbx-phone system
  • This is optional. You can always go back to one of the other core options other (1. Regular Phone or 3. Voip/SIP)
  • It's $14.95 a month + the price of the United Kingdom phone number (shown top of page)
  • If you forward to a reg. phone number and/or make outgoing calls - a per min rate applies
  • IVR/Voice Menu | Record Calls | On-Hold/Queue | Time-based routing | SIP Accounts | Voicemail and more
  • Within the PBX, core features (1. and 3.) are expanded to a great degree
  • Use the PBX to make outgoing calls with your virtual phone number
  • More info on the phone system

  • 3. Set the United Kingdom virtual phone number directly to VoIP
  • Core FlyNumber feature - set the United Kingdom phone number to any SIP address (URI/host)
  • PBX not involved | Update settings instantly | Detailed logs (including failed attempts)
  • Using the SIP protocal (VoIP) might be the most effecnent way of answering calls, it would involve the fewset amount of "hops"
  • Your United Kingdom FlyNumber can be used with 3CX | Asterisk | FreePBX | FreeSwitch among other VoIP solution
  • There are no additional charges when receiving calls this way - Unlimited incoming minutes
  • Set your United Kingdom DID phone number to one of our "easy setup" voip providers
  • Every FlyNumber comes with 2 incoming channels (with the ability to purchase more soon)
  • More info on using VoIP

Buy a United Kingdom virtual phone number in 3 easy steps

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1.) Choose a country and city for your phone number

2.) How would you like to use the FlyNumber? (change this anytime)

3.) Configuration Options

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Example use cases for a UK virtual phone number

  • Whether you’re a startup from London or a brick and mortar establishment out of Glasgow - Post your UK FlyNumber anywhere
  • Website | Stationery | Online forms | Delivery Lorry | Storefront / Awning
  • Do you run a call center in the UK? - Get multiple UK numbers on the same account
  • Realtors from Birmingham to Manchester - Track , route and manage the call flow from the cloud
  • Post on Gumtree and use a UK FlyNumber instead of exposing your UK mobile/landline phone number
  • Privacy concerns with your current UK mobile/landline? - Use a FlyNumber anywhere, online (or offline)
  • A UK phone number for your CV / resume - Set the calls to any device/software ( add voicemail too )
  • Businessmen and the like who need to receive their UK calls while abroad. Before you travel you’ll want to set your mobile phones’ “Call forwarding” settings to a UK FlyNumber - you’ll now control how and where you want the calls (via the cloud)
  • A grandmother in London? Perhaps old secondary school buddies from Liverpool? - Get a local UK number for family and friends to reach you on
  • Working remotely from your pad in Leeds? - Get a UK virtual number and use it as your "2nd" phone line
  • Entrepreneur that “just needs a phone number” to post on the website “contact us” page

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Technical info on U.K. phone numbers

  • UK phone numbers are regulated by Ofcom, the national telecommunications regulatory authority.
  • Country code: The United Kingdom's international country code is +44. When dialing from abroad, you will need to use this code, followed by the area code and local number.
  • Area codes: UK area codes are also known as STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) codes. They can be 2 to 5 digits long, depending on the region. For example, London has the area code 020, while Edinburgh has 0131. Area codes are typically shorter in larger cities and longer in more rural areas.
  • Local numbers: Local numbers follow the area code and are typically 5 to 7 digits long, depending on the length of the area code. The total length of a UK phone number, including the area code and local number, is usually 10 digits (excluding the country code).
  • Formatting: UK phone numbers are usually written in the format (area code) local number, with a space separating the area code and local number. For example: (020) 1234 5678 for a London number, or (0131) 234 5678 for an Edinburgh number.
  • Mobile numbers: Mobile phone numbers in the UK start with the prefix 07, followed by a 9-digit number. For example: 07123 456789. Different mobile network operators have different prefixes, such as 075, 077, 078, or 079.
  • Non-geographic numbers: Some UK phone numbers are not linked to a specific geographic location. These include:
  • 0800 and 0808: Free-to-call numbers, usually used by businesses and customer service lines.
  • 084, 087: Service numbers with an additional charge, often used by businesses, government agencies, and helplines.
  • 0300, 0330, 0345: Non-geographic numbers charged at the same rate as local calls, often used by non-profit organizations and public services.
  • 09: Premium rate numbers, which can be expensive to call.
  • Dialing within the UK: When dialing a UK phone number within the UK, you don't need to use the country code (+44). Instead, you will need to use the area code and local number. For example, if you're calling a London number from within the UK, you would dial 020 1234 5678.

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The history behind British phone numbers

  • Early telephone exchanges (late 1800s): The UK's telephone system began in the late 19th century with the establishment of local telephone exchanges. Initially, phone numbers were short and varied by location, with subscribers identified by their names and addresses.
  • All-figure numbering (1915): As the telephone system expanded, operators transitioned to an all-figure numbering system in which telephone numbers were made up of digits only. This change simplified the dialing process and made it easier to expand the network.
  • Area codes and STD (1950s): Subscriber Trunk Dialing (STD) was introduced in the 1950s, allowing callers to dial long-distance numbers directly without operator assistance. Area codes were assigned to different regions, with London receiving the first code (01).
  • PhONEday (1995): To accommodate the growing demand for phone lines, the UK implemented the PhONEday changes on April 16, 1995. An extra digit, "1," was added after the initial "0" in all geographic area codes. For example, London's area code changed from "071" to "0171."
  • The Big Number Change (2000): Another major restructuring of the UK's telephone numbering system occurred on April 22, 2000. Known as "The Big Number Change," it introduced new area codes and expanded local numbers to seven or eight digits. For example, London's area codes were changed from "0171" and "0181" to "020."
  • Non-geographic numbers: Throughout the years, the UK has also introduced various non-geographic numbers for different purposes. These include "0800" and "0808" for freephone numbers, "0845" for local rate numbers, "0870" for national rate numbers, and "03" for non-geographic numbers charged at a standard rate.
  • Mobile phone numbers: Mobile phone numbers in the UK begin with "07" and are followed by nine digits. The exact format and allocation of these numbers have evolved over time to accommodate the growth of the mobile phone industry.


  • Wasn't the internet supposed to make phone calls more affordable?
  • FlyNumber works great if you just launched a start-up and you're on a shoestring budget
  • Is your business already off the ground but you'd rather not spend hundreds of dollars a month on phone service?
  • We come from a "mom and pop" type background, rooted in the international diversity that is NYC. We understand business.
  • Buy multiple international local phone numbers and manage them all from your FlyNumber account

Family and friends

  • Stay in touch with family and friends by giving them a phone number "local to them"
  • For example you have friends or family in the U.S. but now live elsewhere, you can give them a US FlyNumber that forwards directly to your smartphone
  • Great for expats that want to stay in touch with friends and family from their hometown
  • Give family members who aren't tech savvy an easy way to reach you no matter where you are
  • Grandma or Grandpa would love a simple local phone number they can dial that connects them to their loved ones

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Why choose FlyNumber?

  • You "own" the United Kingdom phone number, you can port out if necessary
  • No obligations | Cancel anytime | Never any hidden fee's | No contracts
  • You're billed based on the phone number, not users or agents
  • Detailed call logs that you can export to CSV, we don't retain the logs past a certain point
  • Logs include multiple responses - Ok (connected), declined, timeout, internal server error, request terminated and more
  • Set a credit card/Paypal for recurring billing or add funds manually to your prepaid balance
  • Easily add multiple phone numbers to your account
  • Starting at $2.95 a month for U.S numbers as well as Canada, the U.K. and others

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