How Does Virtual Numbers Work?

Here is an example how it works:

Let's say that you live in New York and your mom lives in San Paolo. Her phone number area code is +55 11. You could get a virtual San Paolo phone number with +55 11 area code that rings to your VoIPVoIP phone line in New York. Now mom calls this new San Paolo phone number to reach you and doesn't have to pay long distance charges when she calls you.

In more technical terms, VoIPVoIP has partnered with carriers around the world and our partners provide real phone numbers from over 1200 cities. When the phone number is called in that city, our partners send the calls to our network through Internet and we forward the calls to our customers phone.


Virtual US Phone number with area code of your choice is $6.99/ month. If you get a US Toll Free Number you also pay 2.9 cents/minute for incoming calls. Learn more..

Virtual International phone number from any other 40+ countries is $15 /month plus $15 one time set-up fee.

International Toll Free numbers pricing vary by the country. Learn more..

There are two ways of forwarding virtual number calls to our customers:

IF YOU HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION; we can forward calls to any VoIP device or softphone connected to your Internet connection which is configured with your VoIPVoIP account. In this case all incoming calls are FREE.

Click here to find the list of VoIP devices you can use with your VoIPVoIP account.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION; we can forward calls to any mobile or landline phone in the world when you activate call forwarding feature in your account.

In this case when you receive calls, you also pay call forwarding fee, which is the same rate of calling to that destination that the call is forwarded.

For example if you forward your International Virtual Phone Number to a US mobile phone, the call forwarding rate would be 1.9 cents a minute, the same rate of calling any US mobile phone number.

If you forward your call to an UK mobile phone number the rate would be between 14-28 cents a minute, since UK mobile rates vary according to mobile phone company. You can find the exact call forwarding charge you will pay every time you receive calls with your virtual number, checking the rate of calling that destination and area code at International rates link. Click here for all International rates.

How do you charge call forwarding fee?

While you open a VoIPVoIP account you need to buy at least $10 of prepaid credit, which you can use to make calls with any VoIP device.

The call forwarding fees are also subtracted from this prepaid credit which is also automatically recharged when below $2 threshold. You also have the option to close automatic recharge option, but your service would be disconnected if your credit is below $0 and you need to buy more credit manually.

Virtual phone number with Voicemail

You can also use your virtual phone number with our free voicemail feature. You can record your own greeting and receive your calls anywhere as voicemail and as e-mail as well.

All other features like Caller ID, Do Not Disturb, Call Rejection and more are also free with a Virtual Phone Number.

Imagine of having business cards with USA, UK, and Brazil satellite office numbers. For a low-cost monthly charge, clients worldwide can call you without dialing long distance. And you get the local presence without all the expensive overhead.

More Benefits

Use your Virtual Phone Number account prepaid credit to make calls as with the lowest rates in the world. VoIPVoIP Pay-as-you-Go service has no monthly payments, no taxes or any other hidden fees. Learn more.

International Virtual Phone Numbers Coverage

The currently supported worldwide locations are listed on the right side menu. Click on the country to see the available area codes for that country. Please note that our coverage is continuously expanding so check regularly for updates.

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Questions? Need Help?

If you are only Phone Card user or don't have VoIP device, you can still buy an international phone number and forward to your mobile or home phone. In this case you also pay the rate of forwarding the calls to your phone, which is the same rate of calling to that destination.

For example if you forward your International phone number to a US mobile phone, the call forwarding rate would be 1.9 cents a minute.

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