How to divert calls from landline to mobile

Business and Tips & Tricks

Having a local or national landline number goes a long way in presenting your business as reliable and accessible to your customers. It’s reassuring to know someone is available if there’s a query or complaint that needs to be handled.

Typically you don't need a dedicated landline, especially if you're sole trader or a start up. More often than not, you just want to forward landline calls to your mobile.

There are two leading solutions to help you get a landline on your mobile.

Option 1: Call Forwarding

If you just want to receive calls on your new number a simple forwarding service to divert calls from one number to another is all you'll need.

Call Forwarding from Dial 9 is one of the cheapest and most reliable solutions on the market. For just £5 per month you'll get:

  • A free 01, 02 or 03 number
  • 60 minutes of diverted calls from UK phones

After that, you can buy bundles of 500, 1000 or 2000 minutes. Alternatively, you can simply pay 1p per minute for calls from landlines or 4p for calls from mobiles. The choice is yours!

Pluses

  • Easiest option to set up
  • Divert calls to one or many numbers
  • Access to lots of powerful features

Minuses

  • You can only use your number for incoming calls

Sign up today

Want to start forwarding your calls to your mobile? Click here for more info.

Option 2: Virtual Phone System

You'll need a slightly more comprehensive solution if you want to make outgoing calls from your business phone number.

Dial 9 Business Phone is a flexible virtual phone system which is perfect for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Just pay £3.99 per month for every person in your company that will be making and receiving calls. There are no long term fixed contracts and you'll get to choose a free 01, 02 or 03 telephone number as standard.

Choose how to pay for your calls

Unlike traditional call forwarding, you won't need to pay every minute for incoming calls. Simply pay a fixed fee for every phone, then choose how you'd like to pay for your calls.

Pay as you go

  • 1p/min to landlines
  • 4p/min to mobiles

Call minute bundles

  • 500 minutes for £7.50
  • 1,000 minutes for £14
  • 2,000 minutes for £26

Unlimited calls

Does only one of your colleagues spend a lot of time on the phone? Upgrade individual phones to unlimited calls for just £9.99 and use the other payment methods to cover the cost of calls made by everyone else.

Works with Android and iOS

Install the free Dial 9 Anywhere app on your Android or iOS device and use it to make and receive landline calls on your mobile.

Pluses

  • Often works out cheaper than call forwarding for one person
  • Flexibility to grow with you as your business expands
  • Access to even more powerful features

Minuses

  • Slightly more expensive than traditional call forwarding if you want multiple people to receive incoming calls

Sign up today

Interested in giving the Dial 9 Business Phone a try? Click here for more info.

Got any questions about call forwarding?

Our UK-based support team are always here to help. If you'd like to speak to us, give us a call on 0330 088 0901 between 9am and 5:30pm (Monday to Friday), or send an e-mail to sales@dial9.co.uk and we'll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Rob is the Lead Frontend Developer at aTech Media. He is absurdly tall with a passion for CSS, JavaScript, burgers, and rugby.