Brexit has exceeded enough deadlines to make even the least of punctual university students blush. Still, here we aware, waiting for Article 50 to be triggered for the last time. Few people are sure of what Brexit means, least of all what it means for businesses.
Will relations crumble? Will they strengthen? Who knows! One thing certain, however, is that is cheap international calls will remain, meaning international ties need not be entirely severed. In 2017, the EU announced the removal of additional roaming charges on smartphones when travelling to another EU country.
Will free roaming charges survive Brexit? If the UK leaves without a deal, the government advises that mobile operators will be able to implement roaming charges if they wish to do so. Owing to this, apprehension surrounding international calls following Brexit is understandable. That said though, there are many ways around this.
International Phone numbers
If you do conduct business overseas, attaching international phone numbers to your business will ensure that any clients or customers abroad can contact you easily. You’re able to choose from a wide range of numbers throughout Europe and all around the world. Admittedly, the choice of numbers available does vary from country to country, but for those in Europe, you’re able to choose from a wide pool of regional numbers, as well as different types of national numbers.
This includes freephone and premium-rate numbers. On top of this, there are even universal international freephone numbers which cover a whole load of countries. With this, the root number remains the same while the country-specific freephone code changes, depending on the origin of the call. If you’re unsure of what you need, visit planet-number.co.uk for the ultimate in professional guidance on international phone numbers.
Voice over internet protocol, otherwise known as VoIP, is a super-flexible and extremely reliable phone system. Such systems are designed to send all of your incoming and outgoing calls via the internet, thus banishing any international rates. In addition to this, you will have crystal-clear call quality, as well as a flexible and easy to expand, cloud-based network.
What’s more, however, is that this network is also fully customisable to the ever-changing needs of your company. So, if Brexit does cause changes elsewhere in the business, a VoIP phone system is sure to be able to adhere to any changes. This can be implemented for just a tiny fraction of the cost you pay with traditional landlines!
Now available on most smartphones, WiFi calling routes voice calls and text messages over the internet using a WiFi network. It does so by connecting to the mobile phone operator without actually having to be connected to the network itself. While this may sound similar to VoIP or even Skype, it’s actually a whole different ball game.
This is because Skype works by using a separate number and service and cannot be used for emergency calls. Similarly, FaceTime only works with compatible Apple devices and is unable to call landlines or Android smartphones. WiFi calling, however, mimics all of the features and characteristics of a standard mobile phone call, using the same number. And it does so without the need of a separate app, or without relying on the phone network.
Your business connections need not dwindle, unlike Article 50!