Mumbai, July 27 2019: Cloud Communications Service Provider Route Mobile Limited has announced its latest offering – Instant Virtual Number for individuals and businesses to have multiple numbers with no additional devices & SIM Card which ensures complete privacy.
IVN’s will prove very beneficial for female users who don’t want to expose their mobile number to non-reliable parties, like taxi services, loyalty programs, etc. as well to people who are concerned about exposing their primary/personal number to consumer outlets, like apparel brands or restaurants. The service works on a monthly subscription fee package.
Instant Virtual Number which is integrated with cloud telephony, enables the subscriber to have two numbers - the normal number “The Primary Number” and a temporary virtual number “Secondary Number” which is the Instant Virtual Number. To the outside world, the Instant Virtual Number would reflect exactly like a normal number.
There is effortless switching between the primary and virtual numbers. Moreover, one can schedule the use of the virtual number during a set time period. It is also possible to maintain call/SMS screening lists. One can also request the operator to change the Virtual number and reassign the last used virtual number within a set period of time.
The calls and SMS charges are the same as a normal number of usages in the subscription package. The amount for this is deducted or charged to the primary number. The usage and availability of virtual phone numbers are subject to the regulations of the country and the telephone service provider.
IVN is primarily beneficial for privacy as well as the following reasons:
- People who want to publish an advertisement in the newspaper or the Internet;
- People who are concerned about exposing their primary/personal number to consumer outlets, like apparel brands or restaurants
- Female users who don’t want to expose their mobile number to non-reliable parties, like taxi services, loyalty programs, etc.
- It can also be used for entrepreneurs for business purposes such as a separate number for instant messaging apps (WhatsApp, Viber).
Says Rajdipkumar Gupta, MD and Group CEO, Route Mobile: “Customers/subscriber privacy/confidentiality is of utmost importance to operator networks, yet one of the key concerns raised by their customers. Route Mobile’s Instant Virtual Numbers intends to solve this problem in terms of privacy. An IVN serves consumers with an option to have additional numbers on their existing sim card. Although they would have an additional number which would act as an instant virtual number, it would work exactly the same as that of their primary number. Route Mobile brings you this solution which is aimed at benefiting personal privacy.”
Established in 2004, Route Mobile Limited is a leading cloud communications platform service provider, catering to enterprises, over-the-top (OTT) players and mobile network operators (MNO).
What is an Instant Virtual Number?
Instant Virtual Number (IVN) is a virtual number which is configured virtually on the top of your existing primary mobile number. It not only certifies safety but at the same time lets the consumer control its privacy. Placing a call through IVN only needs the caller to add a prefix which is given by the operator. This, in turn ensures that the calls received and made using virtual numbers are identifiable.
Here are the top 6 reasons/benefits of using Instant Virtual Numbers which makes it a boon:
Multiple numbers: Versatile in its applicability, IVNs can cater to the increasing demand of consumers by providing them with as many virtual numbers as one needs. Although consumers can have multiple instant virtual numbers, operators may limit the total number of numbers to three or four per consumer.
No additional devices and SIM Card: Completely eliminate mobile phones usage for instant virtual numbers as all of these virtual numbers shall be virtually configured on the consumer’s primary mobile number. To put simply, this technology allows providing an instant virtual number on top of the consumer’s existing number which ultimately requires no additional devices and SIM cards. Thus, eliminating the need for having an additional SIM card which reduces the operator’s supply chain cost.
Maintain a balance between personal and professional life Extensive use of mobile phones in professional, as well as personal lives, make the distinction between personal and official calls difficult. Employing an IVN dedicatedly for personal use can make this distinction clearer.
Utmost privacy: One of the most top rated concerns of consumers is their privacy which is also associated with modern day vulnerability to security threats. These threats can usually range from social hacking to identifying theft looming. Using IVNs, consumers can have an option to share their contact details with trusted or untrusted parties depending on the nature of work and communication.
Easy configuration Configuring an IVN is as simple as dialling a phone number on your mobile phone. Consumers can easily configure it by dialling an IVR or USSD code. Not only that, they can manage their numbers all by themselves, which also lets them terminate the virtual number before its expiry date.
Cost-effective Having to handle multiple mobile numbers can not only be exhausting but at the same time expensive. But when it comes to IVNs, both of these attributes are well addressed.
Instant virtual numbers are add-ons to the consumer’s primary number which makes its subscription fee nominal. As the use and dependency of mobile numbers are clearly witnessed in the market today, the number of mobile phone users in the world is expected to cross the five billion mark by the end of 2019. This leads to increased mobile phone penetration which is forecasted to rise up by 67 per cent by 2019. These statistics can be considered as a testimony to the rising need for having multiple mobile numbers.