What does a non-geographic number mean?
A non-geographic number or virtual number, or NGN number, is a phone number that is not linked to any specific location. When someone dials a non-geographic number, the decision is automatically transferred to the subscriber’s telephone, wherever that set is found. The destination telephone is often hard-wired (so-called landline) or wireless (cellular or satellite).
There are various sorts of non-geographic numbers that supported the tactic of billing. For example, the caller pays all charges, the called party pays all charges, or the fees are often shared. Typical rates are 4 to 10 cents per minute in total.
Charges may derive from one network, for instance, an area exchange and the non-geographic network itself. The system can provide the user with statistical data concerning the number of calls received during a billing period, where the calls have originated, the typical call duration, and even the typical number of rings before answering.
Non-geographic numbers UK
Non-geographic numbers in UK are 03, 05, 070/076, 080, 0845, 0870, 083/4, 0871, 09, 116 and 118 numbers. Non-geographic numbers in UK people use to call Government agencies and businesses, to make payments, get information, and vote on TV shows.
Say no to non-geographic numbers
Non-geographic numbers have a bad reputation because of a lot of scammers and scam companies for promotion.