1800 numbers are the Australian reversed charge network. This means that the business pays for the cost of the customer's call.
A customer can make a call to a 1800 number from any fixed landline within Australia for the price of a local call.
When your customer calls a 1800 number from their mobile phone, their mobile provider will charge your customer a fee for ringing your 1800 number.
This fee varies and will depend on which company they are with.
A 1800 number piggy-backs your already existing service.
This can be a mobile number or a fixed land line.
1800 numbers do not need a separate phone line.
A 1800 number does not affect your existing service.
Customers will still be able to dial your fixed land line or mobile phone number directly.
You may still dial out from your mobile phone or fixed land line, these calls will be billed to you by your existing provider.
Telcoworks will only bill you for any incoming calls on your 1800 number.
Customer's calls that you receive through your 1800 number will be treated exactly the same as if they had called you on your fixed land line number or mobile number. Eg: If you have messagebank attached to your mobile or fixed landline and you miss the call, the call will go through to your message bank.
Ever increasing popularity in 1800 numbers!
1800 numbers are becoming more popular across Australia.
It is now common knowledge that 1800 numbers massively increase the effectiveness of your advertising and dramatically increase business sales.
They are brilliant and very inexpensive with some telco's, just beware of the telcos that like to charge unnecassary set-up fees starting from $19 to a $100 as well other hidden fees and charges.
At Telcoworks we always pride ourselves on passing on low rates to our customers.
13, 1300 and 1800 telephone numbers?
Calls made to a 13 number are charged at the same rate of a 1300 number. However, there is a substantial annual government charge of around $10,000 associated with 13 numbers.
I run a small/medium business. Is A 1800 number for me?
Every business, no matter how small or big can benefit from having an easy to remember a 1800 number.
Starting from $5 per month, means even the smallest business can afford to take advantage of a 1800 number.
How can a 1800 number help my business?
Your advertising budget is being used to generate sales!
If you're like most businesses, you probably advertise across a variety of media including directories, magazines, radio, TV and other media.
Use a unique 1800 number for each local advertisement and you will soon discover which advertisement is working best for you, and which advertisement is giving you the best return on your advertising dollar.
You will receive your own back office and password.
You will be able to log in daily to your account and run your 1800 number reports.
These reports are uploaded from the 1800 number network every 24 hours.
Most people find it much easier to remember a 1800 number than to remember your land line number.
Potential customer's are more likely to call a 1800 number, which means more potential sales.
Potential customer's are also more likely to call larger corporate sized companies over a small home based business advertising a mobile number.
Having a 1800 number will portray to the public market a large corporate image.
Your customer's will find your new 1800 number easy to remember.
If your potential customer's have to search yellow pages or Google for your telephone number, there's a good chance that you may lose a sale to one of your competitors.
If your customer's remember your 1800 number they simply pick up the phone and call you.
1800 numbers can be seamlessly relocated without any interruption to your service.
If you are growing your business at some time you will probably need to relocate.
Telcoworks' seamless relocation of your 1800 number means your business calls and potential sales are not missed.
Simply send us an email and our customer service team will complete your request generally within two hours.
Having a 1800 number will allow you to easily expand your target market to another state or even the whole of Australia.
Potentail customer's will be encouraged to call you using your new 1800 number and more often than not, potential customers will call you over your competition who use normal land line number as their point of contact.
Telcoworks offers a fantastic range of 1800 plans. Speak to one of our friendly staff to discuss which plan would suit your needs.
Telcoworks will support our customer's and do everything within our power to help you grow your business.
Telcoworks plans start much lower than the usual $20 to $30 a month charges. If you are starting your business Telcoworks will recommend you start on our very competitive TW05 plan which means you only pay $5 per month and we include a bonus $5 of calls.
How many 1800 numbers can I have?
You may have as many 1800 numbers as you wish. By utilising a unique 1800 number for each advertisement, you'll soon discover which advertisement is working best for you and which advertisement is a dud. That means more money in your pocket.
Are there any 1800 contracts?
Some telcos try to lock you into a 12/24 month 1800 contract. Telcoworks doesn't have any contracts. You simply give one month's calendar notice to quit.
Are there any 1800 set-up fees?
Some telcos charge 1800 number set-up fees starting from $19 to hundred's of dollars to set up your new 1800 number. Telcoworks doesn't charge any setup fee which means more money in your pocket.
Can I get my new 1800 number for Free?Telcoworks can supply you with a Free Lucky Dip 1800 number from The Australian Communications and Media Authority otherwise known as ACMA.
Once Telcoworks receive's your application for 1800 number, Telcoworks will then submit a request for a new 1800 number to be added to your new account.
Lucky dip number's come from a National Data Base which every telco in Australia has access too. Telcoworks will not advertise available 1800 numbers, as every telco has access to this pool of numbers, usually the 1800 number you select has already been taken by another provider.
Telcoworks will ask new applicant's when completing the application form to breifly describe the 1800 number that you would like in the special instructions section.
This could mean doubles or my favourite number is 5 etc.
Telcoworks will then search the lucky dip data base and secure a 1800 number as close to your instructions as possible.
If I choose a 1800 lucky dip number will it be mine?You will have the right to use your new lucky dip 1800 number, as long as your account is in good order.
If your account dishonour's and or you fall behind in your payments your 1800 number may be suspended and or cancelled.
How do I apply for my new free lucky dip 1800 number?Go to Apply Now Menu Tab.
In around 10 minutes from the receipt of your application form you will receive your new 1800 number with your welcome email.
I have 1800 number/s already with another provider can I transfer these 1800 number/s to Telcoworks?
Yes you may.
The majority of Telcoworks' new business comes from word of mouth. Everyday Telcoworks transfers 1800 numbers from other providers. Simply apply on line and Telcoworks will transfer your 1800 numbers usually within 2-4 business days.
When I transfer my 1800 number to Telcoworks from another provider will this affect my service?
When transferring your 1800 numbers to Telcoworks from another provider it is a seamless transition. It will not affect your service at all, there will be no down time!
How Long will it take to set up my new 1800 number?In around 10 minutes from the receipt of your application form you will receive your new 1800 number with your welcome letter.
Once you have tested your new 1800 number you may start advertising it immediatley!
2-4 hour set up is qouted during normal business hours for lucky dip 1800 numbers.
It will usually take around 2 business days if you are transfering your 1800 number from smartnumbers or from another provider to Telcoworks.
(However, Smartnumbers may take up to 10 business days or more in consideration of factors beyond our control)
Which 1800 number Plan should I choose?Speak to one of our friendly staff to discuss which plan would best suit your needs.
Telcoworks offers a range of different 1800 number plan's, which do not start from $20 - $30 per month plus call costs.
If you are starting your business Telcoworks will recommend that you start on our TW05 plan. This is $5 a month and also includes the first $5 worth of calls.
As your business grows you may upgrade your plan at anytime, your plan can be changed by simply completing our change plan form under the Customer Services tab above.
Why should I join with Telcoworks?Telcoworks prides itself on providing excellent customer service to it's customer's. It is in our best interest that your business succeed's. Telcoworks will do what ever it takes (within reason) to help and support our customer's. We offer discounted rates and an automated system to make your 1800 number easy to manage.
Unlike other telco's we don't have any hidden fees or charges. Telcoworks doest not resell other virtual products with a huge mark up. We send our customers straight to the source which means more money in your pocket.
You will be dealing with the Australian 1300/1800 number specialist, which will give peace of mind over the lifeline of your business.
It is our best interest to keep you happy so if you have any questions just simply give us a call and one of our freindly team would be more than happy to help.
How do I change where my 1800 number is answered?
The phone where your 1800 number is answered is known as the answerpoint or destination number.
To change your 1800 number destination simply follow the innstructions found under Help Desk.
Your request will be proccessed and completed usually within two hours during business hours.
If I am on the phone can my 1800 calls be transferred to another number?
Calls made to a 1800 number will be routed first to a primary destination number, then if busy or unanswered after 15 seconds, calls can then simply be routed to second destination number free of charge.
This is called Call Forwarding.
Please see below for more information.
What will it cost my customer's to phone my 1800 number?Your customer's will be charged by their mobile phone provider if they call your 1800 number from their mobile phone.
These charges vary and will depend on which provider they are with!
Will my new 1800 numbers work in other states?
Yes 1800 numbers work in every State and Territory in Australia
1800 numbers are one of the Australian reverse charge networks. Potentail customer's will be encouraged to call you using your new 1800 number and more often than not potential customers will call you over your competition that use's a normal landline number as their point of contact.
Having a 1800 number will allow you to easily expand your target market to another state or even the whole of Australian.
Can my customers call my 1800 number from overseas?Telcoworks recommends that you advertise your local land line for your overseas customer's to call.
However, a customer may call you using your 1800 number if the country that they are calling you from accepts the call.
This will depend entirely on that countries telephone network. If the call is accepted by the overseas network the customer will be charged accordingly as per that network's fees.
Your customer's can call your 1800 number/s by dialling the overseas code of that country + Australia's country code (61) + your 1800 or 1300 number.
Will my 1800 number work if answered at a VOIP Service?Calls from Voip services to your 1800 numbers will work if your Voip service is set-up to support calls from a 1800 number.
How can I pay my account?Telcoworks will keep your 1800 number costs as low as possible, we do this by having a fully automated system.
At the beginning of every month you may login to your back office and download your invoice. You may also have your 1800 number invoice sent to you via email.
Then, on or around the 12th of the month, your nominated business account or business credit card will be direct debited.
Do I have to set up my account with direct debit?
When you sign up for a 1800 number account with Telcoworks a direct debit is essential.
Having a direct debit in place assist's Telcoworks in maintaining a fully automated system. This will keep your 1800 number costs as low as possible, essentially putting more money in your pocket!
At the beginning of every month you may login to your back office and download your invoice. You may also have your 1800 number invoice sent to via email.
Then, on or around the 15th of the month, your nominated business account or business credit card will be direct debited.
How do I update my direct debit details?Simply download our Credit Card Direct Debit Form or the Bank Account Direct Debit Form
Then fax your new direct debit details to our Free Fax number 1800 159 599.
Can I access daily reports for my 1800 number?When you sign up for a Telcoworks account and your application has been approved for a 1800 number, you will receive your login details to your own online back office.
You will be able to log in daily 24/7 to your account and run your 1800 number reports. These reports are uploaded from the 1800 number network every 24 hours.
You can view unbilled calls for the current month, download current invoices and print out past invoices.
If I relocate can I keep my 1800 number?If you are growing your business at some time you will probably need to relocate.
Telcoworks seamless relocation of your 1800 number means your business calls and potential sales are not missed.
Simply send Telcoworks an email and our customer service team will complete your request within two hours.
1800 numbers can be seamlessly relocated with Telcoworks, without any interruption to your service at all.