Advertised benefits of non-geographic numbers include: Calls to non-geographic numbers are handled in various different ways by the telephone network.In the simplest case, calls are simply forwarded to a regular geographic number and routed by the telephone exchange in the normal way.In other cases, such numbers may channel calls directly to a company’s private telephone system or VOIP service.
Either the UK partner does not connect the inbound call or the phonecard provider does not accept the charge levied by the UK operator.
Recognising the various problems with calling UK non-geographic numbers from overseas, many businesses now supply an alternative UK geographic number for such calls.
All non-geographic numbers offer similar functionality, with the main difference being the charge levied on the caller.
One of the strange things about the Apple i Pad, and one of the ways it is clearly a new paradigm for computing, is how consumers will search for and find pricing and data plans online.
Usually what happens is that people will go to Apple or Telstra or Optus or some other site online and look through phone plans, or broadband plans to find the product or service they want. It’s a tricky one for both consumers and providers.
In the case of the i Pad, the choice is not so clear. We will see how they handle it over the next couple of weeks; but one thing’s for certain – the imminent colossal success of the i Pad in Australia will begin with initial confusion as people come to terms with what this new device actually is.
If you go to the Optus site for example do you choose mobile phone plans – well no, as we have been reminded many times the i Pad is not a phone.
A non-geographic number is a type of telephone number that is not linked to any specific locality.
Such numbers are an alternative to the traditional 'landline' numbers that are assigned geographically using a system of location-specific area codes.