Grab a Number to Remember
Regulatory changes mean 1800 and 0818 numbers are hot property right now! All those customer-friendly, easy to remember combinations are being snapped up. The solution? Stand out with a vanity number. See if your business or domain name is available with Viatel's handy number checker.
Make Your Number 80% More Memorable
Regulatory Changes to Non-Geographic Numbers (NGNs)
On 1 January 2022 the 1850, 1890 and 076 number ranges will be withdrawn from use by ComReg, the Communications Regulator. Any business using an 1850, 1890 or 076 number, needs to make a move to:
(i) 1800 (Freephone)
(ii) 0818 (Standard Rate)
As a result, demand for new 1800 and 0818 numbers is fierce! Numbers are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Most of those easy to remember options are already taken. The solution? Make sure your contact details are always obvious with a vanity number.
What is a Vanity Number?
A what now? A vanity number is made up of digits that spell a word.
For example: 1800 VIATEL / 1800 842 835
How to Choose a Great Vanity Number
Pick your location, your sector, your business name: 1800 GALWAY, 0818 DOCTOR etc. Your imagination – and six digits- are the only limit!
Check Your Ideal Number is Available
Our team has put together a nifty number checker so you can see if your ideal number is available. Try out our number checker below!
How To Use our Number Checker
1. Go to the Viatel Number Checker.
2. Type in 1800 or 0818 followed by your desired 6 letter combination.
3. The system will let you know if the number is free – or not.
4. If it is free- don’t delay! Fill in your company name and email.
5. Our NGN specialist will get right back to you
The Beauty of Vanity Numbers
Studies from the United States (where vanity numbers have been popular for years) show an 84% improvement in recall rates for vanity numbers vs. numeric phone numbers advertised in visual media (TV, billboard, print) and a 9-times higher recall rate in the case of radio ads.
Benefits of Vanity Telephone Numbers:
Easy to remember
Increase marketing effectiveness
Generate more leads
Highlight your brand or service
Improve brand recognition
Match to your website domain name