There are a number of different service numbers in France. Each number starts with the country code +33 and the country also uses local numbers.
The service numbers starting with the area code 0800 are for the account of the recipient. It therefore costs the caller nothing to call this number. This Freephone phone number is not tied to a particular city or region. Because it’s free for the caller, customers like to pick up the phone to call you. A Freephone number can be used perfectly for organizations where something is sold on the basis of the call. Think, for example, of requests for quotations, donations or reservations. The services allowed in France are business services, customer service and entertainment and payment. These services can use an 0800 number. The games of chance and dialer services, on the other hand, are prohibited in France and cannot use the freephone number.
With an 082 number, the costs are shared. With this service number, the recipient and the caller jointly bear the costs. The services allowed are business services, customer service, entertainment and payment. Conversely, the Gambling and Dialer Services are prohibited in France and cannot use a Shared Cost number. The costs of a 082 number can vary. A call can last up to 30 minutes.
If you want to make money on phone calls then the premium rate numbers are for you. With an 0900 number, all costs are entirely for the caller. There are two different types of premium rate numbers, namely cost per minute and cost per call. This difference is due to how the costs are calculated. The costs can vary from €0.10 to €0.80 per minute and €0.10 to €3.00 per call. The services allowed are business services, customer service and payment. The entertainment, dialer and games of chance services are prohibited in France and cannot use a premium rate number. Premium Rate numbers are usually used for calls that do not lead to sales. For example, you can think of support services or information numbers. The Premium Rate number gives you a professional look.
With a geographic number you tie your brand to a specific city or region. For example, it is possible to enter a telephone number in the area code area of, for example, Paris, Lille or Lyon. This ensures that the local population has more confidence and thus clearly shows which market you want to reach. This option is intended for companies that want to indicate that they will be physically present in the country. But it is also very useful for shops that have several visiting addresses.
Using a national number gives your company more options on a national scale. France’s national number starts with the area code 9. It doesn’t matter what your primary location is, because the national numbers ensure that you have a national identity. Your customers will easily find out where you are located by looking at your contact number. This ensures a better reputation and more reliability for your company. As an added benefit, multiple locations can be accessed through one number. This is ideal if you have multiple locations.