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South Africa SIP Virtual Number Guide

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SIP virtual numbers continue to grow in popularity with South African-based businesses and contact centers. With the deployment high-speed fiber optic infrastructure, a SIP number has become a more attainable options for businesses looking to stay ahead in a highly-competitive and complicated business market.

You heard someone boasting about their new SIP phone number in a meeting or at that dinner party over the weekend. Now you want to know exactly what SIP virtual numbers are and how they can benefit your business. So let’s get to it!

What Is a SIP Virtual Number?

A South Africa SIP number is a virtual phone number that connects local and international calls via the internet instead of a traditional landline.  In addition to receiving inbound calls, SIP virtual numbers can be utilized for outbound calling and can include custom caller IDs.

Types of South Africa SIP Virtual Numbers

There are three types of South African SIP virtual numbers:

  • Toll Free Numbers  (0800)
  • DID Numbers  (Geographical)
  • National 086 and 087 Numbers (Non-Geographic)

South Africa SIP Toll Free Number

A South Africa SIP toll free number is a virtual phone number that allows callers to connect with your business free of charge.  These numbers are easy to recognize and made up of 6-digits following a 0800 dial prefix.

South Africa SIP Toll Free Numbers for Business

The business benefits of South Africa SIP toll free numbers number include:

  • Create an established, professional appearance for callers
  • Help create trust with current and prospective clients, with callers more likely to reach out to companies with a toll free number
  • Allow smaller or startup companies to appear larger and more established

South Africa SIP Toll Free Number Coverage and Restriction

South African SIP toll free numbers can be dialed from any landline, mobile phone, SIP phone, or pay phone within South Africa.   With no company registration or FICA documentation requirements, your toll free number is usually active within 24 - 48 hours.  Custom call forwarding rules allow calls to your SIP toll free number to be forwarded to multiple phones and devices around the country or around the world.

South Africa SIP Toll Free Number Costs & Pricing

AVOXI offers affordable South Africa SIP toll free numbers with discounted ZAR pricing for customers based within South Africa.  International businesses looking to purchase a South Africa SIP DID number with US-dollar-based billing can secure numbers through our online shopping cart. All virtual number plans include a 30-day risk-free trial and reduced call rates.

Classic pay-as-you-go plan available as low as:

Setup fee: $0

Monthly fee: $21.49 / month

Additional per-minute call rates: $0.127

Minimum contract period: None

Basic bundled number plan available as low as:

Setup fee: $0

Monthly fee: $34.99 / month

Minute bundle: 189/month

Additional per-minute call rates: $0.113

Minimum contract period: None

South Africa SIP DID Number

South Africa SIP DID (direct inward dialing) numbers are geographical numbers and also known as local numbers.  Unlike toll free numbers that are free to callers, DID numbers are charged at local call rates to the caller.  South Africa SIP DID numbers help businesses establish a more local presence regardless of where the number owner is based.

South Africa SIP DID Number for Business

South Africa SIP numbers are an affordable alternative to traditional telecommunications numbers and include a range of business benefits:

  • Allow calls to be forwarded to any office or mobile device, regardless of your number location.
  • Creates a professional, local South African appearance.
  • Reduced South Africa call rates.
  • Easy set-up and use.
  • No expensive hardware required

South Africa SIP DID Number Coverage and Restrictions

South African SIP DID numbers can be dialed from any phone within South Africa.  AVOXI offers local numbers in 23 South African cities, with popular dial codes including, Cape Town (021), Durban (031), Johannesburg (011), Pretoria (012), and Port Elizabeth (041). Currently, documentation such as company registration, FICA, bank statements, or proof of local address is not required. Numbers are easy to set up and can be activated within 24 - 48 hours.

South Africa SIP DID Number Costs & Pricing

South African-based businesses can contact the AVOXI Johannesburg and Cape Town offices for custom ZAR rates.  International businesses looking to purchase a South African SIP DID numbers can secure them through our convenient online shopping cart, with various package options to choose from.  All AVOXI virtual number plans include a 30-day risk-free trial and reduced call rates.

Classic pay-as-you-go plan available as low as:

Setup Fee: $0

Monthly Fee: $7.99 / month

Additional per-minute call rates: $0.042

Minimum contract period: None

Basic bundled number plan available as low as:

Setup Fee: $0

Monthly Fee: $11.49 / month

Minute Bundle: 430 /month

Additional per-minute call rates: $0.038

Minimum contract period: None

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South Africa National SIP Number (086 or 087)

South Africa National  SIP numbers are not limited to geographical areas.  They have become increasingly popular with businesses looking to establish a national presence at a much lower cost than toll free numbers. Like SIP toll free numbers, they include seven digits following 086 or 087 dial prefixes.

South Africa National 086 and 087 Numbers for Business

South Africa National SIP numbers are not affiliated with geographical areas, you can also get 087 or 086 numbers for your business at much lower costs than 0800 numbers.  Like SIP toll free numbers, they include seven digits following 086 or 087 dial-codes.

South Africa National SIP Number Coverage & Restrictions

South African National SIP numbers can be dialed from any landline or mobile device within South Africa.  With no current documentation requirements, such as FICA and company registration or sophisticated hardware, these numbers are easy to set up and active within 48 hours.

South Africa National SIP Number Costs & Pricing

Customers located in South Africa or those that expect a larger call volume can contact an AVOXI specialist for a custom quote and discounted rates. International businesses looking to purchase South Africa SIP DID numbers but who want to be billed in US dollars can see rate plans via our online shopping cart, various package options available.  All plans include a 30-day risk-free trial and reduced call rates.

 Classic pay-as-you-go plan available as low as:

Setup Fee: $0

Monthly Fee: $4.49 / month

Additional per-minute call rates: $0.049

Minimum contract period: None

Basic bundled number plan available as low as:

Setup Fee: $0

Monthly Fee: $7.99 / month

Minute Bundle: 280 / month

Additional per-minute call rates: $0.041

Minimum contract period: None

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South Africa SIP Virtual Number Portability

SIP virtual number porting allows you to transfer your existing number to a new carrier. At present South Africas regulatory,  Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) only allows porting of a geographic number.  As AVOXI is one of the few locally licensed telecommunication providers, we offer in-country local geographical number porting.  However, Toll Free, National 086 and 087 number porting are currently blocked by ICASA.

South Africa SIP Virtual Number Features

When you get South African SIP phone numbers from AVOXI, you automatically gain access to the AVOXI Core User Interface.AVOXI Core is a virtual phone system that works with your existing business phone setup or as a stand-alone service. You can set up flexible call forwarding rules, record calls, view analytics, set up new virtual landlines yourself, and much more from your User Interface.

Have More Questions About Virtual Number Pricing?

If you still have any unanswered questions or require any further information about South Africa SIP virtual phone numbers we'd love to hear from you!  AVOXI makes purchasing virtual South Africa SIP numbers quick, easy, and affordable. Simply select your South Africa SIP number via our shopping cart.  Once your purchase is complete, an AVOXI specialist will follow-up to ensure your AVOXI service is working properly.  Alternatively, you can call us directly on one of our global business numbers.