What Are UIFN Numbers (Universal International Freephone Numbers)
UIFN stands for Universal International Freephone Number. UIFN numbers are also known as Universal Toll Free Numbers or simply Universal Phone Numbers. Just like international toll free numbers, UIFN numbers prospects and customers to call you at no charge. Unlike regular toll free numbers, a single UIFN number can be dialed toll free from many different countries. Over 40 countries participate in the UIFN number program, which is overseen by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
How Universal Toll Free Numbers Work
Universal toll free numbers include an “800” prefix followed by 8-digits. Each country has a unique 3-digit international access code that a caller must dial to connect to a UIFN number. For example, the UIFN format for a caller from the UK would be:
- (00) +800 XXXX-XXXX.
See below for a complete list of UIFN country participants and their respective international access codes.
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Benefits of UIFN Numbers from AVOXI
The business benefits of setting up a universal toll free number for your business include:
- Establish global presence for your business.
- Simplify communications and advertising efforts with one universal phone number.
- Universal toll free numbers are easy to remember and help your business stand out.
- Add new countries to your UIFN service as your company expands.
- Increase worldwide engagement by providing callers a way to reach you for free.
- Optimize your business phone service with 40+ VoIP features from AVOXI, including advanced call forwarding, IVR, call screening, conference calling, and many more.
"Thank you and the Avoxi team for providing such great customer service and giving us the confidence to know we are providing our important clients with the best experience globally. ”
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How to Set Up a UIFN Number
Getting a universal toll free number requires that you select at least two UIFN country participants in which to set up service. The ITU charges a one-time registration free for your number. Add additional countries to your UIFN service anytime without setup fees. To get more information or receive a custom quote for a universal toll free number today:
- Complete the short form and an AVOXI specialist will respond shortly to offer a custom quotation or answer any questions you have about universal phone numbers; or
- Speak directly with an AVOXI specialist when you call us from any of our toll free numbers or email us at email@example.com