What are 1300 Smartnumbers

Jan 01, 2020

Sydney Harbour Bridge framed by old office buildings using 1300 phone numbers

While a lot of business is now conducted via email and messaging services, phones still serve as the primary means of doing business. If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, getting a 1300 Smartnumber might be the solution you need.

While a lot of business is now conducted via email and messaging services, phones still serve as the primary means of doing business. If you’re looking to take your business to the next level, getting a 1300 smartnumber might be the solution you need.

What is a Smartnumber?

A Smartnumber or Phone Word is any 1300 number that is especially easy to remember. For example, it might translate — thanks to the letters on your keypad — to a word, like 1300 HEALTH (which is 1300 432584). But a 1300 smartnumber can also just mean a 1300 number that sticks in your mind. Many large businesses, law offices, medical services, etc have such numbers. An example would be something like 1300 555555, or 1300 332233. You get the idea: a Smart number is a phone number you’re not likely to forget after seeing or hearing it.

1300 ACMA Smartnumbers

All communications and media (telecommunications, internet, radio, broadcasting) throughout Australia are overseen by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). So the ACMA’s duties include regulating the purchase, sale and use of smartnumbers. Have you ever seen a company advertising phonewords? That company first had to buy the rights to the numbers in their inventory from the ACMA. Once the rights are purchased, the company can lease or sell it to another party.

Getting a 1300 Smart number

It’s really simple to buy a 1300 Smartnumber for your business. But there are a couple things to keep in mind. First, it’s very likely that the phoneword you want is already taken, so be prepared to settle for another number. Second, be prepared to pay several hundred dollars for your smartnumber (pricing varies from number to number).

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1300 number call forwarding routing options

Once you’ve purchased your smartnumber, the next step is to decide where you want your calls to be routed to. The great thing about 1300 numbers is their flexibility. A 1300 number can be rerouted to any phone line in the country, whether mobile or landline. You have a lot of options to ensure that you configure the most efficient routing system for you business.

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