086 Numbers: Rebirth Of The Business Telephone

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A simple unbeatable offer.

A 086 number is a value added alternative number linked to your existing Telkom landline or switchboard. Your current business number is not affected at all and can still be used.  We are in a position to offer you a FREE computer-generated 086 business phone number. There is no line rental with our 086 phone numbers and there is no installation fee, all that's needed is a Telkom landline that is registered for business.

Now, a couple of benefits, if we may:

  •  086 Number For Life - Your 086 number is linked to your business for life. Having a 086 phone number will allow your business to move to different areas without changing your telephone number or changing all your material with your old number.

  • 086 numbers are "non-geographic telephone numbers". - They do not have an area code that is linked to a company's location and therefore makes a business appear national, while maintaining a local identity.

  • Flexibility - In the event that your business finds itself without power or a victim of cable theft, your 086 number can be routed to any other Telkom landline country wide as a temporary measure. You can now have your calls answered at other branches, other businesses or any available landline you choose.

  • 086 numbers make it possible for you to create a virtual office. - Going on vacation, but need to keep your business running? Or simply need to go run errands, but don't want to miss an important call from a client? You can have calls to your 086 number forwarded to any other phone number (you'll pay for the forwarding). This can give the impression that you are always in the office and available to be reached.

  • One of the simplest ways to project professionalism is through a 086 number. - 086 numbers are more professional and consumers' perception of your business can make or break your venture. A 086 number lets the world know your company is based on professionalism.

  • No extra costs. - This service doesn't require any extra hardware, software, equipment or monthly fees. In plain english; it's absolutely FREE.


Facts To Concider.

When using the 086 numbers, information of value must be relayed to the caller.

All advertising should include: "Calls charged at VAS rates. Free minutes do not apply."

To route a FREE 086 number takes a minimum of 5 working days.

The ranges that are available for these numbers are:

  • 086 72 72 xxx
  • 086 72 77 xxx
  • 086 72 27 xxx


As these are FREE numbers, our 086 phone numbers cannot be chosen.

If you need a number that reflects your business name (aka Golden Numbers), you need to contact Telkom directly.  Just take note that these "Golden" numbers are monthly subscription based.

But the most important benefit of our FREE 086 numbers is...that it is a revenue-sharing service.

Talking on the phone is a necessary evil of conducting business that frequently becomes a time-wasting problem. The reason it becomes a problem is either you or the person on the other end wants to talk too much about the wrong things.

A recent study found that answering telephone calls account for as much as 15% of daily "time-wasting activities".

All this time-wasting is about to change as we are in a position to offer you the option to get paid for incoming calls on your existing business phone! That's right, earn money by receiving incoming calls; unbelievable but true.

For every minute that you are on an incoming call on your free 086 number, you will be paid 10 cents; that is you earn 1 cent every 6 seconds. Research has shown that the average business phone call lasts 3 minutes and 15 seconds. Let's quickly do the maths:

    The 15 seconds count as 1 minute, so it's 4 minutes in total, right? 4 minutes x 10 cents = 40 cents you earn for taking the call and conducting your normal business. If the caller engage in long conversation, not only can you make a possible sale, but also earn money from the "tyre-kickers" who's just interested in getting a price. 


    By now you're probably wondering where the money comes from to pay you.

    Ok, let me explain...

    Due to stronger competition and in an effort to retain clientele, Telkom has commissioned us to distribute some of their value added services for free. Remember, the caller pays for the call at R 1,44 per minute. Telkom bills the caller and gets paid. As a Telkom service provider, we get paid by them; and as this is a Telkom revenue-sharing service, you get paid part of the call fee. Does that answer your question?

    Limitations of the Free 086 Phone Numbers

    If you do use the 0867 range, take note that all calls originating from the cellular networks (Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Telkom Mobile and Virgin) do not generate revenue and the numbers are blocked for international use.  

    The commission of the first 500 minutes of any NEW free 086 will not be paid to you, but used to cover line development costs.   If your FREE number generates less than 200 minutes per month, there will be no commission paid to you.  If the line continues to generate less than 200 minutes per month, it will be suspended after 3 months from date of activation. So...

    If you want to present your business as professional, stable, trustworthy, and profitable, a 086 number can help you do that.  But please understand that it's of utmost importance for your business to advertise your 086 number for your clients to use, thereby benefiting from the 10 cents per minute commission.

    The next move is up to you.  I've shown you that the Free 086 numbers are as risk-free as an offer can come.  You and I both know that if you've read this far, you're seriously interested in improving your business' image and cashflow. 


    All that's left to do now is to take action.

     
    This opportunity is only available in South Africa and only for Telkom land lines.

    For 086 Numbers linked to Mobile Numbers, click HERE


    To order a Free 086 Phone Number, fill in this form:

    Title *
    First Name *
    Last Name *
    Initials *
    Your Email Address *
    Business Name *
    Business Registration number or
    ID number
    *
    Business Physical Address *
    Business Postal Address *
    Telkom Landline to which FREE number must link (example 0112345678) *
    Cell Number *
    Comments

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is it really free?

    Yes. There are no costs involved. No installation fee or monthly fees.

  • How much does it cost?

    There are no costs involved. No installation fee or monthly fees.

  • How does it work?

    A 086 number is a virtual number that is linked to your existing Telkom landline number. Your normal landline number remains active and can still be called.

  • Is this a Fax-to-email service?

    No. This is a 086 number that is linked to your existing Telkom landline number.

  • How do I dial out?

    Your existing landline is not affected at all and outbound calls are made as usual.

  • Can it be linked to more than one number?

    No.

  • Can it be linked to a cellular phone?

    No, only Telkom landlines. If you want an 086 number that is linked to your mobile number, please see our "Other Services" section.

  • Can it be linked to a Telkom Mobile number?

    No, only Telkom landlines. If you want an 086 number that is linked to your Telkom Mobile number, please see our "Other Services" section.

  • Can it be linked to a Neotel number?

    No, only Telkom landlines.

  • Can it be linked to an International number?

    No, only Telkom landlines within South Africa.

  • Is it a tollfree number?

    No, this is a Value Added Service charged at R 1,44 per minute. Free minutes do not apply. If you want an 0800 toll free number, please see our "Other Services" section.

  • How much does it cost to call the 086 number?

    R 1,44 per minute. As this is a Value Added Service free minutes do not apply.

  • Do I have to tell people they are paying more for making calls to this number?

    Yes. All advertising should include: "Calls charged at VAS rates. Free minutes do not apply."

  • Can I choose my number?

    No. Our 086 numbers are computer generated and cannot be chosen.

  • Can my number reflect my business name?

    No. Our 086 numbers are computer generated and cannot be chosen.

  • Do I need to have a Telkom landline before I apply for a 086 number?

    Yes.

  • How much do I get paid for incoming calls?

    You get paid 10 cents per minute for the first 1000 minutes after which you get paid 15 cents per minute. Your minutes reset to zero at the beginning of each month.

  • Do I get paid for all calls to the 086 number?

    No. Only calls originating from Telkom landlines generate a commission.

  • Do I get paid for all minutes generated?

    No. If your 086 number generates less than 200 minutes per month, there will be no commission paid to you. Your minutes reset to zero at the beginning of each month.

  • When do I get paid?

    The beginning of the month. You will be notified when your number has generated more than 200 minutes and asked to supply us with your banking details.

  • Can the 086 number be called from a cellular or Neotel phone?

    Yes.

  • Can the 086 number be called from an international number?

    No. The number can only be dialled from within South Africa.

  • Can the 086 number be diverted to another number when I'm out of the office?

    Yes, but the normal Telkom divert function needs to be activated on your Telkom landline. Please take note that you will be charged the divert fees by Telkom.

  • How long does it take to get a 086 number?

    It takes a minimum of 5 working days.

  • I need a 086 number quickly. Can you help me?

    It takes a minimum of 5 working days to get a 086 number.

  • We're moving offices. Do we keep the same 086 number?

    Yes. Your 086 number is linked to your business not your location.

  • We have more than one branch. Can we get a 086 number for each branch?

    Yes.

  • What can the number be used for?

    The 086 number is to be used for Bulk information services and information of value must be relayed to the caller. Should Telkom find that the number has not been used as intended the number could be disconnected.

  • Are you part of Telkom?

    No, we are independant National Distributors.

Other Services

086 Numbers for Mobile Devices

Our 086 numbers for mobile devices is a monthly subscription service that works like a "call forwarding" service. Thus you will be charged a per minute fee for all calls to your 086 number. Invoices can be paid Pre-paid or via Debit order.

Costs:

  • R 60,00 per month.
  • 0.50c per minute.
  • for more info.

    Request a 0861 Quote

Virtual Land Line Numbers

Our Virtual Land Lines is a monthly subscription service that works like a "call forwarding" service. You will be charged a per minute fee for all calls to your land line number. We cover more than 50 South African Cities and Towns.

Costs:

  • R 50,00 per month.
  • 0.50c per minute.

for more info

Toll Free Services

We are offering a 100% toll free service from all networks. This Toll Free service allows you to have your own South African toll free number linked to a land line or mobile number. Choose between a Basic or Comprehensive service that is billed in local currency.

Click HERE for more info.

Talk To Us

Telephone: 086 7227 380


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