How to Add a New Local Virtual Phone Number

Virtual Phone Numbers are the Local and/or Toll-Free Numbers that your callers dial (i.e. business phone numbers). A virtual phone number, also known as DID or access number, is a telephone number without a directly associated telephone line. These numbers can be programmed to forward incoming calls directly to your forwarding phone numbers, a voicemail box, and/or a call menu (Depending on your plan).


Adding a Local Phone Number

1. Login to your Talkroute account and navigate to the Manager tab.


2. Under the Virtual Phone Numbers section, click "Add / Port Phone Number +" at the bottom of the list.

Virtual phone numbers

3. Under the Add New Phone Number area, select Search for New Number.

Search for new number

4. Choose Get Your Local Number.

Get new local number

5. Enter the desired local area code, city, or zip code in the search box to search for a local phone number.

Search local phone number

Local phone number results 

Note: Some local phone numbers will have SMS available and others will not. Please be sure to look at the SMS symbol to see if text messaging is available for your desired phone number.

6. Select the desired Local Phone Number.

7. You may add your new Local Phone Number or upgrade your account & receive additional Local Numbers.

Local Number add or upgrade

Local number add confirmation

Important note: Confirming a new Virtual Phone Number may incur an immediate activation charge and increase your monthly bill. Please see our pricing comparison page for more details. If you are currently in a trial period, this action will end the trial early. You may add or remove Talkroute Phone Numbers as needed.

8. You will receive an email confirmation when your new Local Phone Number is ready to use.




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