What is a Local (Geographic) Number?
A geographic number is a telephone number whose digit structure contains geographic significance. Geographic numbers are tied to a particular city or region, such as London or Madrid, etc.
What is a Mobile/Cell Number?
Mobile numbers are numbers that are usually used in cell phones and linked to SIM cards. CloudTalk offers Mobile Numbers in a handful of countries. These numbers are not linked to any SIM card and can be used in the same way as Local Numbers and National Numbers.
What is a National Number?
Unlike geographic phone numbers, national phone numbers are not tied to a particular local area. Pricing for making phone calls from CloudTalk on a national number is the same as if it was a local number. Placing calls into a national CloudTalk phone number should be charged by the carrier the same way a local call would be charged. However, each carrier around the world determines its own pricing policies.
What is a Toll-Free Number?
Also called freephone numbers, these are telephone numbers that are billed for all receiving calls instead of incurring charges to the originating telephone subscriber. For the calling party, a call to a toll-free number from a landline or mobile is free of charge. A toll-free number is identified by the dialing prefix (e.g. 800, 0800, or 1-800).
International phone numbers can be ported to CloudTalk, i.e. geographic, national or mobile numbers. For more information about porting numbers to CloudTalk, please read this article www.cloudtalk.io/porting-phone-number