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This seems a cool idea, particularly if you want to protect your privacy. Get a free Flextel number, then you set it to divert to any number you want, mobile, landline etc. That way you can give out your number but the caller will never be able to trace you. Also you can be anywhere either in this country or abroad and still receive the calls it seems without paying anything. I think the service is aimed at businesses, but they also offer personal numbers.
Welcome to FleXtel
We believe good communication is the key to a successful business. FleXtel is a telecoms specialist run by people with a passion to make life better for you. Telecoms doesn't have to be complicated, difficult or cost the earth to run!

Here at FleXtel we see ourselves like a virtual number supermarket! We have millions of phone numbers to choose from. We provide 070 personal numbers and 0870, 0871 0844 0845 business numbers that are not attached to any landline, mobile or physical location. This means when you choose a FleXtel number you like, you can connect it to the number that you want to receive calls on or you can route to our voicemail, faxmail and conference services for free! - It's that easy! A FleXtel number sits in front of your existing number, protecting your landline or mobile number.

Wouldnt you like to make things easier for your callers? Fact: The easier your phone number is to remember, the more likely customers are to call you. Why not ask them to remember one memorable FleXtel number, rather than a list of alternative contacts? This unique number ensures that you never miss a call, whether you are at home, in the office or travelling.

You need to move quickly, to win and retain customers, but keep costs under control. Life couldn't be more stressful, the last thing you want to be coping with is over complex telecom systems. At FleXtel we keep things simple.

Whichever solution you invest in, you need to ensure that it grows alongside your business.
FleXtel was formed in 1992 by a team of management professionals, some of whom helped found and launch Vodafone. FleXtel is UK owned and operated. FleXtel maintains an ethically led business policy, providing maximum benefit and quality to its Customers. FleXtel is a National Telecoms Carrier with full BT Interconnect.

Powerful Features = Greater FleXibility

Boost your business with exciting additional features, free of charge. These can be activated from your Account, giving you even greater flexibility.
Instant Routing: Reroute your FleXtel number either online, or by SMS/text, or the telephone. Rerouting takes, on average, no more than thirty seconds to complete.

Voicemail: Any FleXtel number can be set to route incoming calls to its voicemail service, with a standard greeting. When set, voicemail will be recorded and forwarded to your email address. It is possible to record a personalised greeting, using our simple telephone interface. Full information can be found in the User Guide.

Faxmail: Any FleXtel number can be set to route incoming calls to its faxmail service. When set, faxes will be received and forwarded to your email address. Full information can be found in the User Guide.

Conference: Any FleXtel number can be set-up as a conference number, saving you time travelling, petrol and other costs. FleXtel Conference is professional in presentation and a proven winner, especially with business users or family gatherings. Full information can be found in the User Guide.

Intelligent Call Diversion (ICD) - Is an exclusive service available with all FleXtel numbers. ICD allows you to specify a secondary destination number to take your calls if you are busy, can't answer the call, or if the callers telephone number is withheld. ICD can be turned on or off, instantly, through the Account control panel. Full information can be found in the User Guide.

Dialled Number Display (DND) - When DND is set, the Calling Line Identity for incoming calls will be your FleXtel number. This is an ideal solution for small or start-up businesses wishing to publish different FleXtel numbers for different departments, but having only one person to answer the call. DND can be turned on or off, through the Account control panel. Full details are given in the DND User Guide.

Anonymous Call Filter(ACF): FleXtel ACF is part of the ICD service. When ACF is set, incoming calls to your number will be routed to the second destination (e.g. voicemail), when no CLI is sent.

FleXtel Number Presentation(FNP): FNP allows you to present your FleXtel number as the outgoing Calling Line Identity (CLI). Full details are given in the User Guide.

Call Logging: Receive email alerts when your FleXtel number is called. Emails will show the number of the person who called and when the call was made. Full details are given in the User Guide.

Call Statistics: Analyse calls made to your FleXtel numbers. Information includes: Total calls received, how many were busy, how many went unanswered, how many were answered, average ring time and average talk time.

Privacy: Using FleXtel numbers means you don't have to release your private, ex-directory phone number and reveal your location.

Directory Listings: Your FleXtel number can have a free entry in the Phonebook.
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You are also able to divert these to a 00353 irish mobile but the number is 07005 --- ---
Hot, just be aware it will cost more to make the call and will not be taken from inclusive minutes etc.
Not good for the people calling you so cold from me.

Cost of Calling FleXtel numbers

Calls to FleXtel numbers are charged by the caller's phone company (e.g. BT, C&W, etc.) at a specific rate per minute. This value depends on the phone service used to call FleXtel numbers. For demonstration purposes, we have used BT rates as an example in the table below.

Service Caller charges per minute*
Personal Numbers
0701 35p at all times.
Business Numbers
0871 10p at all times.
0870 8p/4p/2p
0844 5p at all times.
0845 4p/2p/1p
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Lets say you're selling a car or advertising a flat-share and would rather people you didn't know had no access to your real number, surely then as a temporary free service it is a good idea?
Too much information for it to be anything other than a swizz?

And a total rip off for anyone who rings you - thanks Markvirgo for the headsup on the costs to others. Skype offers a much cheaper service or even a free sim in an old handset would do better.

07 numbers have always been a ripoff going back at least a decade so this really isn't anything new. In fact they ought to be paying YOU to have one the money they make!

Given some more cold - wish it could be a long blast of liquid Nitrogen actually lol.

Lets say you're selling a car or advertising a flat-share and would rather people you didn't know had no access to your real number, surely then as a temporary free service it is a good idea?

You would be better off using one of the free sim cards for that then you can bin it afterwards.
Then there is no hassle.

That service may suit businesses but not private.
Depending exactly which range of 07 numbers you take up, it can cost the best part of £1 per minute for the caller !!!
070 numbers are expensive to call and don't come out of inclusive minutes if you are calling from a mobile! cold! you can get a free number on your PC from which would be a better alternativs :)
Flexel now has all type of numbers including 0800 freephone. See Flextel's new shop.

Edited By: flextel on Jan 20, 2016 18:18

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