from another 070 number owner
I have been using this service now for over 8 years too, and for me as a freelance consultant, it is absolutely brilliant!
The suplier I use forwards calls to over 100countries worldwide (landlines mostly but within Europe and some other countries also mobiles) at no cost to me.
I travel through out the entire world and as you can imagine, the roaming charges would be an absolute killer.
Before I had this number, I had monthly phone bill of around £500-700. of which around 90% were roaming charges.
I depend on agencies being able to get hold of me, as well as direct customers.
I am registered with about 3500 Agencies worldwide.
If I had to inform everybody around the world of number changes whether it be landline or mobile, I'd have to employ a PA just for that task.
Like this people can get hold of me, most of them are even warned about the call charges before they are connected and when they get hold of me, I am more than happy to give them my current number.
And if somebody says it's too expensive to phone me, I am sure it can't be that urgent then.