Local numbers are telephone numbers which are assigned to a specific region. These numbers are typically used by individuals, local businesses and can be considered the most general type of numbers.
In the US and Canada, these regions are represented by area codes. For example, +1 (415) XXX-XXXX numbers are located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Outside the US and Canada, phone numbers are mapped in ranges to a specific region. Ranges can vary in length between 1 and up to 6 digits of the phone number.
For certain countries, Mediahawk offers national phone numbers, which are also sometimes called a non-geographic phone numbers (Same as UK 03 Numbers)
These are phone numbers in ranges designated to be reachable from an entire country at the same price anywhere in the country as a local phone call.
Unlike geographic phone numbers (which are tied to a particular city or region such as Paris or Barcelona), national phone numbers are not tied to a particular local area. As such, geodata for a national number is listed as the country only.
Additionally, in some countries, national numbers can only be reached from within the country, although this varies based on the network of the phone provider from which a national number is being dialed.
Placing calls into a national phone number should be charged by the calling carrier the same way a local call would be charged.
However, each carrier around the world is responsible for this pricing, and this could vary based on the pricing of a caller's carrier.
To be sure of the charge that will be incurred to call into a national number, you or your customer should speak with your local carrier.
Toll Free Numbers
Toll-Free numbers are designed to be used for inbound voice calls.
Due to local regulations, Toll-Free numbers may have unique requirements and characteristics that should be considered before purchasing these numbers. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your requirements.
Non-compliance with restrictions or lack of use may result in numbers being disconnected.
In most countries, Toll-Free numbers are only domestically reachable and will not route correctly if dialed from abroad using an international dialing prefix or E.164.
If you are calling a Toll-Free number, make sure you’re dialing it from a domestic network, using the local dialing format.
Caller ID (CLI) preservation is not guaranteed on Toll Free numbers