01256 Numbers

Our 'virtual' 01256 area code numbers enable your business to appear as a Basingstoke based company, regardless of your actual location.


  1. Set up fee from £0.00
  2. Monthly fee from £9.99
  3. (includes 400 incoming mins to landline or 200 to a mobile). Extra minutes: 2.5p a minute

Virtual Phone Numbers - Available Towns

How local area numbers work

When your customer dials your 01256 number his call is automatically (and instantly) redirected to whichever phone number you have given us. You can change this “destination” number as often as you want, for free. So even if you move office or you simply want the calls redirected to another phone for a short period, your 01256 number stays the same.

No extra lines to rent or equipment to buy

Rest assured that when you buy a Planet Numbers 01256 Basingstoke number, there is absolutely no requirement for extra phone lines or any equipment whatsoever. We simply divert the incoming calls to an existing number of your choice. Your phone will continue to receive calls on its original number as usual as well as the incoming 01256 calls, and can be used to make outgoing calls as normal.

Add extra functionality to your virtual number

Add our Call Manager service to your 01256 number and provide your customers a better experience. Virtual Switchboard gives them a list of options to key eg to be put through to a a specific department, Divert Plan automatically redirects their calls to a secondary number if the main destination is busy or is not answered, and Time/Day Plan diverts incoming calls to a different number at specific times eg in the evening and at weekends. Additional call handling features include Call Tracking, Mid Call Transfer, Zone Plan (to manage incoming calls by their town or postcode of origin), Call Queuing, Call Recording, and Voicemail and Live Call Answering.

Moving to new premises? Take your virtual number with you

With a virtual 01256 number, when you move location, you don’t have to reprint your promotional materials or amend your website to show a new phone number. This is because your virtual number remains constant even though your geographic location may have changed dramatically – perhaps to the other side of the world! To your customers, you’re still in the same place you always were.

Select a number from one of our ranges:

Choose from these add-ons:

Welcome Greeting

Every incoming call is welcomed with a friendly and helpful personal message

Time of day call handling

Redirect your incoming calls to different destinations depending on the time of the day and/or the day of the week

Call Recording

No more scrabbling for a pen and paper - record any incoming call when you need to

Call Queuing

Let your customers know you'll be with them shortly

Call Centre Handling Package

The easiest way to get an effective in-house 'call centre' without having to buy new equipment or hire new staff

Simultaneous Call Handling

Handle a number of calls at once during busy times

Online Call Data Reports

It's never been more important to know where your business is coming from - data reports show you instantly

Divert to Mobile

If you're often out and about, you can divert calls instantly to your mobile so you don't miss any important calls

Multiple Destination Routing

This lets you control precisely how your calls are redirected to different destination numbers - so you could send half to one number and 25% each to two others, for example

Choose your perfect number