A familiar situation for many is when it is urgently necessary to register on a website or download something, and for this, you need to enter your mobile phone number. Despite the simplicity of the action, it can have many negative consequences. For example, there is a risk that the number will end up in a spam mailing list, and countless spam messages will follow. To avoid such a situation, you can use the online SIM card service.
What is it?
An online SIM card is a virtual SIM card to which profiles of other numbers can be loaded, and the operator can be any. All data will be stored on servers. Using the service is quite simple: if you need an online SIM card, you need to install a special application on your phone, which will connect to the operator's servers to obtain information. Using such an application is easy: you need to choose the operator and tariff plan from the list, and then connect.
The entire operation of changing the operator takes no more than a minute. At the same time, while in another country, you can choose a local operator to avoid paying for expensive roaming.
Who might need it?
When traveling to another country, smartphone users are forced to buy local SIM cards, which may not be possible for a non-citizen, or use roaming. In the first case, you will simply waste money because you will not be able to use a foreign SIM card in the future, and in the second case, the cost of roaming is significantly higher than the cost of regular calls.
A virtual number will eliminate such problems. Quickly changing the operator to a local one will significantly save on negotiations.
A virtual SIM card will also be useful when registering on social networks. For security reasons, it is sometimes better not to provide your personal phone number. All numbers pass verification in social networks such as VKontakte, Odnoklassniki, My Circle, Twitter, or Facebook.
Advantages of the service
Online SIM cards have many advantages compared to regular SIM cards. For example, the following can be noted:
How does an online SIM card work?
A virtual SIM card allows you to receive calls and SMS via the Internet. At the same time, there is no need for a physical SIM card or a telephone line, any additional equipment. All you need is a smartphone with internet access.
On the website, you can choose numbers from different operators from any country. For example, there is an opportunity to use numbers from Ukraine, Russia, other countries of the near abroad, as well as numbers from the USA, France, etc. The service allows you to redirect calls to various devices, to activate redirection, it is enough to go to your personal account. Thus, call redirection is available to a:
To redirect calls to a computer or tablet, special programs such as Skype will be required. At the same time, such a service will be significantly cheaper than calls to a landline or mobile phone. SMS messages can be forwarded to both a mobile number and an email.
Additional services of an online SIM card
A virtual SIM card allows you to use additional services and significantly expand the functionality of mobile communications. Upon connection, call forwarding, call recording, multi-user communication, voice menu, as well as detailed call statistics may be available.
The availability of additional services allows you to create a virtual mini-ATC. The client can set up an online SIM card so that it will completely replace the functions of a secretary and allow for the efficient servicing of an entire office.
How to use a virtual SIM card
Connecting numbers for SMS Ukraine is easy, for this, it is enough to perform several simple actions. Firstly, you will need to register on the corresponding website. Then you should choose the type of number, i.e., the country of connection, as well as the city and operator. Thirdly, you should pay for the ordered service. After payment, the client receives a number and can start setting up additional services.
The availability of accessible numbers is displayed on the website in real-time. The current cost of connection is also indicated there.