Simon uses YourBusinessNumber and WhatsApp Business and is already seeing a world of difference in his day-to-day.
“Being a designer, I seem to spend half of my day talking to my clients on email, which is incredibly frustrating considering I absolutely hate it! My passion is getting my head into Photoshop, not spending half my life in Gmail! I decided to look at ways of getting myself out of emails and utilizing a much easier, simpler service that my clients would adopt.
I realized that it wasn’t necessary to email huge files to my clients, as a) it took them ages to respond and b) half the time the emails would hit spam - so I stumbled on YourBusinessNumber, set up a new phone number, and started using WhatsApp to send my designs - what a difference it’s made! My clients respond to me far quicker and it’s a much simpler way of dealing with them. Happy days!
We currently support customers looking for a virtual number to get themselves verified on WhatsApp Business. Get your virtual number here.
You need a second number for WhatsApp Business as you are not permitted to use the same number as your regular WhatsApp account. This would mean buying another phone with an extra monthly contract or pay as you go SIM. With YBN you can get that number to run your business through WhatsApp Business without having to buy a second phone and for a considerably cheaper price than another contract.
No, it’s not possible to use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone. You can only use one number per account.
YBN virtual numbers can only be used in messaging apps. The number attached to your SIM card is for normal calls and SMS messages. If someone places a normal call to your YBN virtual number, it gets forwarded to the SIM card mobile number you signed up with free of charge.
No. An eSIM is an embedded chip inside your phone that acts exactly like a traditional SIM card, removing the need for swapping SIM cards if you move networks. You can have more than one plan from different networks on an eSIM, but the drawback with this is that you can only use one network at a time. With a number from YBN, you don’t have the issue of using one at a time - you can use your business number in tandem with your personal number, whilst still being able to separate it out.
Yes, you can install both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business but you need a different number for each messaging app. YourBusinessNumber gives you a second virtual UK mobile number that allows you to use both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone.
You can cancel your subscription by clicking here. If you cancel your subscription your YBN number will be terminated.