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Virtual phone number in Norway

Have your own phone number in Norway for a few dollars per month. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.

In this article we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in Norway now.




A virtual number is a real phone number

A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.

You can make and answer calls with free apps for Android and iOS or your laptop.

People calling your Norwegian virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.

When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.

You can get your Norwegian phone number here.



Area Codes of Norway

In Norway, local and international communications are efficiently organized through area codes, often factored into a Norwegian phone number. Each Norwegian phone number integrates a specific Norway code number to signify the location of the registered user.


Norway Code Number: The Basics

You may wonder what a Norway code number looks like. Often referred to as the telephone country code 47, it’s the internationally recognized code for Norway- an integral part of any Norwegian phone number.

Look at this Norway phone number Example: 47 XXX XX XXX. Notice the 47 leading the rest of the digits? That’s the Norway country code, smoothly making its way into Norway’s communication scheme.


The Intricacies of Area Codes

Now, let’s delve deeper into the Norwegian phone number system.

Location Country code Area code Description
Oslo +47 21 Reserved for phone numbers based in Oslo.
Norway +47 800 Toll-free numbers are free to call within Norway, costs are borne by the number owner.


Your Partner in Communication

Here at Sonetel, we are dedicated to simplifying worldwide communication for small businesses and entrepreneurs. We understand the significance of area codes and the role they play in everyday conversation and marketing.

We offer local phone numbers, including Norway phone numbers, to enable you to establish a local presence in your target markets.

Remember, with Sonetel, seamless communication across boundaries becomes not just possible, but easy and affordable.

As we navigate towards the next topic, we will help you understand the limitations and possibilities that come with various types of subscriptions. So, keep reading – there’s much more to learn!



Different types of numbers

In Norway, there are two types of numbers that you can purchase as virtual phone numbers.

  • City numbers
    These phone numbers are related to a city, such as 21 for Oslo.
  • Toll-free numbers
    These numbers are free for the caller to call – as long as they are calling from within Norway. Toll-free numbers start with 800. The owner of the phone number pays an extra per-minute fee for all calls received.



Who can buy a Norwegian phone number?

Due to local regulations, it is only possible for people and businesses located in Norway to buy virtual phone numbers.

We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Due to this, you are required to submit your address – anywhere in the world – and an ID number. In some cases, you may be asked to provide proof of address and ID.




What does it cost?

The cost of having a virtual phone number in Norway is based on the following components.

  • Monthly cost
    From $3.49
  • Calls and call forwarding
    Costs as a local call.
  • Optional add-on services
    Voice response and call recording require that you have a paid plan (starts at $9.95 per user and month). This includes free calls, call forwarding, and free phone numbers.




Answer calls

The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your Norwegian phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or to a landline number.

When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – depending on your settings.

Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.

There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members, etc.



Make calls

You can make calls from your Norwegian number by using our free Android , iOS, or web app. You can import your regular mobile contacts into the app and call anyone you know with a click.

The person you call can see your number. You can choose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.

You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.






SMS is not supported on any virtual numbers from Norway.



Voice response

If you want to add voice response to your phone number (“For sales, press one…”.) you need to have a paid plan. This gives you access to the “Voice apps”.

You can easily create menus for callers, announcements, or voicemail boxes.

Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want to be converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.



Call recording

Call recording is available if you have a paid plan.

Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.




Subscription options

You can have numbers for free – with some limitations – or pay for them.

Here are the options.

  • Free with Plans
    Premium and Business are optional “all-inclusive” plans that are charged per user and month. They include free phone numbers for every user in your team.
  • Pay for it
    You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.



Features of Norway Virtual Phone Number

Sonetel’s Norwegian phone numbers are a game changer in global communications. Highly accessible, they are perfect for entrepreneurs seeking a compelling presence in Norway.


Keeping It Local

Remember, these Norwegian numbers have the potential for a real local experience. Even from miles away, your Norwegian phone number will give the impression of an Oslo office. You get to work globally, yet keep the Norway code number local.


Unique Call features

Norway’s phone system follows a distinct pattern. You’ll see an example where city numbers start with ’21’, while toll-free numbers often start with ‘800’. Problems may occur if you fail to grasp the difference. So, we at Sonetel, always encourage proper understanding of this system before selection.



For only $1.79 per month, you can establish your business in Norway. Sellers often forget that, in business, every penny counts. Instead of unnecessary expenses in setting up a physical office, a virtual phone number can be a cost-effective alternative. Furthermore, call forwarding worldwide costs as much as a local call – a plus point indeed.


Optimized Accessibility

Remember, you can answer incoming calls through call forwarding to any phone, anywhere. You no longer need to worry about missed opportunities. This sea-change in global communication essentially puts you in the driver’s seat, always accessible to your customers and partners.


The Legality Check

ID Verification

  • Scanning rigorously. For optimal use and security, you need to provide an ID number and address. These are essential due to provider restrictions.
  • Legal Compliance. Businesses must understand the importance of compliance. In this case, only individuals and business entities located in Norway are permitted to own virtual phone numbers.

Call Recording

  • Take heed. Some countries restrict call recording. Whether it is a Norwegian number or any other, we recommend proceeding with call recording only after studying local laws.


Telephone country code 47

A Norwegian phone number example will start with the country code 47. This ’47’ code signifies Norway in international telecommunication, marking your global yet localized presence.

The bottom line is that Sonetel’s Norway virtual phone numbers bring you closer to your Norwegian contacts. We ensure a seamless blend of quality, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. Taking your business to new heights, they provide the perfect springboard for your entrepreneurial dreams.

But remember, always prioritize understanding and compliance above all. In the next section, we’ll discuss potential limitations and plan restrictions regarding the Norway virtual phone number.


Are there any limitations?

Yes, there are different limitations, depending on what type of subscription you have.



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