Ensure customer privacy with Instant Virtual Numbers: a four-step pursuit
We are in an era where data is everything. While data has become one of the integral parts of any business process, safeguarding this data must always be on a high priority. Personal information of a consumer can be thought of as sensitive as that of any other type of data.
Having said that, consumers tend to share their personal information for various purposes. Personal information such as email addresses and mobile numbers are mainly used to authenticate the sign up/registration process. Most of these businesses are interconnected where they use a hosted webstore, an independent email marketing provider, or a different website hosting operation. The way in which this process is deployed is distinct from business to business.
Considering the vastness in the way and usage of personal data brings in the need to have a mechanism or a service that will assure the safety of that data. An Instant Virtual Number(IVN) can be thought of a service which not only ensures safety but also lets the consumer control its privacy.
The need of Instant Virtual Number
Nearly, 81% of people are cautious about the privacy of their personal data. Owing to the insecurity that consumers have towards their data makes it important for businesses in keeping their information safe and secure.
Having an IVN will address to a majority of problems faced by consumers in terms of privacy. An IVN serves consumers with an option to have additional numbers on their existing sim card. Although they would have an additional number which would act as an instant virtual number, it would work exactly the same as that of their primary number.
Additionally, it will provide consumers with an option to maintain a balance between their primary and secondary number. An IVN can be used for purposes such as authentication, advertisements, restaurant bookings, cab bookings, etc. This will ensure that the primary number can be used for their personal and professional communication whereas the secondary number can be used for additional services that they would like to enroll for. It can also be used by female consumers who wouldn’t want to expose their mobile number to untrusted parties. The instant virtual number also becomes handy when consumers want to use a different number for WhatsApp or Viber.
Getting an IVN on board
Subscribing to an IVN is just a simple four-step process.
- In order to get an IVN, the user dials the USSD code on his/her phone. For instance, the user wants to activate an IVN. He/she dials *105# on his/her phone.
- The user is presented with terms and conditions for using the IVN.
- After carefully reading the terms and conditions, the user acknowledges it.
- Once the user successfully acknowledges the terms and conditions, he/she receives the new temporary number in an SMS.
Using an IVN is as easy as activating it. It does the job exactly the same as that of your primary number. Typically, it is capable of carrying out the following tasks:
- Make a call
- Receive a call
- Send a text message
- Receive a text message
Having an IVN is also convenient and cost-effective. It gives you the leverage to activate or deactivate the number as per your needs.
Address privacy challenges effectively while protecting your personal data with Instant Virtual Numbers today!
Published in India Times: Ensure customer privacy with Instant Virtual Numbers: a four-step pursuit