A virtual phone number makes it possible for someone within a specified area code call an
IP telephony user in another area code as if it were a local call. Here's how it works:
A VoIP (voice over IP) customer asks their service provider to assign them a virtual
phone number within a desired area code. When someone in that area code dials the virtual
phone number, the call registers as if it were local, but seamlessly maps to the customer's
actual telephone number.
VoIP service providers, such as Vonage, typically charge customers a small monthly fee for each virtual phone number. In find me / follow me, a user may be assigned a virtual phone number. When that number is dialed, the call may be routed among a number of phone numbers at various locations.