Stockpiled 855 Numbers

We hear a lot about the possible release of new toll free area codes (specifically the 855 numbers) but separating fact from fiction is the tricky part.
What we do know is that the Federal Communications Commission has a stockpile of new 855 numbers reserved to address the shortage but these numbers are not expected to be released anytime soon. We also know that available 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are at an all-time low, hurting business and creating a black market. Might be time for the 855 numbers, don’t you think?

Toll-free Goes Green

Going Green? Then join millions of toll free phone service subscribers in the latest trend and save paper by getting fax messages sent to e-mail. You’ll save money and the planet all at the same time.

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Call Toll Free For Info on Samsung Phone Recall

National news outlets are reporting that Samsung is recalling 160,000 Jitterbug cellphones. The handsets are missing one very important feature. They don’t connect to 911 services whenever the handset is out of their service area. Jitterbug owners get an “out of range, try again later” message instead of help. The recall will apply to SPH-a110 and SPH-a120 Jitterbug models sold between March 2008 and May 2009. Owners of the OneTouch model don’t have to worry since that handset is not affected. The problem is easily corrected via a software upgrade, so make sure you get a free upgrade by calling Samsung toll-free at 866/304-4980.

Toll Free Home Phone Numbers?

A new trend in the use of 800 numbers is drastically increasing the number of subscribers to toll free service. The new users? Families.

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Depleted Supplies Of Toll Free Numbers.

Government officials and telecommunications insiders agree that say something must be done to offset the problem of depleted supplies of available toll free numbers. But will this mean a possible rationing program and a tougher crackdown on the burgeoning black market? Attempts to profit from the illegal sale of 800, 888, 877 and 866 numbers are in response to rapidly dwindling supplies. As with any commodity in high demand, a black market for toll free numbers has emerged. Some feel that rationing may just make the problem worse.

800 Shortage Could Bring About Embargo

More than two-thirds of the available supply of 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are taken and millions of new subscribers are registering every year. Business owners who wait much longer to obtain a number might find themselves out of luck. In a competitive market, a toll free number is a valuable commodity for every business.

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What is Happening to All The 1(800) Numbers?

Insiders are calling it the perfect storm. Toll free phone service has hit all all-time high in popularity. The 800 numbers are so successful that once obtained, they are rarely retired. And the federal government has not released reserved numbers intended to alleviate the shortage. Supplies will soon run out.

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