The More Toll Free Numbers, The More Business

Utilizing multiple toll free phone numbers is a proven marketing tool that can increase existing business and jump-start a new company. Several great, memorable, toll free numbers will reach countless potential customers and clients. Toll free service is so affordable that anyone can get multiple numbers and still save over standard service. By advertising more than one toll free number, you can reach more customer and get more business coming your way. Let your customers call you for free.


Feds Address Ability to Wiretap Phone Calls

Emerging technology has raised questions about how, and under what circumstances and situations, law enforcement agencies can tap into and trace phone calls. As new and enhanced telecommunications systems develop, the debate over this issue becomes more intense.

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As Number Pool Shrinks, Black Market Grows

As with any commodity in high demand, a black market for toll free numbers is growing. And we here that regulators are scrambling to control the illegal sales of valuable 800 numbers. With toll free service soaring in popularity while finite supplies of available numbers drop, attempts to illegally buy and sell choice numbers on the black market is increasing.

According to regulations enacted in 1997 by FCC, toll free phone numbers cannot be sold or brokered. These rules were approved after the FCC fielded numerous complaints about price gouging for catchy vanity numbers and popular numeric sequences. The FCC reports that anyone caught attempting to sell or broker an 800 number faces significant fines.

Do Your Research

There are still toll free service providers that can get you a good toll free number. Do your research. It is true that supplies are severely depleted, however, with a reputable company, you can still get a very effective toll free number to use as a marketing tool. Plus, these providers can keep you up-to-date about the release of new toll free numbers, rumored to be appearing within the next 18 months. Get one now and then expand your toll free service with a new number later on.

Federal Government Intervenes in Sale of Toll Free Numbers

Following the emergence of a black market for valuable toll free numbers, including catchy vanity numbers, sources say federal authorities are cracking down on the illegal sales of 800 numbers.

Insiders say to avoid being caught in an undercover investigation and facing hefty fines from the Federal Communications Commission, anyone interested in obtaining an 800 number should deal with reputable service providers such as Qwest, or AT&T.

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How-to Become a Toll-Free Resporg

The application process consists of three main steps:

1. Fill out and submit the 10 page Service Establishment Form.
2. Send your deposit to the SMS800 Help Desk. (about $4000)
3. Study for and pass the certification test

You can begin the application process by clicking here

Let Customers Call You Toll Free. A Win-Win.

Letting your customers call you free of charge is a win-win for the businessperson and the customer. With toll free service, professionals can respond to customers more effectively and manage customer calls more efficiently. Why lose potential long-distance customers to the competition? With a toll free number, the customer base is limitless. Toll free numbers have proven effective for decades and are becoming more popular every year.

Goverment Considers Rationing Toll Free Numbers

The force behind the demand for toll-free numbers is not only the traditional business use: a growing market is comprised of residential customers. If rationing is implemented, obtaining a new toll free number will be more difficult than ever before.

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Pfizer’s Toll Free Help Line

Pfizer has launched a new toll free number as part of a program to provide people with free prescription drugs for up to a year to people who have lost their jobs and health insurance. To be eligible, people must have lost their job since January 1st and have been on Pfizer drugs for three months or more before that. Patients can call a toll-free number, 866-706-2400, to sign up.

New Toll Free Supply

How many good, memorable, toll free phone numbers remain available for new subscribers? This is an issue of constant concern for those of us in the telecommunications industry. With a limited number of numerical possibilities and increased interest in obtaining the remaining numbers, the finite supply could eventually be depleted. But the good news is that there is an expected turn-about within the next year or so. New numbers–the new 855 area code–are expected to be released to re-nourish the dwindling supply.