844 Numbers Too?

With all the buzz about the possible release of the 855 area codes to add to the existing 866, 877, 888 and 800 toll free phone numbers, there is speculation that the government could release two area codes at once–the 855 and the 844 supplies. A simultaneous double release of new toll free numbers would allow for a huge stock of new, quality, toll free phone numbers for subscribers to choose from. This would be a great boon to the industry.

U.S. Congress Attempts to Keep Up with Emerging Technologies

Virtually all common carriers and telecommunications companies are subject to the regulations under CALEA. This means all telephone communications can be monitored as part of legal, warranted, surveillance by law enforcement agencies. However, fiber optic communications are a possible exception for some wiretapping purposes because detecting transmission through the fiber optic cables is very difficult.

Read more here.

Toll Free Mnemonics Help

There is an enormous business benefit to owning a memorable vanity toll free phone number. But, subscribers should be given the practical advice that to include the numerical equivalent in some ads near the vanity number. It is also advised that if the majority of your potential customers are senior citizens or teens, including both options (vanity and numerical equivalent) is likewise a good business practice.

Work With A Good Service Provider

Unhappy with your current toll free phone service? Remember that under federal law you can always transfer or “port” your number to another provider that can offer you better rates, more flexible plans, and an array of features. There is no reason to settle for substandard service when you can transfer your number within just a mater of days. A good service provider will do most of the work for you.

The Many Features of Toll Free Service

A toll free number forward to, or rings, at any local number and on any phone. It does not require a special set-up of installation of any kind. There are four toll free pre-fixes, 800, 888, 877, and 866, and they all work the same way. Calls to these numbers are charged to the subscriber, not to the caller. Vanity numbers spell a word or phrase that relates to the business.

Read more here.

SMSGOV Helps Spread the Word

As telecommunications experts, we are actively spreading the word about the scarcity of good toll free numbers. Are we succeeding? Business owners should be educated and prepared for the shortfall at a time when they may need the advantages of toll free the most. With the economy still floundering, this dearth of available 1-800 numbers comes at a time when economists are advising business owners to shift their marketing tactics to direct response—including using toll free to attract consumers and sustain relationships with existing customers. We know that toll free helps businesses. But getting good numbers, with supplies dwindling, is becoming a challenge. The best advice, still, is to obtain a good toll free phone number today.

Toll Free Exceeds Expectations

The popularity of 1-800 numbers is quickly surpassing standard phone service and exceeding even our industry’s expectations. 1-800, 888, 877 and 866 numbers are increasingly popular for businesses and for personal use. With no plans for the addition of new numbers, the existing supplies are rapidly depleting. This is a chronic problem that will only be rectified by the release of the 855 area code numbers.