Toll Free Technology In The New Era

Never before has technology been such a big factor during a disaster as it has been the past week. Information in and out of Haiti, and on-going relief efforts for the victims, have been largely organized through toll free phone service, twitter, text messages, phone-based images and so on. This is a new era in telecommunications and technology. The entire world is in touch with what is happening every minute in Haiti and learning how to help without having to only rely on news organizations.

Reservoir of Toll Free 1-800 Numbers Reache An All-Time Low

Toll free numbers were introduced in 1967. By the 1980s, nearly half of all long distance calls would be toll free. Today, 98 percent of adults say they regularly use toll free numbers. Meanwhile, the supply of 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are at an all-time low. More than two-thirds of the available numbers are taken and there are no immediate plans by the Federal Communications Commission to introduce a new pre-fix.

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VoIP: Friend or Foe?

VoIP converts voices into digital signals that travel over the Internet. However, it has become difficult to perfect these systems and missed connections and interrupted service are a common problem.Read more here.