Oklahoma Going All Toll Free?

According to NewsOK, in Oklahoma state officials are discussing whether to make all in-state telephone calls toll free. The idea has been discussed Monday by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as a way to address the shortage of telephone numbers for Oklahoma’s 918 area code. Although the idea has been around fro two decades, it was never implemented. If the plan is approved, Anthony said it would make Oklahoma the first state in the nation to treat all in-state calls as local.

Giving It Up

If you have a toll free number that you are not using, you may soon be asked to give that number up for someone who may get more use out of it. Of course, many people don’t want to do this and are trying to urge the government to release new area codes instead. What would you vote for?

Toiling For The Perfect 800 Number?

With the fixed amount of available 800 numbers shrinking fast, subscribers who waited to secure toll free service are now learning why it is so difficult to obtain a number.

Industry insiders say the soaring popularity of toll free service combined with the failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to release additional numbers have created a tight supply of 800 numbers in heavy demand.

Read more here.