Toll Free Helps North Carolina’s Needy

On March 5, volunteer attorneys in North Carolina will use toll free phone numbers to provide free legal information from six call-in centers across the state. The statewide service project is linked to the NCBA’s 4ALL campaign to provide legal aid to the poor. Residents of all 100 North Carolina counties are encouraged to participate through a network of seven toll-free phone numbers. It seems that every month new ways to help connect to the needy and disadvantaged are found through toll free phone service.


What is Bill 1779?

This article on House Bill 1779 is an interesting one. It really reveals some underlying information in our government that needed to be brought to light. Check it out here.

800 Numbers Less Available than Ever

Telecommunications experts recommend that anyone wishing to obtain a toll free number secure one immediately. There are an average of 8,000 new toll free numbers registered each day. With a limited number of numerical possibilities, the supply is nearly expended. Advisors say the most effective and affordable way to obtain a toll free number before supplies run out is to contact a reliable toll free service provider.

Read more here.

Information on Chile

If you are looking for a loved one in Chile, State Department’s Consular Affairs Bureau has a phone line set up at 1-888-407-4747. You can find further information on its website.

Google has also created a “person finder” to help find individuals in affected area in Chile.

Chili Earthquake Relief Will Need Toll Free Connections

When recent natural disasters strike like the earthquake in Haiti and today’s even stronger quake in Chili, toll free phone numbers become indispensable. Existing toll free numbers are instantly utilized and new numbers are set up to handle coordination, information sharing, and fundraising. Relief efforts rely on toll free numbers in the aftermath of any type of natural disaster disaster. To donate to the victims of Haiti or Chili, call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Get more info on the Chili Earthquake here

Toll Free Numbers Advantageous for Home Use

Toll free service has been available for 40 years, but has skyrocketed in popularity in the past decade. 1-800 numbers were introduced in 1967. By the 1980s, half of all long distance calls were through 800 numbers. A decade later, the FCC added two new pre-fixes, 888 and 877, to address the shortage of available 800 numbers. Then with the supply continuing to drop while demand increased, 866 numbers were added in the year 2000.

Read more here.

What’s Missouri’s MO?

Why Did Missouri decide to fight against the government for their intervening ways? This is interesting – read more about it here.

Decision Still Pending In Oklahoma

Oklahoma could be the first state to offer toll free calling within its entire borders. The plan is an obvious benefit to those who make a lot of these type calls. The plan is being hot;y debated but regulators who support the idea say the plan would help encourage telecommunications investment, primarily within the state’s rural areas. This is an interesting development and one we ill continue to monitor.

Who is the TAC?

Lots of people are asking, “Who is the TAC?” The answer is simple. Read more here.

Demand Grows for 866 Numbers

866 numbers are the newest toll free numbers, released by the Federal Communications Commission in 2000 to address the shortage of 800, 888, and 877 numbers. Once consumers began to recognize the 866 pre-fix as toll free, the value of 866 soared. Recent studies indicate that 9 out of 10 consumers recognize 866 as a toll free number. The 866 numbers are more popular then ever before, increasing in demand every day.

Read more here.