Toll Free Remains Consistent

Telecommunications is an ever-changing industry. One staple in the past four decades has been toll fee phone service. Demand in 2010 far exceeds anyones prediction when the service was first introduced. In fact, the value of a 1-800 number is now a necessity for any business. A toll free phone number lends credibility to any business, enhances customer service, and increases customer confidence. Studies show that sales can double and word of mouth referrals increase, making toll free service indispensable. In a constantly revolving industry, toll free remains very stable and consistent.


New Business Owners Face Telecom Challenge

The federal government rationed coveted 800 numbers in 1995 until the new 888 area code was introduced a year later. Industry insiders are eagerly awaiting the outcome of this latest rationing proposal. Telecommunications experts are reportedly concerned that a toll free number ration could delay new phone service applications in the midst of one of the worst U.S. economic downturns in decades. New business owners are often clueless about the toll free industry and have found it difficult in past times to get a toll free up and running in times of rationing – and they’re hard pressesd to find out why. Get more information here.

Ration Bill Succumbs to Dissent

By a narrow defeat, telecommunications insiders say a proposal to ration the limited supply of existing toll free numbers has suffered a loss at 800 Services management System (SMS/800).

Rumors that a rationing program for the few remaining 800 numbers was imminent circulated through the telecommunications industry earlier this month. Supplies of 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are so depleted that availability is at an all-time low. But some say rationing the numbers, as the federal government did in 1995, is not the answer and could have a negative impact on the business community.

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