2010 Census Toll Free Numbers

The 2010 Census is underway. Among other things, the results will determine federal funding to individual communities. If residents have not received a Census Form by April 12 or have not been visited by a Census Taker, they should call one of the Bureau’s toll-free help lines:

English: 1-866-872-6868
Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
Korean: 1-866-955-2010
Russian: 1-866-965-2010
Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): 1-866-783-2010
Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010

The 2010 Census Form consists of 10 questions and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. And, residents are assured by law that the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s responses with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.


How-to Become an SMS Approved Toll Free Resporg

The application process consists of three main steps:

1. Fill out and submit the 10 page Service Establishment Form.
2. Send your deposit to the SMS800 Help Desk. (about $4000)
3. Study for and pass the certification test

You can begin the application process by clicking here

800 Meltdown Information

Can toll free numbers be completely diminished? With virtually all toll free numbers having been used by two or more persons/businesses already, this is very likely. The only thing keeping the system going is that people are releasing old toll free numbers. Once released, a toll free number is left dormant for several months and then re-released to the system for someone else to grab. Many people release a toll free not knowing that they are more likely to come back for another one in the future. If people stop releasing their toll frees and hold on to them, or worse yet, if they take on more than one and hold on to them, it could cause a toll free meltdown.

Can the industry meltdown? Find out more here.