Your Thoughts On 855 numbers

As our readers know, we believe it is time for the new 855 toll free telephone are codes to be released. We have, many times, noted the limited number of available toll free numbers and the growing need. We have written our opinion that the new numbers will ease the burden and decrease illegal hoarding and distribution. And we mention again that its been a decade since any toll free area codes have been unveiled. We’d like to hear from you? What are your thoughts on this subject?

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FCC Must Keep The Public Informed

In recent years, the limited availability of new toll free numbers has created an intense and competitive demand for valuable 800, 888, 877 and 866 numbers. Following the emergence of a black market for these numbers, sources say federal authorities are cracking down on illegal toll free practices, including reports of attempts to sell or lease numbers off eBay. Let’s hope so.
With depleted supplies leading to a growth of illegal hoarding and leasing practices, experts say it is imperative that subscribers be informed on the proper acquisition and use of toll free numbers. Its incumbent upon the FCC and telecommunications companies to educate subscribers.