Gulf Oil Spill Prompts More Toll Free Assistance

The continuation of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has promoted new toll free telephone numbers for information and assistance. The latest: Florida has set up a toll free telephone line to provide residents and visitors with information about the spill. Gov. Charlie Crist has announced activation of the line – 1-888-337-3569. Operators will answer questions about the state’s response activities, volunteer opportunities and health, safety and protective tips. The line is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days per week.

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Toll Free 1-800 Number Supply Dwindling

When a 1-800 number is disconnected and cooled-off, it is returned to the database and becomes instantly in demand. Waiting for a “perfect” retired number is a mistake. Only a small percentage of used numbers become available each year; and new unused numbers are going fast. The most cost effective and efficient way to secure a toll free number is to contact a reputable service provider such as the ones listed on for example. With these types of services, securing a number can be completed by phone or on the website in just minutes.

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Toll Free Rates Vary From Provider To Provider

Bell Canada recently announced it is increasing its rates for toll free service. This is an important reminder that subscribers should carefully shop around before signing on for toll free service. Rates and options can be vastly different and often the smaller carriers are less expensive and provide more personal service. The ability for every subscriber to transfer service is dissatisfied with prices and sound quality is key.