Another Government Toll Free Line For Gulf Spill

There are now half-dozen toll free telephone numbers related to the Gulf oil spill. The newest government toll free number aimed at keeping residents informed is one established on June 9 by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This newest  toll free hotline to provide consumers with information about Florida’s open and closed fishing harvest areas, the availability of seafood varieties, and general pricing information. Call 800-357-4273 for information.

Supply of 800 Area Codes Remain Low

Experts warn that the U.S. supply of available 1-800 numbers, dwindling for years, is now nearly depleted. Toll free numbers enable callers to reach businesses, organizations, and non-profits without having to pay for the call. This marketing tool has been so successful that the available 1-800 numbers are decreasing while demand is growing at unprecedented rates.

Here to Advise

When advising our toll free customers, it is important that we steer them toward selecting a number that suits their company image and one that can be easily recalled by their consumers and clients. We also must take the time to remind them to always include their 800 numbers on your business cards, brochures, website, and to advertise the number liberally. Our advice as telecommunications experts is invaluable to business owners using toll free as a marketing strategy.