1-800 And Sports Endorsements

Have any of you noticed all the sports figures with 1-800 numbers plastered on their uniforms and gear lately? Endorsements on clothing are nothing new of course but toll free telephone numbers are becoming more and more prominent in the sports advertising biz. This week we saw a NASCAR driver and a golf pro both wearing clothing with 1-80o numbers prominently displayed. Anywhere and everywhere a 1-800 can be displayed helps the business.


Mass De-activations of 800s Cannot Save Number Pool

A recent plea for the deactivation of unused 800 numbers resulted in a surge of numbers returned to the main database. But despite these mass replacements, the supply of available toll free numbers continues to dwindle as thousands of subscribers register for a 1- 800 number each day.

According to the Federal Communications Commission, toll free service is increasing in popularity because it enables 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 supply of 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are plummeting while demand is growing at unprecedented rates.

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FEMA Provides Populace With Toll Free Hotline

To address spring and summer flooding and other natural emergencies, FEMS offers a toll free service to provide aide and information. Anyone who has suffered hardships due to a natural emergency can seek assistance. Call 1-800-621-FEMA for more details. Hearing and speech impaired applicants with TTY equipment can call 1-800-462-7585.