LucyPhone APP For Toll Free

Have you heard about the LucyPhone APP? With LucyPhone, you’ll see a comprehensive list of companies with 1-800 numbers; ranging from retails services, utilities, airlines and hotels, etc. If the business is located in the United States or Canada and has toll free telephone number, you’ll likely find it on this list. If it’s not, don’t worry; you can enter in toll-free numbers on your own, too. After choosing the company you need to contact, you’ll enter in your phone number and hit the call button. “Lucy” will call the number and it will ring back to you whenever a service rep answers. LucyPhone only works with toll free phone numbers.

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Is a Virtual Office More in Line with Your Business?

When getting a full service toll free/virtual office system, advise your clients to carefully consider the options. For instance, they should think carefully before getting the type of automated system that may turn off potential customers. These systems can be effective for some types of businesses: but they can be a detriment for many others. Consider whether an automated system matches a company’s image. If they do decide to go with an IVR system, buying one instead of renting one typically makes more financial sense.

The Emerging Black Market

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.