August Busiest Travel Month. Busiest For Travel Toll Free.

August is the busiest travel month of the year. Tens of millions of Americans will vacation this month and most will use at least one toll free phone number to make travel plans. Millions of travelers will use telecommunications and especially toll free telephone numbers to plan their trips. With the economy slowly getting better, travel is reportedly up 40 percent over last year.  And toll free service goes with it.

Good Toll Free Numbers Can Still Be Found

Despite the nationwide shortage of toll free numbers, there are some carriers that can still provide subscribers with suitable 800 and vanity numbers for immediate ownership. This news may come as a relief to some business owners who have been finding it difficult to obtain a good toll free number. By researching different carriers, subscribers will find some that have ample stock, for now.

Retire Any Unused 1-800 Numbers!

Last year, there was a call for the owners of unused toll free numbers to retire their dormant 1-800 numbers back to the main database for use by others. Perhaps it is time for another call to action. With an estimated 8,000 numbers registered each day, and more than two-thirds of the supply already taken, there is a real concern about the limited stock of available numbers and the impact on small businesses. The limited availability of new toll free numbers, coupled with the limited turnover of used numbers, have created an intense demand for the remaining toll free numbers. Retire those unused numbers!

Applications Rise in Wake of Bill’s Rejection

For several months now, industry insiders have been advising anyone looking for a toll free number to secure one immediately. The warnings are apparently sinking in– applications for 800 numbers are at an all-time high as subscribers try to obtain a number while there are still some remaining.

Making the situation worse, hopes that the new 855 numbers would soon be released have been dashed as insiders report the launch of the numbers may be held off until 2011. Meanwhile more than two-thirds of available numbers have been taken and millions of new numbers are being registered each year.

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