Meeting The Growing Demand–Temporarily.

It is interesting that toll free phone service in recent years is surpassing standard in popularity with businesses.The popularity of 1-800 numbers is exceeding industry expectations. Toll free phone service has increased at such a fast pace that the supply of available 1-800 numbers is at an all-time low. According to the Federal Communications Commission 1-800, 888, 877 and 866 numbers are increasingly popular for businesses and for personal use. But the new 855 numbers, when introduced, should meet the growing demand–temporarily.

VoIP Phone Lines Problematic With 911

The Timesunion.com has reported troubles with broadband phone service and 911. Phone service over the Internet can cause problems for callers trying to reach 911 that traditional phone lines (and fiber optic technology) don’t have. Emergency assistance professionals are advising callers whose home phone line is the Internet to manually check to see that the 911 system knows where to find them.

Marketing Advice is Very Important

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.