The Countdown to 855 Is On!

The countdown is on! The clock is ticking! Don’t wait–prepare for your new 855 toll free phone number now. Contact an established resp org today and get all the information on how to secure the prefect 855 custom number. Matching an 855 to your existing 800, 888, 877 or 866 number OR to a domain name OR your company name is the ideal way to ramp up your marketing.

FCC, Regulators of Toll Free Numbers

FCC’s rules designate the criteria for determining the status of each toll-free number, and prohibit “warehousing” and “hoarding” of toll-free numbers. However, the FCC does not oversee the assignment of toll-free numbers and does not have direct access to the toll-free number database maintained by the 800 Services Management System (SMS/800).

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Rumors of Toll Free Rationing Linger

In the telecommunications industry, we are once again hearing rumors of toll free rationing. The federal government rationed 800 numbers in 1995 until the new 888 pre-fix was introduced a year later. Now, the supply of available 1-800 numbers is again nearly depleted. This marketing tool has been so successful that the available numbers are decreasing while demand is growing at unprecedented rates. If rationing is implemented, obtaining a new toll free number will be more difficult than ever before.