Vets Get Help Through A Toll Free Numbers

The newest way to use toll free to help veterans begins next month in New England. The Massachusetts Bar Association will sponsor a Veterans Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program on Wednesday, November 17. Veterans who have legal questions toll free 877-686-0711 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to speak to volunteer attorney. The Veterans Dial-A-Lawyer is provided at no charge. Government and private sector use of toll free phone numbers is continuously growing.


FCC Supports Fair Distribution of Toll Free Numbers

In March 1998, the FCC ordered the fair distribution of vanity toll free numbers. The Commission concluded that assigning vanity numbers would be on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure fair allocation of numbers. The FCC decided that “a first-come, first-served process is also the most efficient method for assigning toll free numbers because it is the most easily administered and least expensive way to allocate numbers.” The FCC also announced that the the first-come, first-served system avoids disputes among subscribers over who is entitled to a particular number

SafeLink Provides Service For The Needy

Free cell phones are now being provided to needy residents of the U.S. The program is called SafeLink and is intended for low-income families and anyone receiving Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and other government assistance programs. Safelink is being hailed as a safety program for those who cannot afford phones to stay in touch with children and family or who may need to contact police and medical personnel.
For more information on the free cell phone program go to or call 1-800-977-3768.