The Rise of 877’s

Supplies of 800 numbers are decreasing while demand is growing. According to the Federal Communications Commissions, toll free service is a valuable commodity for businesses and popularity is consistently on the rise. The availability of toll free numbers is plummeting yet there are no immediate plans by the FCC to overcome the shortage by launching the reserved 855 numbers. Get more information here.

Economic Indicators Released Suggest More Consumer Spending This Year.

Economic Indicators released this week suggest better retail holiday shopping during the 2010 holiday season. Experts predict that overall spending will jump 2.3 percent and online shopping with increase by a whopping 16 percent! That translates to billions in spending. All retail and service businesses would be wise to increase their marketing now, through telecommunications and specifically via a toll free telephone number if they do not already have one. Toll free draws more customers and increases revenue.

Reserving a Good 1-800 Number Can Be Very Difficult

With the fixed amount of available 800 numbers shrinking fast, subscribers who waited to secure toll free service are now learning why it is so difficult to obtain a number.

Industry insiders say the soaring popularity of toll free service combined with the failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to release additional numbers have created a tight supply of 800 numbers in heavy demand.

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