Federal Toll Free Rationing

The stock of available toll free numbers is now so depleted that insiders say government agencies may implement another rationing of the 800, 888, 877, and 866 pre-fixes within months. Rumors of a rationing program have subscribers scrambling to obtain numbers, creating an even more limited supply.

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Business Owners Scramble

Toll free numbers were introduced in 1967. By the 1980s, nearly half of all long distance calls would be toll free. Today, 98 percent of adults say they regularly use toll free numbers. Meanwhile, the supply of 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are at an all-time low. More than two-thirds of the available numbers are taken and there are no immediate plans by the Federal Communications Commission to introduce a new pre-fix. With toll free numbers being lost to businesses looking to increase sales it looks like everyone’s scrambling to secure a toll free before they’re all gone. Get more information here!

Toll Free Calls To Get Holiday Gifts in Time

By calling a retailer’s 1-800 number today, consumers can still get items shipped by Christmas. Processing via e-mail can take longer. Call the company’s toll free phone number, talk to a representative and ensure that your packages arrive in time.