About 844 Numbers….

Since we mentioned the 844 area code toll free phone numbers two days ago in this blog, we have been receiving inquiries about this coveted pool of unused toll free phone numbers, currently held by the FCC for future use. As of this time, we do not know exactly when they will be released to the public for use, however we expect it will be within the next year or so. What we do know, given the growing demand for toll free numbers, is that is will likely be as a big a success as the new 855 area code numbers.


Custom Toll Free Named in 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Puget Sound Business Journal

The Puget Sound Business Journal has named The Rugly Group d.b.a Custom Toll Free as a 2011 Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Company. Custom Toll Free and the other companies listed are to be profiled in the October 14th, 2011 special publication and honored at an event on October 12th, 2011 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA.

According to the PSBJ website, “This is the 16th year for the Business Journal’s flagship award program. Each year, companies vie for a coveted spot on this dynamic list. To be considered, each must submit to the Business Journal its revenue figures for the past three years. Companies with the highest percentage revenue growth between 2008 and 2010 make the list…”


During First Year, 855 Huge Success

With the first anniversary of the new 855 area code toll free telephone numbers just weeks away, we can all agree the release of 855 was a resounding success. 855 numbers are more popular every day–at large corporations, small businesses and for personal use. Nobody could have predicted quite how popular 855 would be–and how well recognized they are by the consumer as a toll free phone call. If the demand keeps up, the 844 area code toll free phone numbers should be released soon.

Federal and State Safety Numbers Established

With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 attacks just days away, individual states are establishing toll free telephone numbers as part of the federal If you See Something, Say Something Campaign to thwart terrorist attacks. This program is aimed at advising residents of every community nationwide to report any unusual activity–even if it seems harmless. A bag left on a busy subway or in a public rest room or a car/van/truck parked in a public for long periods with nobody attending to it are just of the activities that should be reported. To learn your state’s toll free telephone numbers as part of If you See Something. Say Something call your local representative.

Hurricane Irene and Toll Free Connections

In the wake of Hurricane Irene which devastated communities from the Carolinas to New England, government agencies, non-profits and insurance companies are very busy connecting through toll free phone service to those impacted by the storm. Both existing numbers and newly established toll free telephone numbers are active as customers reach out for much-needed assistance. Toll free ensures that the communities connect with those who can bring them relief.

Ramped Up Marketing with Toll Free Service

Toll free telephone service adds a new level of ramped up marketing for any type of business or non-profit–especially in the 21st century when the majority of advertising is online and customers want to complete the transaction as quickly as possible. When a customer cannot easily locate a telephone number on a website or ad, they look elsewhere. By providing easy-to-locate toll free phone numbers, businesses add this new dimension and reap the benefits of a 1-800 marketing number.