Sometimes 866 Numbers are Easier to Find

1-866 numbers are increasing in popularity. For many subscribers, it is easier to find a suitable 1-866 number these days than a 1-800 number. They are widely recognized as toll free numbers. AT&T introduced 800 numbers in 1967. Two decades later, when most of the 7 million possible numbers were taken, the 888 pre-fix was introduced. It took just two years for that supply to run dry. The FCC then launched 877 in 1998 followed soon after by 866.

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Toll Free Area Code: 866

1-866 numbers are increasing in popularity. For many subscribers, it is easier to find a suitable 1-866 number these days than a 1-800 number. They are widely recognized as toll free numbers. AT&T introduced 800 numbers in 1967. Two decades later, when most of the 7 million possible numbers were taken, the 888 pre-fix was introduced. It took just two years for that supply to run dry. The FCC then launched 877 in 1998 followed soon after by 866.

New Level Of Customer Service Using Secondary Toll Free Number

Of course, the hospitality industry has used toll free phone numbers as a major part of their marketing programs for decades. But now, some have taken it to a new level with a secondary number fro preferred customers. Starting this week, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. will introduce its highly-anticipated luxury frequent guest stay program. Creation of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards is based on strong customer feedback and demand for a world-class loyalty program that recognizes its members. Membership will be complimentary and guests are invited to enroll by calling toll free at 1.800.241.3333, or, by contacting The Ritz-Carlton Rewards Guest Services at 1.866.922.6882. This is another creative way businesses are sidestepping the competition using toll free.

1-866 Toll Free Numbers

1-866 numbers are increasing in popularity. For many subscribers, it is easier to find a suitable 1-866 number these days than a 1-800 number. They are widely recognized as toll free numbers. AT&T introduced 800 numbers in 1967. Two decades later, when most of the 7 million possible numbers were taken, the 888 pre-fix was introduced. It took just two years for that supply to run dry. The FCC then launched 877 in 1998 followed soon after by 866.

Obama Holds Prime Time Update on BP. Toll Free Helps Provide Info

President Obama presented a prime-time speech last night on the disaster in the Gulf. With 60,000 gallons of oil still spewing into the pristine waters two months after the burst, he urged BP to get control fast. As past of the effort, the government is asking residents to use toll free telephone numbers to provide information.

Report oiled wildlife

• To report oiled wildlife, please call (866) 557-1401 and leave a message. Messages will be checked hourly. Individuals are urged not to attempt to help injured or oiled animals, but to report any sightings to the toll free number.

Report oil sightings
• To report oil on shoreline or request volunteer information: Call (866) 448-5816

Politics and Toll Free And Immigration Concerns

Once again politics and toll free phone lines are going hand-in-hand. Following the controversial Arizona illegal immigrations law, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials received nearly 100,000 calls to the toll free phone tip line from Oct. 1 through the end of April 2010. At this point in the previous fiscal year, the number has been reported as below 64,000. The tip line was started in 2003 as part of Operation Predator, a campaign to crack down on international child pornography and child sex tourism. The toll free line was so successful ICE decided to expand it to cover all customs and immigration-related crimes. The ICE hot line can be reached at 866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423).

South East State Officials Set Up Toll Free For Oil Spill

As the massive oil spill moves throughout the Gulf Of Mexico toward the Florida keys, response agencies have mobilized to establish a plan which includes a toll free phone number to help monitor the path of the oil. The states have set up toll free numbers for residents to call if they see oil-stained wildlife or oil on the shore. For wildlife, call (866) 557-1401. For shore sitings, call (866) 448-5816.

Efforts to install a concrete cover to catch oil leaking from the drill site, 5,000 feet below the surface, are under way. But if that maneuver fails, the leak could continue to release 210,000 gallons of oil into the gulf each day.

2010 Census Toll Free Numbers

The 2010 Census is underway. Among other things, the results will determine federal funding to individual communities. If residents have not received a Census Form by April 12 or have not been visited by a Census Taker, they should call one of the Bureau’s toll-free help lines:

English: 1-866-872-6868
Chinese: 1-866-935-2010
Korean: 1-866-955-2010
Russian: 1-866-965-2010
Spanish: 1-866-928-2010
Vietnamese: 1-866-945-2010
TDD (Telephone Display Device for the hearing impaired): 1-866-783-2010
Puerto Rico (in English): 1-866-939-2010
Puerto Rico (in Spanish): 1-866-929-2010

The 2010 Census Form consists of 10 questions and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. And, residents are assured by law that the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s responses with anyone, including other federal agencies and law enforcement entities.

The 866 Area Code

1-866 numbers are increasing in popularity. For many subscribers, it is easier to find a suitable 1-866 number these days than a 1-800 number. They are widely recognized as toll free numbers. AT&T introduced 800 numbers in 1967. Two decades later, when most of the 7 million possible numbers were taken, the 888 pre-fix was introduced. It took just two years for that supply to run dry. The FCC then launched 877 in 1998 followed soon after by 866.

Toll Free Area Codes (866)

1-866 numbers are increasing in popularity. For many subscribers, it is easier to find a suitable 1-866 number these days than a 1-800 number. They are widely recognized as toll free numbers. AT&T introduced 800 numbers in 1967. Two decades later, when most of the 7 million possible numbers were taken, the 888 pre-fix was introduced. It took just two years for that supply to run dry. The FCC then launched 877 in 1998 followed soon after by 866.