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How can you retrieve an 800 number from a seemingly defunct telephone company?

How can you retrieve an 800 number from a seemingly defunct telephone company?

First you should call the ameritech hotline: 800-337-4194 and type in the toll free number you are interested in.  Have a pen and paper handy to write down the information that the automated system reads back to you.  It will read back a 5 digit code and a telephone number to contact.  The telephone number the system reads to you will be the phone number of the telephone company that services the toll free number you entered.  Call that number and speak to that company.

If there is NO information listed in the ameritech hotline, that means the toll free number will probabley become available soon since it is in a disconnected state.  The bad news is that another entity will probabley aquire that number the instant it becomes available, so you need to be quick to order it.

What is Mass Misdial Marketing?

There have been many news reports recently about organizations losing their toll free number only to have it snagged up by a sex hotline.  It’s called Mass Misdial Marketing or MMM for short.  It’s a term coined by “Earl Bannon” of the Toll-free Advisory Committee in 2002.

SMSGOV has been pushing a grassroots federal bill to limit the acceptable uses of Mass Misdial Marketing.  SMSGOV has been in contact with multiple news sources and popular internet bloggers familiarizing them with Mass Misdial Marketing and steering them toward pushing the agenda that Mass Misdial Marketing should be limited.

We’d like to thank Earl Bannon for his work on Mass Misdial Marketing and for everyone involved for educating the industry on MMM.

Mass Misdial Marketing Articles from 2002

FCC Crack Down

Illegally making the sale of a toll free number can cost you… BIG. By law, phone numbers cannot be sold or brokered. In 1997, the FCC made the sale of 800 numbers illegal. Because of the short supply of available numbers, complaints were pouring in at that time that price gouging for the popular numbers was becoming a common practice. The FCC acted quickly, prohibiting sales.

Read more here.

Fast Paced Toll Free

Check this out: Toll free service has increased at such a fast pace that the supply of available 1-800 numbers is at an all-time low. According to the Federal Communications Commission 1-800, 888, 877 and 866 numbers are increasingly popular for businesses and for personal use. With no plans for the addition of new numbers, the existing supply is quickly depleting.
Get some useful information here.

Vital Business Measures

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. Get more on this vital part of business here.

Toll Frees Being Released Tonight

Users who are waiting to reserve a number that will soon be returned to spare now know what time a given number will automatically spare. With the implementation of SMS/800 Release 16.0, numbers scheduled for automatic spare are released at 11 pm Central. View this inside information here.

Could It Be True?

Recent reports have referred to the situation as the ‘the perfect storm” meaning the shortage of numbers, the soaring demand, and the failure of the federal government to release reserved numbers have all collided to create a situation in which rationing, an embargo or even a complete depletion of 800 numbers is possible.
THIS is interesting.

Free Marketing Advances

You are so lucky to have to have this article (and this in the answer to your prayers!) Many new business owners are not aware of the scams that are out there regarding marketing. One of the main problems is the charging from advertising executives to secure a toll free number. You no longer have to pay for someone else to get you these services – it’s easy to get it for yourself from a prominent and reputable provider. Get the FULL list of providers here!

Illegal Toll Free Sales?

The FCC does not play a role in the assignment of numbers to subscribers. However they do set and regulate the guidelines under which 800 numbers can be used and obtained. According to the FCC, hoarding and warehousing numbers is prohibited and punishable with severe fines. Be careful, do your research, and you will be fine. Get the full story here to better learn how to protect yourself.