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.


855 in Wide Use

With the recent success of the new 855 toll free phone numbers, we expect that these series of numbers will be used for far more than just business. As with the other toll free area code numbers, 855 will likely be used for personal numbers, clergy, non-profits, government officials, and more. And on the heels of the 855 numbers, the 844 numbers will be released to the same success and usage.

New Toll Free Area Codes

You’ve decided to get a new toll free number for personal or business use and, alas, the number it took you three hours to think of is already being used by someone else – what to do? Luckily, a new toll free area code may soon be the wave of the future – get ready to make that reservation! The (855) is the next scheduled area code to come out and people are lining up to get first choice. Learn how you can be the first in line for your number of choice here.

800 Numbers Popularity Ever-Increasing

With the recent introduction of the popular 855 toll free area codes, our industry is quickly recognizing that consumers and business people are now, more than ever, recognizing and using toll free phone numbers with all five pre-fixes (area codes). Toll free service’s popularity is ever-increasing and that trend will continue.

Irrational Rationing

Is it irrational to begin rationing toll free number out? Some think not; in fact, some think that a toll free number should only be “not available” to another person if it’s getting use. It’s not likely that the day will come where you can lose your toll free number for non-usage but it’s possible… Read more here.

Before Long, We Will Need The 844 Numbers

The addition of the reserved 855 to the toll free industry, and the pending release of the 844 area codes, ease the burden and open communications between businesses and customers. New area codes released in the 1990s temporarily fortified the existing toll free stock, allowing millions of businesses to secure profitable 1-800 numbers. The stock depleted considerably during the subsequent decade and are now bolstered by the new 855 numbers. But those are going fast. Before long, we will need the new 844 area code numbers.

A Toll Free Advisory Committee Official Recommendations

In recent years, members of the Tollfree Advisory Committee at SMSGOV.com have been repeatedly warning of the decline of available toll free phone numbers. To offset the anticipated impact of this scarcity of 1-800 numbers, the Tollfree Advisory Committee strongly recommended the release by the FCC of the reserved toll free area codes in 2010. And that happened! The 855 numbers were released last month and we are now awaiting the 844 numbers.

Consumers Clammor for Toll Free 855 Numbers

The release of the new 855 numbers within the next year or so will relieve subscribers who are spending hours or even days trying to find a suitable number that matches their image and needs. Many good numbers are taken and are being used by successful companies. The 855 area codes will allow a host of new possibilities. Savvy business owners are already getting ideas of the perfect number for their companies. Many toll free providers can help you learn now how to secure those numbers later. Make sure to deal with a provider that has been in business for a substantial amount of time, has flexible programs and offers fiber optics.

Toll Free Quotas May Be Implemented

Rumors of a rationing program have subscribers scrambling to obtain numbers, creating an even more limited supply.

The federal government rationed coveted 800 numbers in 1995 until the new 888 pre-fix was introduced a year later. But the U.S. supply of available 1-800 numbers, dwindling for years, is again nearly depleted. Toll free numbers enable callers to reach businesses, organizations, and non-profits without having to pay for the call.

Read more here.

Stay Informed About Possible 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.

Read more here.