Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day from everyone at SMSGOV. We send out our gratitude and best wishes to all military, past and present. To help some of our heroes wounded in combat, call 1-877-TEAM-WWP.

Vets Get Help Through A Toll Free Numbers

The newest way to use toll free to help veterans begins next month in New England. The Massachusetts Bar Association will sponsor a Veterans Dial-A-Lawyer call-in program on Wednesday, November 17. Veterans who have legal questions toll free 877-686-0711 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to speak to volunteer attorney. The Veterans Dial-A-Lawyer is provided at no charge. Government and private sector use of toll free phone numbers is continuously growing.

877 Number Supply Decreasing as Focus Shifts from 1-800s

In the past, 800 and 888 pre-fixes have been the most popular choices of subscribers. Experts say this was due mostly to the lack of public awareness that 877 and 866 were also toll free. But in recent years, this situation has changed. Reports now indicate that the majority of the public recognizes all four pre-fixes as toll free. Business owners are quickly taking advantage of the 877 numbers.

But now with the overall supply of available toll free numbers dwindling, 877 numbers are going fast.

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Dearth of (800) Numbers Causes Businesses Turn to (877) Numbers

With 1-800 numbers becoming more and more difficult to obtain, some business owners are finding relief by securing 877 numbers.

Supplies of 800 numbers are decreasing while demand is growing. According to the Federal Communications Commissions, toll free service is a valuable commodity for businesses and popularity is consistently on the rise. The availability of toll free numbers is plummeting yet there are no immediate plans by the FCC to overcome the shortage by launching the reserved 855 numbers

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Target Adds Toll Free Number

Target has now added a new toll free phone service for customers who have purchased electronics from one of their stores. Target began testing the toll free phone number, 877-myTGTtech this summer. The free service is available to anyone who bought an electronic item at a Target store. This is another way that all types of businesses–from small companies to large corporations–continue to find new ways to use toll free phone service in their marketing and customer service plans.

Only 800, 888, 877 and 866 Are Valid Toll Free Area Codes

It is important to remember and to spread the word that the only toll free area codes at this time are 800, 888, 877 and 866. (855 pending) We have seen various advertisements–mostly online-encouraging consumers to call “toll free” and then listing a standard number. The customer does not realize and perhaps does not check the phone bill that comes in weeks later. This is an advertising scam that goes on frequently. Only the above four area codes are toll free for the caller.

Day 83. Toll Free Continues To Help With Oil Spill Info

Day 83 and the oil is still gushing through the Gulf Of Mexico. Florida State officials are trying to connect with people and information through a toll free telephone number. If oil is sighted on Florida’s coastline report it to the State Warning Point at 1-877-2-SAVE-FL (1-877-272-8335).

877 Numbers Provide Relief to Beleaguered Businesses

With 1-800 numbers becoming more and more difficult to obtain, some business owners are finding relief by securing 877 numbers.

Supplies of 800 numbers are decreasing while demand is growing. According to the Federal Communications Commissions, toll free service is a valuable commodity for businesses and popularity is consistently on the rise. The availability of toll free numbers is plummeting yet there are no immediate plans by the FCC to overcome the shortage by launching the reserved 855 numbers

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Today Show Crowd Shows Off Toll Free

The spectator crowd at the Today show today held numerous signs advertising toll free telephone numbers–with all four toll free area codes. Ads for legal services, charitable causes, retail, and so on. Every pan of the camera revealed a new ad with a toll free phone number. We didn’t notice one ad without one in fact. Good way to get free advertising on national television and to incorporate your toll free number.

877 Numbers Bullwark for Small Businesses

Recently, insiders say 877 has become a popular choice for small and medium-size businesses. Small business owners’ need reliable marketing tools to increase the flow of new and repeat business and compete with bigger, sustained companies. Toll free numbers instantly win customer confidence, lend give small businesses legitimacy, and increase sales. Reports indicate that a toll free number listed in an ad can increase response by 600 percent and word of mouth referrals rise by 200 percent. With 98 percent of American adults regularly using toll free numbers, businesses securing an 800 number gain a strong competitive edge.

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