855 On The Web

Since news has come out that the 855 toll free numbers could be released within days, there have been an awful lot of articles on the web about the new 855 toll free area code numbers, poised for release. Do your homework because not all the information out there is accurate. Prepare now and anyone can get a good custom 855 toll free number once they are released. But don’t believe everything you read–the FCC has stringent guidelines about the distribution of these numbers.

FCC Becoming More Vigilant

The FCC has been clamping down on violations of Section 251 (e) of the Communications Act of 1934, which prohibits the warehousing and hoarding of numbers. To ensure that toll free numbers are distributed in a fair and equitable way, the FCC is taking a close look at suspect activity. Recently they threatened an $11,000 daily fine to the owners of a California company for improper toll free use. This followed a string of unrelated instances, including at least one owner’s attempt to sell his numbers on eBay.

FCC Toll Free Regulations

You might be surprised to find some of the FCC’s toll free regulations on toll free phone numbers. Get a list here.