Toll Free Making The News for Decades

We found several 30-40 year old news articles on toll free phone numbers. Shows there have been creative uses for toll free for decades now.

FEMA Help Via Toll Free Service

With a series of natural disasters hitting the U.S. this spring, the federal government would like to spread the word about how people can reach toll free assistance in the aftermath of these tragedies. Anyone who had damages from a natural disaster can call toll-free at 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available seven days a week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) until further notice. Help is available in several languages.


Fifth Day of Devastating Tornadoes. 1-800-REDCROSS

There have been five straight days of devastating tornadoes in the Mid-West this week, leaving hundreds dead and thousands of properties destroyed. To help, call 1-800-REDCROSS.

Digital TV Info Available at FCC Toll Free Number

Changes in television service are in store for all U.S. TV watchers this week as analog systems are changed over to digital transmission. Anyone with an antenna will now need a convertor box. The transition can be confusing so the FCC has implemented a toll free number for anyone with questions about their digital service or the need to get a converter box. Call toll-free 888-225-5322 (CALL FCC) for information.