Consumers and Toll Free Numbers

Recent studies indicate that consumers use toll free telephone numbers at least every week in their daily lives. Most people use these free connections several times per month on average. Those who travel regularly for business or pleasure use them even more frequently. Toll free service has become a common form of communication and this trend continues to grow–the fast-track popularity of the new 855 phone numbers are yet another indication that toll free service continues to increase in use every year.

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.

The Next Generation of Toll Free Numbers

Six months have passed since the release of the 855 toll free area code numbers and the demand has far exceeded expectations. 855 numbers are a major commodity and are being used by hundreds of thousands of business owners across the nation. We have no official word yet on the timeline for the release of the next generation of toll free numbers–the 844 numbers–but when we do we will let you all know. In the meantime, there are plenty of custom 855 numbers left in play.

1-800-Red-Cross Tsunami Efforts

The American Red Cross is already moving ahead to help in Tsunami torn areas from Japan through the South Pacific and to Hawaii if necessary. The Red Cross number is 1-800-RED-CROSS to volunteer or to donate.

855 Benefits To Small Companies

Small businesses across the Untied States are discovering how beneficial the new 855 toll free telephone numbers can be. The 855 numbers, just released last fall, are plentiful and are easily matched for a perfect custom number, matching a domain name, or a business name. Small companies nationwide are learning the advantages of affordable toll free through 855 numbers.

Super Bowl Advertising With Toll Free

Super Bowl commercials are almost as popular as the game. Companies will spend an average of $100,000 per second! And $3 million per ad for a spot during this Sunday’s game. And the majority of those ads will include a toll free telephone number or a link to a web site that provides the toll free phone number. Toll free is commonplace in corporate advertising and just as effective for smaller companies.

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.
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Choosers Can’t Be Waiters

We’ve heard much concern over businesses not being able to get a “good” toll free number in the popular 1-800 area code. Things have gotten worse and experts are thinking that in the very near future there could actually be no 1-800’s left to get! You should be concerned about the diminishing stock of 800 numbers because it is creating an even higher demand for toll free service, a marketing tool that the FCC says is “proven” to increase business. Studies show that telephone orders can increase up to 60 percent and word of mouth referrals can rise by 200 percent if a toll free number is advertised. You have to read this…

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.

Business Owners Scramble

Toll free numbers were introduced in 1967. By the 1980s, nearly half of all long distance calls would be toll free. Today, 98 percent of adults say they regularly use toll free numbers. Meanwhile, the supply of 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers are at an all-time low. More than two-thirds of the available numbers are taken and there are no immediate plans by the Federal Communications Commission to introduce a new pre-fix. With toll free numbers being lost to businesses looking to increase sales it looks like everyone’s scrambling to secure a toll free before they’re all gone. Get more information here!