Ration Bill Defeat Spurs Rise In Service Applications

Heeding recent warnings about the rapid decline of 800 numbers, subscribers are applying for toll free service at record rates. A steady stream of requests are pouring in for toll free 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers and applications are expected to continue to rise this year.

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Telecoms and Carriers Subject to CALEA

As for the Communications Assistance For Law Enforcement Act, virtually all common carriers and telecommunications companies are subject to the regulations under CALEA. This means all telephone communications can be monitored as part of legal, warranted, surveillance by law enforcement agencies. However, fiber optic communications are a possible exception for some wiretapping purposes because detecting transmission through the fiber optic cables is very difficult.

Industry Insiders Forsee Rise in Toll Free Service Applications

With 800 numbers bursting in popularity while the supply of available numbers shrinks, insiders say the number of daily applications could double by the end of the year.

For several months now, industry insiders have been advising anyone looking for a toll free number to secure one immediately. The warnings are apparently sinking in– applications for 800 numbers are at an all-time high as subscribers try to obtain a number while there are still some remaining.

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Telecom Experts Warn of Shortages

With demand of new toll free phone numbers high, but supplies low, telecommunications leaders are worried that this will create problems for United States businesses. The leading toll free service providers are reporting that 1-800 numbers are more in demand than ever before.
Yet, it still appears there are no immediate plans to release the reserved 855 pre-fixes.

Applications Rise in Wake of Bill’s Rejection

For several months now, industry insiders have been advising anyone looking for a toll free number to secure one immediately. The warnings are apparently sinking in– applications for 800 numbers are at an all-time high as subscribers try to obtain a number while there are still some remaining.

Making the situation worse, hopes that the new 855 numbers would soon be released have been dashed as insiders report the launch of the numbers may be held off until 2011. Meanwhile more than two-thirds of available numbers have been taken and millions of new numbers are being registered each year.

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Insiders Forsee Toll-free Phone Service Applications On the Rise

For several months now, industry insiders have been advising anyone looking for a toll free number to secure one immediately. The warnings are apparently sinking in– applications for 800 numbers are at an all-time high as subscribers try to obtain a number while there are still some remaining.

Making the situation worse, hopes that the new 855 numbers would soon be released have been dashed as insiders report the launch of the numbers may be held off until 2011. Meanwhile more than two-thirds of available numbers have been taken and millions of new numbers are being registered each year.

Read more here.

Toll-free Phone Service Applications Expected To Rise Again

Heeding recent warnings about the rapid decline of 800 numbers, subscribers are applying for toll free service at record rates. A steady stream of requests are pouring in for toll free 800, 888, 877, and 866 numbers and applications are expected to continue to rise this year.

Read more here.

Toll-free Service Applications On the Rise

For several months now, industry insiders have been advising anyone looking for a toll free number to secure one immediately. The warnings are apparently sinking in– applications for 800 numbers are at an all-time high as subscribers try to obtain a number while there are still some remaining.

Making the situation worse, hopes that the new 855 numbers would soon be released have been dashed as insiders report the launch of the numbers may be held off until 2011. Meanwhile more than two-thirds of available numbers have been taken and millions of new numbers are being registered each year.

Read more here.

Some Providers Maintain Good Stock Of Toll Free Numbers

Despite the nationwide shortage of toll free numbers, there are some carriers that can still provide subscribers with suitable 800 and vanity numbers for immediate ownership. This news may come as a relief to some business owners who have been finding it difficult to obtain a good toll free number. By researching different carriers, subscribers will find some that have ample stock, for now.

Politics and Toll Free And Immigration Concerns

Once again politics and toll free phone lines are going hand-in-hand. Following the controversial Arizona illegal immigrations law, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials received nearly 100,000 calls to the toll free phone tip line from Oct. 1 through the end of April 2010. At this point in the previous fiscal year, the number has been reported as below 64,000. The tip line was started in 2003 as part of Operation Predator, a campaign to crack down on international child pornography and child sex tourism. The toll free line was so successful ICE decided to expand it to cover all customs and immigration-related crimes. The ICE hot line can be reached at 866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423).