The Patriot Act in Action

Has the government gone too far with their so called “regulations” (or lack there of) on phone tapping? If you are asking yourself why the government might want to tap lil’ ‘ol you and just forget about it… Don’t, because you’re in for a big surprise. Read more here.

VoIP: Still the Wave of the Future

You may have heard of a little something called Vonage. They offer Voice over Internet Protocol phone service that has proven to be cost effective, but not quite the crystal ball everyone hoped for. VoIP users may also find that some calls they wish to make just wont connect to the other party. Until these glitches are fixed, fiber optics is considered a superior option, particularly for toll free phone service. Business owners who subscribe for an 800 number are dependent on clear, reliable connections to their customers and cannot risk losing business on unstable VoIP systems. If you are considering this service you can get more information on the quality and features here.

Good ‘Ol Fiber Optics

With an increase in need for phone service, businesses are now being able to spend less and receive better quality. VoIP was introduced as a new, cheaper technology but was soon made known of all the possible problems. With the cost of fiber optic technology, the gold standard in phone service, lowering and the worsening VoIP quality rising, it’s a no brainer for successful companies nowadays. Some companies such use exclusively fiber optic technology. Other toll free number service providers still use the less reliable VoIP, which does not provide the consistent connections of fiber optics. In fact, in some circumstances with VoIP, if the power fails, phone calls cannot be transmitted at all. Get more information on the differences and virtues of each type of system here.

800 Numbers Going the Way of the Buffalo

With the fixed amount of available 800 numbers shrinking fast, subscribers who waited to secure toll free service are now learning why it is so difficult to obtain a number.

Industry insiders say the soaring popularity of toll free service combined with the failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to release additional numbers have created a tight supply of 800 numbers in heavy demand.

Read more here.

Custom 1-800 Numbers a Thing of the Past?

Toll free numbers have such an extreme positive impact on any company, that it is rare for business owners to cancel their numbers. A plea for unused numbers to be released offered a brief reprieve earlier this year. But within weeks, the supply dropped again as thousands of new subscribers invested in toll free service each day.

Toll free service has a long history. 800 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.

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VoIP is an Option but is it the Right Option?

VoIP allows the calls to be made from a computer, a special phone, or a regular phone. To use VoIP, a broadband, or high speed, connection is required. If the caller is using a regular phone, the connection is converted to a normal telephone connection before it reaches its destination.

Unlike fiber optic service, VoIP service may be lost during power outages. Connections to faxes are often problematic as are calls for emergency services.

Read more here.

Why is Finding a Good 800 Number So Laborious?

With the fixed amount of available 800 numbers shrinking fast, subscribers who waited to secure toll free service are now learning why it is so difficult to obtain a number.

Industry insiders say the soaring popularity of toll free service combined with the failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to release additional numbers have created a tight supply of 800 numbers in heavy demand.

Read more here.