As interest in toll free phone service increases, there are more and more questions about its use. To address this growing curiosity, here are a few more commonly asked questions about 1-800 numbers.
How are 1-800 numbers assigned? Toll free phone numbers (800, 888, 877, and 866) are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis from phone companies and toll free service providers like Tollfreenumber.ORG.
Does the FCC assign numbers? No. The FCC regulates the use of the numbers but does not distribute them to subscribers.
How does toll free phone service work? Once you are assigned a 800, 888, 877 or 866 toll free area code number, calls to that number ring on your phone—the caller doesn’t pay for the call, you do. These calls can be forwarded to your home phone, office phone or even your cell phone.
What is a vanity number? Vanity numbers are 1-800 numbers in the form of a word or phrase—the numbers are translated in letters which correspond to the standard phone keypad. These are highly effective and easily memorized.
Is a toll free phone number too expensive for a small business? No. In fact, toll free service can be less expensive than other standard phone fees. Plus, it is actually ideal for a small business because it is so affordable. With plans from providers like Tollfreenumber.ORG, you pay for calls you receive. Small business owners using a toll free number can actually see substantial savings.
Can I have more than one toll free number? Yes, you can subscribe for multiple numbers from Tollfreenumber.ORG. In fact, multiple numbers can be very advantageous.
What if I move my home-based business to another state? Any business owner who changes locales can rest assured they can continue to use their toll free number as long as they have signed on for ownership of the number. Ownership of toll free numbers is available through Tollfreenumber.ORG.
Is there a directory of toll free listings? Yes. There are several. Tollfreenumber.ORG has a free directory. And for additional exposure, you can pay to be included in the AT&T directory.