With 800 numbers, the first and most popular toll free area code, becoming more and more difficult to obtain, the toll free 866 numbers are now rising in popularity and fast becoming one of the most requested toll free numbers– especially in the business world.
866 numbers are the newest toll free numbers, released by the Federal Communications Commission in 2000. Once consumers began to recognize the 866 pre-fix as toll free, the value of 866 soared. Recent studies indicate that the majority of American consumers recognize 866 as a toll free number.
Today, the 866 numbers are more popular then ever before, increasing in demand every day. Companies such as Exxon Mobil have chosen 866 numbers (1-866-MY-MOBIL)
With popularity of toll free service soaring, the supply of 866 numbers is steadily decreasing—just like the 800, 888, and 877 numbers. A nationwide demand for toll free service has caused supplies of all the available toll free phone numbers to drop.
For a little background on the 866 numbers, let’s start at the beginning: AT&T introduced Toll Free 800 numbers in 1967. Two decades later, when most of the 7 million possible numbers were taken, the 888 pre-fix was introduced. It took just two years for that supply to run dry. With the popularity of toll free service soaring and supplies dropping, the FCC then launched 877 in 1998 followed soon after by 866.
The FCC has reserved 855 numbers for future use. Until then, with supplies low, it is a good idea to get an 866 toll free number now. Even if your business isn’t quite ready to open yet, secure your number quickly. Until you start advertising the number, the cost will be minimal—you only pay for incoming calls.
Companies like Tollfreenumber.ORG can quickly assign you an 866 while there are still choice numbers left to pick from.
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