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Porting Your Business Number? Here’s What You Need to Know

Number porting gives businesses the option of transferring their existing numbers to another service provider. This process has many advantages, including the following:

But there are some things you should know before you transfer your business number. We will cover a few key considerations and benefits of number porting, and what you can expect when you move your current toll-free numbers to 800response.

According to the FCC, number porting may not always be possible when moving from one geographic location to another. However, this applies to local numbers only, and there are exceptions. We will cover local number porting in a future post. In the meantime, you can read the FCC’s number porting guide for more details. Or you can always contact us to learn about our local number porting options…. Read more » 

Top 5 Must-Have Features in a Lead Generation and Tracking Solution

Lead generation and tracking campaign success are two of the biggest priorities for today’s businesses. Growing sales pipelines with qualified leads requires a deeper understanding of your marketing performance. But with so many options for lead generation and tracking tools to help meet these priorities, choosing the best solution can be difficult. Here are the top five features to look for when considering a lead generation and tracking solution.

When generating leads, toll-free vanity numbers are incredibly effective. Not only are they proven to be 14 times easier to recall than numeric numbers in advertising; they also increase brand awareness. Memorable vanity numbers will help consumers remember your businesses when they need specific goods or services. Ultimately, this results in generating more inbound leads. Additionally, vanity numbers help qualify leads…. Read more » 

Your Startup Should Be Using Vanity Phone Numbers: Here’s Why

Small businesses, particularly ones that are fairly new, need people to take notice of them and what they offer. And they have to do so in a way that really distinguishes them from larger businesses that are more recognizable to people. The most effective way to accomplish this is to use vanity phone numbers in advertising. Vanity phone numbers help small businesses in the following ways:

Studies show that vanity numbers used in multi-channel advertising can increase inbound lead generation by 25 – 50%. The reason for this is that vanity phone numbers are far easier to remember than numeric phone numbers. People are nine times more likely to recall a vanity 800 number compared to a numeric toll-free phone number. This not only puts a business at the front of people’s minds when they need a particular product or service, but it also provides them with a fast and convenient way to contact the business. A vanity 800 number can help small businesses be truly unforgettable…. Read more » 

Using Call Tracking Metrics to Understand Your Audience

Advertising can be tricky. You want your ads to be clever, intriguing, and original, as well as seen (and responded to) by the right audiences. Many companies invest large amounts of money into outside market research on trends, demographics, and more to get a better sense of how they should present themselves. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated if you know how to use call tracking and call tracking metrics.

The truth is that your best source of marketing data is your incoming calls. Those callers are reaching out to you because of your advertising, so they are the people you want to focus on. And you can obtain invaluable knowledge about them by using a call tracking phone number in your ads. Call tracking metrics provide the data to answer the following questions:… Read more » 

5 Ways Vanity Phone Numbers Bring in New Business During Hard Times

800response has always promoted the benefits of vanity phone numbers. But it is our comprehensive lead tracking and analytics solution that helps businesses optimize advertising efforts and provide exceptional customer experiences for every incoming call. We also understand that lead generation has to start somewhere, especially during an economic crisis.

That’s why we’re taking this opportunity to highlight the value of lead-generating vanity phone numbers. To begin, studies show that companies using vanity numbers as part of their marketing strategy see a 25-50% increase in incoming calls. So if your marketing team is looking for ways to boost inbound leads, here are 5 ways toll-free vanity phone numbers can bring in new business…. Read more » 

844 Toll-free Phone Numbers to Be Released December 2013

Today, we now have five toll-free prefixes in order to accommodate the demand of toll-free numbers in the United States alone. Soon to come is the 844 toll-free prefix, which is set to be released by the SMS/800 on December 7, 2013.  This means the market will be plump with millions of newly available toll-free phone numbers.

Why is this good?  Because, we have depleted the resource of currently available toll-free numbers, and now advertising companies and marketers will have a new resource – 844 numbers that they can use in the advertising campaigns, DirectTV commercials, informercials, out of home (OOH) advertising, and more…. Read more »