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Consumer Profiles: Everything You Need to Know

Do you know who your customers really are? Like their call patterns, purchase trends, satisfaction level, household income, or home value? Where do they tend to live? And, what time of day do they tend to call you?

You can answer all of these questions with consumer profiles from 800response. And in this post, we’ll cover all the benefits of this feature and how to use it to improve your marketing efforts.

When you get a toll-free number from 800response, you have access to our addresses and demographics report, which includes basic info on your callers, such as the caller’s name and mailing address…. Read more » 

800 vs. 888 Toll-Free Numbers – What’s the Difference?

If you’ve ever asked, what’s the difference between toll-free 800 vs. 888 numbers, you’re not alone. The short answer is nothing. It’s been proven that American consumers equate toll-free numbers in advertising with established, credible businesses, regardless of the toll-free prefix. But over the years, the stock of toll-free 800 numbers has grown smaller, making 888 numbers the next best toll-free number option for businesses…. Read more » 

Common Misperceptions About Vanity 800 Numbers

Are you hesitant to use vanity 800 numbers in your advertising because you think they are no longer relevant? Or do you think adding vanity numbers to your marketing mix is too much of an investment in time and money? If you answered yes to either question, you’re one of the many people who share common misperceptions about vanity 800 numbers.

But that’s okay, because we’re here to give you the inside scoop on using vanity numbers for your business. If you’re considering a toll-free or vanity 800 number for your advertising efforts, don’t let these common misperceptions deter you from reaping the benefits of vanity numbers…. Read more » 

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 » 

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 » 

What is the difference between 800, 877, and 888 Toll-free Numbers?

Last updated on June 22, 2022

The short answer is nothing. Numbers with 800, 877, and 888 prefixes are all free for the caller. The long answer is a bit more complicated, and it has to do with how businesses use these numbers in advertising and marketing.

Toll free numbers are an important marketing tool for any business looking to advertise their brand. Though they are “toll-free,” the business that owns the number must pay for both incoming and outgoing activity, meaning that it’s free to the customer…. Read more » 

855 Numbers: Are They Toll Free?

Toll-free 855 numbers have been available since 2010. And since the 855 toll free prefix was released, businesses in every industry have activated 855 numbers for their advertising campaigns.

Vanity numbers also use the 855 prefixes, which tend to get more advertising response. However, when the new toll free code was released, there was some confusion about whether 855 numbers were toll free.

This is understandable. Often, new area code releases accommodate the growing population of residential and commercial businesses that need a toll-free business phone number. The simple answer is yes, 855 numbers are toll free…. Read more »