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.
What does this mean? There are now six toll free codes, including the 844 prefix, which the FCC released in December 2013, along with SMS/800.
Toll Free Prefixes:
- 800; the first toll-free area code prefix, and the most coveted of all prefixes!
- 855; released in 2010.
- 844; that newest toll-free code, released in December 2013.