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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 » 

The Future of Toll-Free Vanity Numbers

As a business owner, have you ever contemplated the historical path of toll-free numbers?  Probably not, who would – it’s a marketing and business tool that has been around since the 1960’s, and one that we all take for granted at this point in the evolution of business.

But, without toll-free numbers, where would we be?

We wouldn’t have call centers and contact centers.  We wouldn’t have amazing customer service stories the likes of what we hear from Amazon or Zappos.  Those success stories would be hard to replicate over Twitter or Facebook, business tools that are inherently impersonal since the entire interaction is with a computer, not a person…. Read more »