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The Versatility of Vanity Toll Free Numbers
Toll free numbers, as we know are a fixture in the corporate sector. It carries a 50 year old
history at it's back that is several lifetimes ago in the telecommunication world.
Did you know? The very first 'automated collect call' number was introduced by AT&T in 1967.
It's very wrong on our part to think that toll free numbers are out dated. That they are old and it's
no big deal to make unlimited calls. Yes, you can be forgiven to think so ill about toll free number
plans. However, that's how it all began communicating from one country to another at cheap
prices and most importantly, connecting with all!
Also read: Why do Small Businesses Need to Adapt to Small Business VoIP?
Those '1800' numbers are still huge businesses and are regarded as extremely valuable assets to
those who make use and deal with them every day!
Here's a question for you does your company require a toll free VoIP plan? If so, how much
does it cost? What are it's benefits? Most importantly, what's the best way to get one?
It always makes more sense to know how toll free numbers work, how they've changed in recent
times and their benefits before you plunge into anything more complicated.
The history of the toll free number (1800) is extremely fascinating but, all you need to know is
that they do not come free of cost. The original set up was that it was a courtesy to customers
as they would make expensive long distance calls. With this business, the call started playing the
charges, not the caller! Back then, when this idea was fascinated, the toll free rates were
extortionate, a lot more high than regular calls. Which is why, toll free number plans were used by
big businesses who were capable of handling the expenses monthly. Later, came Bezerk, the
company which made toll free numbers accessible to a wide range of businesses.
Post this, came vanity numbers wherein, the numbers were too easy for the public to remember
1800 Burgers anyone?
Toll free number VoIP service plans in India and several other countries were introduced to just
one service provider once you left it, you had to leave the number behind as well.
In the year 1933, the FCC passed a rule that all 1800 or toll free numbers must be portable.
With so many positive developments, toll free numbers in USA, etc. became popular and FCC
reserved more prefix numbers from 822 888.
Why toll free numbers?
They're very professional.
Getting your brand's toll free number definitely legitimized you in the business but, it gives you
national presence as well. Toll free number plans help businesses grow on a national and
international level which is what each business needs!
An exceptional marketing tool.
The moment you print your toll free number on your marketing materials, it's extremely busy to
get your customers or potential leads! They can call you from anywhere and psychologically
speaking, 1800 number is still very powerful. They assume it to be a free calling number and call
without thinking twice.
Vanity numbers easy to remember but, difficult to forget! A survey found that 84% individuals
remembered a billboard toll free number in a span of a few seconds, 72% heard it over the
radio and so on.
With multiple toll free numbers, you can text your marketing campaigns better. Each number
takes care of each campaign, determining the success of each of them.
Toll free number plans are an island of familiarity in the world of mobile phones!
Dramatic but, true a 1800 number centralizes things no matter what your location is or, how
scattered your mobile workforce may be. One contact number and, all will reach you no matter
where you go, what you do. Most importantly, you don't even have to change your business cards
all the time as the number is the same!
TollFree: 1800 11 2583