Toll Free Numbers Set a National Presence for Your Business!
Businesses and organizations today rely on a number of tools in order to generate interest and convenience of being reached, and one of those telecom tools are toll free numbers. These numbers add value and interest to encourage customers to call for information about products and services and route calls with ease to anywhere in the country—giving a national presence to any business or organization.
Why should I get a toll free number?
Toll free numbers are great assets to businesses, organizations and even individuals. No matter what field you are in, a toll free number can become an indispensable way for people to easily reach you, your business or organization no matter where you are in the country. As opposed to local phone numbers, toll free numbers are often used to encourage customers to call because there are no toll or long distance charges to the caller. Instead of deterring callers by them having to pay long distance charges to reach you, a toll free number allows you to freely sell your products and services nationwide without this deterring concern to the customer. If you do business on a national scale or want to reach customers in both the U.S. and Canada with one number, you should consider getting a toll free number. Not all countries can call toll free numbers, so it’s best to also have a local number if you do business outside of the U.S. and Canada.
Why different kinds of toll free numbers are there?
Toll free numbers can begin with one of the following three-digit codes: 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 or 844. The Federal Communications Commission has designated these codes for toll free use, so any calls made to them will not incur any long distance charges to the caller. In other words, a toll free number allows a caller to reach a business and/or individual without them being charged for the call by their phone provider. The charge for using a toll free number is paid by the called party (the toll free subscriber) instead of the calling party. Although 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 and 844 are all toll free codes, they are not interchangeable. 1-800-555-1212 is not the same number as 1-888-555-1212. Calls to each toll free number are routed to a particular local telephone number.
How do toll free numbers work?
When you order a toll free number from Voicemail Office, your number can be set up and active within minutes! There is no long waiting period to get things going, and you can even choose your number! Your toll free number can be directed to any phone number, such as a work, home or office phone number. You also can send calls to voicemail and setup various prompt menus (press 1, 2, 3) and play different announcements for callers to listen to as well.
How do I get started?
Getting started is fast and easy! All you need to do is visit our Virtual Voicemail Office (VVO) service page to learn more about the packages we offer, then click on Sign Up Now. You will then be able to chose your toll free number from a list of available numbers, and after you complete the application, your number will be activated in minutes!
Some quick facts about toll free numbers:
One of the best parts about a toll free number is you own it! Once you buy a number, it is yours to keep. You aren’t tied down to any one provider so you can take your number wherever you go.
These numbers are very common now-a-days, so getting a toll free/800 number is easy. They’re also first come first serve so you may not be able to get your first choice. Thankfully, there are five toll free codes to choose from.
You’ll get access to great features like call forwarding, unlimited extensions and read your voicemail.
Tips for picking the perfect number:
Make it easy to remember
Avoid weird/unique spellings
Try and communicate what you do, or your business name
Frequently asked questions
Does my business need a toll free number?
You should have one if:
You sell products or services online.
Your phone number is a key part of your marketing campaigns.
You plan to expand or currently do business nationally.
How much does a toll free number cost?
Voicemail Office has different pricing points and plans depending on whether or not you need extensions and how many minutes you will need each month. Usually, within the first month or two you should have an idea of what flat rate pricing plan you will need. To view a list of all available toll free number plans, please visit our Virtual Voicemail Office (VVO) service page by clicking here.
We provide all the same features and functionality that a proper business phone system would provide. You can get 800 numbers, toll free numbers, vanity numbers, or even local phone numbers through us.
Voicemail Office is one of America's premier providers of voicemail and unified messaging services, offering local voicemail, 1-800 numbers, online fax numbers, Virtual PBX and other virtual voicemail services to businesses and organizations nationwide and abroad. Our services are virtually-hosted and require no equipment or software. Setup is fast & easy and voicemail numbers are activated immediately. Voicemail Office also offers custom voice mail solutions and provides voicemail to email and fax to email on all voice messaging systems.
Whether you are looking for a standalone local voicemail number, 1-800 number or fax number, you can order online and have your line ringing in minutes! If you still have questions, contact one of our friendly sales associates at 1-888-VOICEMAIL (864-2362).
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