As part of V1 VoIP’s carrier services, we offer toll free 800 numbers. These numbers are popular for businesses, residential homes, and can make resellers money by offering them to clients. Here, V1 VoIP explains what toll free 800 numbers are and how they can make you money.
Toll free 800 telephone numbers (also including 866, 877 and 888 numbers) allow callers to reach you or your business at no expense to them. Instead, the number owner incurs the charges. There are a variety of benefits to having an 800 number.
An 800 toll free number acts as an intermediary between the caller and the recipient. A new phone line is not needed in order to use an 800 toll free number as all incoming calls can be forwarded to your already existing local line. The only difference between a local and 800 number is that when calling from an 800 number, the caller incurs no charges. The recipient can set the 800 number to be instantly forwarded to a landline, fax machine or even a cell phone. No new hardware needs to be installed to access a toll free phone number either.
800 numbers were the first toll free numbers but the demand for such numbers exceeded supply, so companies began issuing toll free numbers with 888, 877 and 866 prefixes. They all function the same; but currently it is more difficult to get an 800 number than one of the other prefixes.
Obtaining a vanity number for you, or your business, can help improve the visibility and image of your company. Most 800 service providers offer an option for obtaining a personalized vanity number for a low one-time fee. Vanity numbers are sometimes helpful to get people to remember your number. A few 800 number providers even include a vanity number at no extra cost when you sign up for one of their plans!
Do you need 800 toll free numbers to offer your clients? Contact V1 VoIP today and we will get you the numbers you need.