Why should small businesses get toll free 800 numbers?
Whether you’re a Fortune 500 company or a home-based business toll free 800 numbers add an element of credibility to your business. After all, there is a reason why almost every Fortune 500 company still uses a toll free 1-800 phone number today. The reason is 1800 number portability.
What is toll free number portability and why is it important?
The FCC regulates toll free numbers differently than local area code numbers. Toll free 800 numbers with the prefix 800, 855, 866, 877, or 888 have guaranteed number portability. This means businesses truly own their toll free numbers and can port them or transfer them to any toll free service provider they wish to. Because of toll free number portability rules, no phone company can lock you in by holding on to your business’s phone number.