3 Things You Should Know About Buying Vanity Numbers
1. Local vanity numbers are nearly impossible to get.
The reason local vanity numbers are hard to get it because unlike toll free numbers, local numbers are not housed in a central national database. Instead, they are distributed to North American phone companies in batches. Toll free numbers, however, are housed in one centralized national toll free number directory (managed by the FCC sanctioned organization called: Somos) and because all available toll free numbers are all in one database, phone companies can build search tools that allow customers to search for vanity numbers right from their check out page – like UniTel Voice does.
2. Vanity 800 numbers are hard to find but not impossible.
The reason vanity 800 numbers are hard to find is simple. They have been around since the 1960s. So almost all the good ones have already been snapped up by companies. You’ll have the most look with newer toll free numbers like 855, 844 and 833 numbers because there are more available in the spear pool of numbers.
3. Some phone companies sale vanity phone numbers while others rent them.
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