How do 800 Toll-Free Numbers work?
Toll-free numbers are numbers that begin with one of the following three-digit codes: 800, 888, 877, 866, 855, 844 or 833. Toll-free numbers allow callers to reach businesses and or individuals without being charged for the call, the business can be located globally. The charge for using a toll-free number is paid by the called party (the toll-free subscriber / Business owner) instead of the calling party. Toll-free numbers can be forwarded directly to your business or personal telephone number in any country on any device/phone using 800.com.
Toll-Free numbers are very common and have proven successful for businesses, particularly in the areas of customer service and telemarketing. Toll-free service provides potential customers and others with a “free” and convenient way to contact businesses. U.S. consumers are seven times more likely to call a Toll-Free number than a traditional local number when doing business with an out-of-state business and US consumers have a higher sense of confidence when a business has a Toll-Free number.
Toll-free numbers are also increasingly popular for personal use. For example, parents can obtain toll-free numbers to give to a young adult who is away at college, allowing that young adult to call home anytime without having to make a collect call or pay for the call in addition to posting ADs on sites such as www.ebay.com, www.amazon.com, or http://www.craigslist.org sites.