Nick Gowdy

I'm the Online Marketing Manager at FreedomVoice. For questions, comments, opportunities, or even just to chat when you have a slow Friday afternoon, you can reach me at: nick@freedomvoice.com 1-800-477 ext. 827

5 Memorable Moments from Films Featuring Phones

Some of the best moments from popular movies in recent decades are scenes that revolve around a phone or a particularly important phone call. It’s not hard to see why: phone conversations are a window into otherwise private communication, full of secrets, threats, jokes, confessions, and more. Even the phones themselves can represent authority, power, [...]

The Mad Dash for 855 Numbers

The Mad Dash for 855 Numbers

A short while ago, we announced that 855 numbers had been released. Getting a new toll free number prefix, to our industry, is like the emergence of a revolutionary new product. All at once, there’s a rich surge of demand for this previously unavailable good — in this case, amazing vanity toll free spellings. But [...]

Be an 855 Number Pioneer

Be an 855 Number Pioneer

Well, it’s about time. Way back in the Year 2000, the FCC released the 866 toll free number prefix in order to ease the burden on 888, 877, and 800 numbers. Ten years later, with high quality vanity spellings a rare commodity, the FCC finally has stepped up and unleashed a whole new batch of [...]

Vanity Toll Free Numbers: Creativity Trumps Wishful Thinking

Vanity Toll Free Numbers: Creativity Trumps Wishful Thinking

I read an article this morning entitled, “Tips for Picking a Great Toll Free Vanity Number“. Unfortunately, instead of listing realistic advice, the author chose to count down a handful of ways to make business owners rip out their hair searching again and again for unrealistic vanity 800 numbers. I don’t mean to sound pessimistic [...]

5 Reasons Your Home-Based Business Needs an 800 Number

5 Reasons Your Home-Based Business Needs an 800 Number

Running a business out of your home is no simple task. If you’re to have any success as a home-based entrepreneur, you must first learn to manage your time, balance your home and work lives, and maintain some semblance of health and hygiene. But beyond your napping “sleeping” habits and your personal preference to shower/shave/get [...]

Toll Free Number Tricks: Custom Hold Music

Toll Free Number Tricks: Custom Hold Music

FreedomVoice local and toll free numbers are all about flexibility – it’s one of the many things that set us apart from the competition. Instead of a one-size-fits-some solution, we offer a wide array of features, and the availability of open-ended system customization so that you can have your service fit your needs. One of [...]

Toll Free 800 Numbers: Instant Professional Image

Toll Free 800 Numbers: Instant Professional Image

Whether you’re just starting a new business or looking to expand your growing business, figuring out how to get a toll free number of your own can be a bit of a mystery. But getting your business set up with a toll free 800 number is easier than you might think, and can help you [...]

Earth Day: How Can Telecommuting Help?

Earth Day: How Can Telecommuting Help?

On the eve of the 41st Earth Day, I’m going to invoke the big ‘T’:  telecommuting. The benefits of telecommuting have never been more important to the health of the Earth. Each year, more cars hit the roads in long commutes, increasing energy consumption and putting out more and more pollution. For decades, leaders in [...]

Improving Your Small Business Website: Page Speed

Improving Your Small Business Website: Page Speed

Recently, Google announced that a website’s speed (how fast your webpages load in a visitor’s browser) is now to be a ranking factor in determining how well a website ranks on their search engine. If your pages load very slow, you may have a harder time getting your website to rank for your targeted terms. [...]

Alabama Gets Toll Free Number for the 2010 Census

Alabama Gets Toll Free Number for the 2010 Census

The Census Bureau has been heavily promoting this year’s 2010 Census, securing ads in the Super Bowl and combatting both “Big Brother” fears and general apathy by trying to get across that the census is easy to complete and a necessity for local governments to get accurate funding. But recently, some counties in Alabama have begun reporting their residents [...]

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