Vanity Toll Free Numbers

Vanity toll free numbers are specialized those with specialized spellings using a phone’s keypad, like 800-555-BIKE.

Sprint’s New ‘StarStar Me’ is a Miss

Sprint’s New ‘StarStar Me’ is a Miss

Sprint’s new mobile-to-mobile vanity service doesn’t cut it for business owners but gives creepy speed daters a new tool to up their creepiness factor.

Sprint recently announced a new service for their mobile phones called StarStar Me. It’s basically a vanity call forwarding service to your existing Sprint cell phone number. As you know, we provide toll free vanity numbers so it piqued our interest. After further review, we think Sprint has missed the mark with their mobile vanity experiment. The way it works is the user pays monthly for a vanity word/phrase after two star symbols, e.g., **MATT.

Here’s why we think you can do better:
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Referral Promotion Winner Announced: Who’s Going to Hawaii?

Referral Promotion Winner Announced: Who’s Going to Hawaii?

And the winner is…

At FreedomVoice, we continuously reward our customers for referrals through our Refer-A-Friend program. Normally we reward our customers with a free month of service for each friend they refer. Recently, however, we upped the stakes by rewarding one lucky referrer with a free 5-day trip to Hawaii for two, including accommodations and airfare at the amazing Hilton Waikoloa Village.

Many happy customers were referred, and we’re pleased to announce the winner of our contest today:

Lauren Perreault of Fabulous South Bay!

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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 time is running out to make the most out of this opportunity for your business. Why? Because the availability of high-quality 855 numbers is about to take a nose-dive…

855 Number Well Drying Up

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 numbers to champion your brand:  the 855 toll free prefix.

Explore the Strange New World of 855 Numbers

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 – but these weren’t tips, they were siren songs, mirages in the desert, challenges to your sanity.

So I thought I’d do my best to turn these tips on their head, and in the process leave you some practical tips about securing a great vanity toll free number for your business.

Get Creative with Vanity Toll Free Numbers

Toll Free Numbers Are Forever

Toll Free Numbers Are Forever

You’ve heard it said about diamonds – but did you know that toll free numbers are “forever”? That is to say, you can keep a good, dependable toll free number for life.

When you secure a toll free number through a service provider, you have certain protections afforded to you by the FCC that help you keep that number in the event you change service providers, or even change businesses. Today we’ll cover that protection, some pitfalls to watch out for, and how to go about changing providers should the need arise.

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Toll Free Number Tricks: Vanity Overdial

Toll Free Number Tricks: Vanity Overdial

I recently went over how to use vanity toll free numbers to help build your brand. In that post, I mentioned one of the trickiest parts of wielding a vanity number is finding it in the first place. The pool of available toll free numbers on the national database is limited, and many businesses before you have had a chance to comb through looking for their prized pick.

But all is not lost. Today I’ll cover one of the lesser-explored ways around available number limitations: the vanity overdial. Businesses such as 1800MATTRESS (1-800-MAT-TRES[S]) and 1800 CONTACTS (1-800-CON-TACT[S]) have been using vanity number overdial for years with great success. By stretching your vanity toll free number one or two letters over the edge, you can get your hands on coveted, high-value vanity spellings that are otherwise unavailable.

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