The 855 Prefix
The next set of toll free numbers slated for release is the 855 prefix. When this prefix is made available, roughly 7.7 million new toll free numbers will be open for reservation on a largely first-come, first-serve basis. Many competitive vanity number spellings that have not been available for years will be all-at-once in abundance to whomever can stake a claim on them.
That said, the release of the 855 prefix has been postponed repeatedly since the year 2000. FreedomVoice continually keeps an eye on any development in the expansion of toll free numbers and will be actively working to acquire 855 numbers at our customers’ request when they are inevitably released.
Don’t Be Fooled
Nobody but the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) can decide when the 855 prefix will be released. They constantly monitor how quickly toll free numbers are being used up versus how quickly old numbers are being released back into the pool of available numbers, and have used this information to repeatedly delay the release of this prefix.
The FCC has also not allowed any provider to place any kind of reservation on these numbers at this time. Beware any provider of toll free numbers that tells you they can secure a specific 855 number for your business – especially if they want to charge you a fee to do so.