What's the 411 on toll-free numbers?
If Business Lesson Number One is to make the sale as easy as possible for your customers, a toll-free number helps you do just that. Customers can ring you up whether they're calling from a pay phone or from out of state without having to dig around for change or worry about their long-distance bills.
If you want to get an 800 number today, though, expect slim pickings--you're down to about 2,000 numbers to choose from. To help the situation, the dwindling supply of toll-free numbers was restocked in 1996 with the introduction of the 888 prefix.
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