VoIP Innovations is Now Accepting Requests for the New Toll-Free Area Code

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Due to the popular demand of Toll-Free numbers, the FCC will introduce 844 as the newest area code on Saturday, December 7.

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Starting on Saturday, December 7, everyone will have the opportunity to select 844 as their new Toll-Free area code. Currently the Toll-Free area codes available to the public are 800, 888, 877, 866 and 855, but due to the popularity of using vanity numbers, the FCC has introduced the 844 code to the mix.

The attractiveness of vanity Toll-Free numbers is a direct result of being able to create a memorable phone number for a business. An example of what a vanity number might look like is 1-844-VOIPLUV. Using a number like this makes it easy for customers to remember and ultimately makes a business look better from a promotional standpoint.

VoIP Innovations has begun taking requests for vanity Toll-Free numbers in their BackOffice, Titanium III. If a customer is interested in making a request for an 844 number, they should go into the Order Local/Toll-Free DIDs menu and do a Vanity Search for their desired number. The deadline for making Toll-Free requests is 12pm EST on Friday, December 6. Any requests made after this deadline will be handled during regular business hours starting on Monday, December 9 and in the order they were received.

All customers should be advised that by making this request they are not guaranteed to get the number they want. The addition of the 844 area code will be available worldwide and is on a first-come, first-served basis. VoIP Innovations understands that having a vanity Toll-Free number is important for customers and their businesses, and that is why they are allowing for early reservations.

Toll-Free numbers were established as a way to cut the costs from the customer and put it on the business. The 800 area code was introduced during the late 1960s and since then have been rapidly growing more popular. According to TollFreeNumbers.com, when Toll-Free numbers became truly portable, they gave users more control of the service and ramped up the value. Since the Toll-Free craze is expected to have continued growth, 833 and 822 have already been reserved as the next set of area codes.

VoIP Innovations is an Inc. 5000 company that specializes in providing the largest DID and termination VoIP footprints in North America. Their network includes over 500,000 DIDs in stock in over 8,500 rate centers in the US and Canada. Recently, VoIP Innovations expanded their footprint to include DIDs in over 60 countries and now offers A-Z termination. VoIP Innovations is owned by ABG Capital and is based in Pittsburgh, PA. To learn more, please visit the VoIP Innovations Blog.

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