Are 855 Phone Numbers Toll-Free?
In most cases, an 855 toll-free number is a toll-free call from anywhere in North America. The 855 prefix was introduced in 2010 to meet rising demand for toll-free services and to allow businesses greater freedom in choosing vanity or customized numbers.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Toll-Free Number?
The obvious advantage to having an 855 phone number is that your customers can call you from anywhere without having to worry about incurring long-distance charges. However, 855 toll-free numbers have additional benefits, chief among them the extra legitimacy a toll-free number offers. A toll-free number can make a small or home-based business seem larger and more established than it is, which inspires customer confidence that can lead to increased sales.
How Can I Use an 855 Phone Number?
855 toll-free numbers are used the same way as an 800, 888 or any other toll-free 8XX number. An 855 number makes an excellent central point of contact for your business — particularly when paired with an auto attendant or virtual PBX answering service. 855 phone numbers to expand into new territories. The lack of a location-specific area code is often beneficial when courting out-of-town business or contracts.
How Do I Pick the Right Phone Number?
An 855 phone number can be an important marketing tool. Choose one that is memorable and easily identifiable with your business. Vanity 855 numbers can be a specific word or phrase, a number/letter hybrid or a recognizable string of numbers. To prevent confusion with 800 and other toll-free numbers, avoid the use of too-obvious names (for example, 855-FLOWERS) unless there is no established competition in your area.
Remember, your 855 number will be a key point of contact for customers. Make sure whatever number you choose plays a strategic role in your business’s marketing plan.
How Much Does an 855 Number Cost?
AccessDirect can provide you with a 1-855 number as part of a complete hosted phone package for each customer we work with. For pricing information or assistance putting together a package that’s tailored to your needs, contact our service department.