Toll Free Forwarding
Information on Toll Free Forwarding
Toll free forwarding refers to a toll free phone call being forwarded to a traditional phone line, allowing someone to receive both direct calls and forwarded toll free calls on the
same phone. Toll free numbers can be identified by their prefix (area code), which is usually either 800, 888, 877, or 866. Toll free forwarding service takes a call to a number with this prefix and
forwards it to a local phone number specified by the person receiving the call.
If you already have a toll free number and wish to switch service providers, you can do so and still keep the same toll free number. This is actually an FCC requirement that you have the ability to keep
your same number when switching providers. Getting a new number is different. You can choose your number to an extent. If a toll free number is already taken, obviously you cannot have that one; toll
free numbers are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Choosing a number for toll free forwarding is something to think about. If the toll free forwarding number is for business purposes, it is helpful to have what is known as a "vanity number" that relates
to your business model. A vanity number is a number that spells out a word or phrase. This makes the number easy to remember and clues people in to what your business is about. If you want a vanity
number for toll free forwarding, you should come up with several options in case your first choice is already in use by someone else. If you would like to know if a specific number is available for toll
free forwarding, you can contact UWT to find out if you can acquire that number.
Toll free forwarding is a very popular way to receive calls. Start growing your business by using toll free forwarding and watch the money come in.