Who we are and what we do

We’re not replacing your phone company or providing the ongoing service. We just have better resources for helping customers find good numbers than any other phone company, but we don’t use this to lock you into our service like regular phone companies. We simply help you find and get the best possible toll free number and then we allow you to transfer it to whatever phone company you want. We activate numbers faster than regular phone companies and give you better proof of ownership than regular phone companies. We can’t provide the free temporary service to make it work right away but we help you transfer it to whatever company you want. (See About Us for more about our organization and services)

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    Search for a good toll free number

    Whether you’re in the US or Canada, the first thing you need to do is find a good number, which can be a little bit of a chore, even using our unique tools. We have a lot of information about this process including a whole Search Section of our website, and two different look up tools. The Instant 800 Lookup lets you check specific numbers and the Keyword Search is kind of like a search engine that can find all of the possible numbers related to the words and phrases related to your business or project (keywords).

    Most visitors start with the Instant 800 Lookup because they come with particular numbers in mind. Unfortunately those are often the most obvious and generic numbers and the least likely to be available though. After you’ve tried a few queries in the Instant 800 Lookup, make sure you use the Keyword Search that does all of the research and sends you an email with the lists of disconnected and available numbers too. That’s an amazing tool and can make it much easier to find better numbers.

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      Activate your 1-800 number through the website

      When you find a number that says “Currently Available” we can activate it for you for only a one time “search” fee of $49. You can do the activation like the searching right online. If you were referred to us by anyone and they gave you a discount or referral code, enter that before filling out the order form. We will activate the number and send you our toll free manual, which includes your Toll Free Birth Certificate™ (your proof of ownership) along with an explanation of the transfer process.

      We can also help you find and get Premium 800 numbers as well as Disconnected Numbers that you can backorder to get as soon as they become available. These take more time and effort so they have a higher search fee, but they are usually better numbers and can be transferred to whatever company you want for the ongoing service.

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        Transfer your 800 number to a Canadian phone company

        It’s pretty simple to transfer your toll free number to whatever phone company you want whether they’re in the US or Canada. Ask them for an 800 transfer form, the technical name is a Responsible Organization Change Form (you’re ultimately just changing the organization responsible for the toll free number, right?). It may be abbreviated as Resporg Form or Resporg Change Form, or some places may call it an LOA (short for Letter of Authorization, or agency).

        All you need to do is fill their form out and fax it back to them with your Toll Free Birth Certificate™ (from page 2 of the toll free manual which we email you after activation). That’ll give them the information so they know where to send the calls and who to bill for it and then they’ll forward the request to us to release it. Most Canadian carriers generally take about a week or two to process them, although it’s not unusual for representatives to tell you it takes quite a bit longer just to give themselves plenty of extra time.

        After it’s entered into their system, they’ll forward the request to us when they’re ready for us to release it to them. You don’t need to fax or send it to us because we can’t release it until the carrier requests it because unless they’re ready and it’s connected to your account, it won’t be set up and could be at risk of being given to someone else. If you have a question as to whether it’s been released the easiest way to check is just to drop us an email. That way we can check it and if necessary forward your request into the carrier if necessary. We make it a priority to release numbers much faster and more efficiently than anyone else.

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          What’s different about Canadian Numbers?

          The only difference is that we can’t provide the free temporary service for customers in Canada. There really isn’t any other major difference. The default coverage area for most toll free numbers in the US is usually the 48 states, so Canadians can’t just dial numbers to see if they’re actively used. On the other hand many Canadian 800 numbers aren’t accessible from the US either. That’s why we label the Canadian Resporgs in the Instant 800 Lookup.

          See also Canadian toll free services

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            Canadian toll free carriers

            We’re going to put together more research and information on the provider options, but I wanted to get a list of Canadian carriers out to start with. This isn’t a comprehensive list but includes the major resporgs, and a couple smaller companies I’ve sent people to. If you have any other suggestions please feel free to post them below. Some of these are new and we haven’t finished our directory which will show additional information about them yet. But we’re working on it

            Bell Canada
            Sprint Canada
            Communication Solutions
            Bell Aliant
            EasyTel Canada

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              Random Testimonials

              Testimonial 472 out of 1983

              You are INCREDIBLE!!!! I did my search just like your site directed me to and Bam!!!! There it was! the 800 number I was looking for. And then to make things even more incredible I activated the number as your site directed me to and within minutes of doing so the number was ringing at the number I pointed it to. Thank you again for all your help. I know I'm going to make a ton of money with this number thanks to your INCREDIBLE SERVICE!!!!

              Leon Prete
              Director of Laser Training
              Laser Centers of Connecticut

              Testimonial 1716 out of 1983


              I just want to thank you for helping me get two fantastic 877 numbers.

              I am a manufacturers representative company selling commercial and industrial HVAC equipment (replacement commercial A/C coils) + other products and services. When I found your site and began searching for an 800 number - I was looking for a particular number that I wanted for my company. Your search engine quickly determined that all of the different #8 beginning area code numbers were taken.

              When I ran into this snag I called your company for help and immediately got through. Amazingly I got you personally on the phone! All I can say is WOW what customer service! My products are technical in nature and I always take pride in personal communication with my customers. When I am the customer I like to get the same service. This level of service has been lost in many US companies. You usually end up getting someone in another country. Not with you. I appreciate all your help and advise.

              Well after some coaching you put me on the correct path. I ended up finding a great 877# that works perfectly for my business 877-OEM-COIL. It took several searches before the idea came to me to search for this number. I simply followed your advise of "... don't give up". Because of this new number and the ease of obtaining it - this caused me to think of other areas of my business and my future plans to expand and break off certain product lines that I have to create other companies as web based businesses all under the umbrella of my main business. I went back and searched again and found another number 877-EZ-FILTER for my A/C filter line. I followed your advise on your main page that you are the "GO DADDY" web site for #800 numbers and I ended up purchasing two numbers form you and two brand new .com web sites that match for future expansion of my business!

              Jason Turner
              877-OEM-COIL to match www.oemcoil.com and
              877-EZ-FILTER to match www.ezfilterstore.com

              Testimonial 338 out of 1983

              WOW!!!Quick and complete.
              Dang, you are good. You helped me think in different directions, consider options.
              Love it.
              Will use your service again.

              Mike Ashland

              Testimonial 1091 out of 1983

              I am amazed the quick response I have received from you and your company. It took you less than 3 minutes to activate my new number. Thank you so much, now we can add the number to our advertising campaign.

              Andrew Copertino (Det. Ret.), President
              South Shore Investigations Inc.

              Testimonial 1470 out of 1983

              Thanks for the swift service. You're #1

              Larry Winocoor

              Testimonial 1680 out of 1983

              I really appreciate your customer service. You just saved the Seattle Art of Living from a big embarrassment and possible loss of hundreds of ticket sales. Your whole process was superb.

              1. You sent us a reminder email to call our toll-free number and make sure it was working (it was not-PNG had not processed it properly).
              2. You ANSWERED YOUR PHONE on a holiday weekend and RE-CONNECTED our service. (Wow!)
              3. You sent an email to the right person at PNG to get our problem solved more quickly.
              4. You just went out of your way to give super-great customer service.

              Our big event with Art of Living Founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is in just 5 days--and we have bus ads running all over town with our 1-888-MY ARTOFLIVING phone number on it!The art of living course for practical wisdom and peace of mind

              Thank you for fixing this as quick as you could and being an all-around great guy.

              Happy 4th of July!
              Lisa Longnecker
              The ArtOfLiving.org

              Testimonial 1215 out of 1983

              Thanks Bill! I appreciate your help. You made it very easy and I'm looking forward to work with you again in the future.

              Paul Van den bossche
              Cethial Media Group Network

              Testimonial 799 out of 1983

              You did a really great service and I believe is important for people to know about good service.

              David Pelikan

              Testimonial 1064 out of 1983

              Honestly, my experience with your company was great. Your web site was very user friendly and the cost was reasonable. I had browsed to a couple other web sites and they were more expensive and wanted to sell me things I didn't need. I was able to find a catchy 866 number with your search quickly, then I bought it and it was working immediately. As a Mortgage Broker in California getting this number (866) 936-FUND will help my advertising and get more name recognition.

              Thanks for your help.
              Jon Strauss

              Testimonial 1537 out of 1983

              Thanks for helping us find the perfect numbers, 877-Pest Advice and 888-Pest Advice. What perfect numbers for a Do-it-Yourself Pest control site that offers free professional advice! We have been very happy with the results. And thanks for keeping us updated with new possible vanity numbers. I read through the list every time I get it.800 numbers for Do-it-Yourself Pest Control Products

              Thanks so much!

              Thomas B.