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

            Allstream
            Bell Canada
            Sprint Canada
            Navigata
            Telus
            Primus
            Communication Solutions
            Telcan
            Unlimitel
            Les.net
            Rogers.com
            Fido
            VoiceMailTel.com
            my1voice.com
            Videotron
            KMTS
            MTS
            Bell Aliant
            NorthwesTel
            NorthernTel
            TBAYtel
            EasyTel Canada

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              Random Testimonials

              Testimonial 173 out of 1983

              Just a short note to say thank you for your site. It is the easiest I've ever experienced. I have tried other companies who say they can find an 800 number for you and want to charge an arm and a leg! Your site helped me find the right number in a few minutes affordably. You also sent me a reminder concerning switching the phone numbers over, which I forgot to do.
              Again thank you and I look forward to using your service again and again!

              Tim McNutt, President,
              New Hope Financial Group, LLC



              Testimonial 1287 out of 1983

              Bill - Thanks to your service I've just acquired the tfn 1-888-DUMPSMART. Many thanks and keep up the good work.

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              1-888-DUMPSMART
              DumpSmart.com



              Testimonial 399 out of 1983

              The 800 number lookup database is wonderful. It is the most helpful thing I have seen for trying to obtain a toll-free 'vanity' number. This beats dealing with the phone companies by a mile.

              Doug Shobe
              Miller & Long Co., Inc.



              Testimonial 1082 out of 1983

              We needed a vanity number for our new WOW! advertising campaign and wow, this site delivered! Within a few minutes we got our 888-4-THE-WOW number working.

              Thanks!
              Bob Buchan, President
              Granite Transformations



              Testimonial 30 out of 1983

              You had tremendously fast service and great prices. You called within 30 minutes and in 10 minutes found a great number and even had it working. Thanks for your expertise and providing such a great service!

              Bob Musser
              Auction Inn CEO
              (888-TO-THE-INN)



              Testimonial 622 out of 1983

              After a lot of reseach, I have ended up using tollfreenumbers.com. No site comes close. The information thats available and the search for toll free numbers on this site is very helpful. There is no other site that comes close. I will be doing more buisness with you in the future and I would also like to that you for all your help.

              Fred Maconi, Owner
              GoingTankless



              Testimonial 551 out of 1983

              Your site is an excellent Internet resource. I've never seen anything like it. I own about a dozen 800 numbers, but not until I discovered your site was I able to pick the numbers I really wanted and get a good idea of all the options really available to me. In the past,some disinterested person would offer me 4 or 5 numbers to choose from and tell me that's what was available. Now I know better ... and I'm going to trade-in some of those old potluck numbers for ones I really like. Keep up the good work.

              David Lewis



              Testimonial 1037 out of 1983

              Hey bill I just want to thank you again. I already reffered a couple of people to your site. I know i can get money for it but i'm not doing it for that i doing it because I think you can help them.

              Thanks

              Chris
              www.inspecproperty.com



              Testimonial 861 out of 1983

              It's great to know that the man behind the website actually answers all his email personally...and very promptly as well. Spectacular service combined with Bill's knowledge makes for a superb customer experience.

              Michael Murphy



              Testimonial 455 out of 1983

              The free 15 day reservation was great, allowing me to get the number I wanted while having a little bit of time to think things over, and the activation of $50 was unbeatable. I have had a positive experience and really appreciated the honesty; one of the tips gave a situation in which people may not benefit from a vanity toll free number. It is rare to find such honesty on the web today; most sites will try to sell you things that you don't need. With the advances in VoIP technology, toll free numbers are a cost effective tool for businesses, and vanity numbers make YOUR number easy to remember.

              Thanks,
              Bryce Despain