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 559 out of 1983

              Thanks for the opportunity and thanks for the great turnaround on the toll free number. Your site was easy to navigate, concise and true.

              You helped me get my toll free number quickly and easily and provided excellent follow through, as well. It was well worth the cost to me, to not have to rely on my current carrier. They're great at what they do, but not real good at getting vanity numbers.

              Bobby Jones
              Abstract Technologies, LLC

              Testimonial 634 out of 1983

              Thank you!!! I tried to register the same number with another company and they told me the number was not available. I got exactly what I was looking for from you.

              Tina DeCosta

              Testimonial 869 out of 1983

              Your service is perfect.I call you and you answer right away and give me all the information I need to get the best number for my business. You helped me secure 1-888-Xzorbit and I am going to use yor investigator service to hopefully aquire another 800 nomber for my business. I rerally like the follow up information regarding my sercured number that even includes a nice birth certificate of ownership. Great service! Thankyou very much!

              Terry McDaniel
              Xzorbit Fitness, Inc.

              Testimonial 380 out of 1983

              Thanks for setting me up with the 800 Watch! It's Wonderful.

              John Czaplinski
              Killer Marketing Systems, LLC

              Testimonial 1388 out of 1983

              I'm thrilled to say that we acquired 1-800-Time-Fox! I learned it was owned by Global Crossing so we contacted them to use the number. They said it was not in use so we were able to lease it. Two months of searching for the best name and we got it in less than an hour.

              We've since changed our incorporated name from Live411 to TimeFox and I've already received plenty of positive feedback. People like that it's easy to say and spell, is edgy and interesting, and conveys how we'll allow people to convert time into money. We're very happy with how things turned out.

              Thanks for all your help in this long search of ours. I don't think we could have gotten this without your help.

              Mark Goldenson

              Testimonial 252 out of 1983

              "Mr. Quimby provided prompt, attentive, and productive feedback and guidance. His recurring newsletter service directly resulted in our company finding a suitable number. Our success would not have been possible without Mr. Quimby's uncommon expertise and integrity of character."

              Alan Ying

              Testimonial 1068 out of 1983

              Couldn't ask for anything easier!!!!! Went onto the website...chose some numbers, signed up and had the numbers working in less than 1 hour. It would have taken me 2 days if I went with my current phone company. Wonderful experience.

              Chris Amos, IT
              Suncoast Roofers Supply

              Testimonial 403 out of 1983

              This is the second toll-free vanity number I've bought through Bill's valuable service. And like the first purchase, it too was prompt and trouble free. ... Thanks very much, Bill.

              Pat Daniels
              Sellers' Market Real Estate Brokerage

              Testimonial 587 out of 1983

              Thank you for your website! The information your site provides was instrumental in how I proceeded with my toll free number selection. I was frustrated with the toll free number process and minutes from just selecting any toll free number I could get. Thanks to the information you provided I was more careful in managing what I now see as a potential asset for my company. The delay also helped in that I was able to find a number that matched my company's slogan perfectly. I found my number using the service from your site and then locked in that number using your site as well.

              Peter Wallace
              888-Let ME Do It

              Testimonial 813 out of 1983

              Bill, I just want to say that I appreciate your service. Helping me navigate through the mire of 8** numbers to find just what I was looking for and then making it so easy to get that number was a wonderful thing.
              Without your service, I would still be looking...

              The after sales support was friendly and very responsive. I wish all my suppliers were so easy to deal with.

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