How to get a Toll Free Number
Toll-free numbers are telephone numbers that are built in a specific country and allow users in that country to call the number for free. They have distinct area codes that make them easier to recognise, and the recipient pays for the call to be routed to the location of the caller. However, when dialling these numbers from another country, you will be charged international rates.
Why should I get a toll-free number?
There are many reasons why you should consider getting an international toll-free number, if you haven’t already. Here we look at just a few of them:
- Ensure professionalism
Having a toll-free number enables you to keep your business and personal affairs separate. When a business call comes in, you know it’s strictly business and, you can professionally answer the phone. You can also set up a system where your teammates share responsibility for the calls coming into that number.
- Make your business more accessible
Such numbers are great for encouraging new and existing customers to reach out to your business directly – as not everyone has an unlimited long-distance calling plan. By offering a toll-free number for customer service, you remove any barriers that could prevent clients from reaching you and, the best thing is, it won’t cost them a penny.
- Make your business look bigger and more established
Toll-free numbers, paired with business phone plans, add legitimacy to your company by giving the impression that you’re more than just a start-up business. They show that you operate in various locations – making your products and services more appealing to customers nationwide.
So, if you’re an entrepreneur wanting to expand your base quickly, read on to find out how you can get a toll-free number today and make your business look a little bigger in your prospects’ eyes.
How can I get a toll-free phone number?
Getting a toll-free number should be fairly straightforward in 2020, but the problem is, they’ve been around for so long, many providers assume that people already know what to do and how to get one.
Toll-free numbers are assigned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In the past, they were used by large businesses only. However, thanks to their affordable price, they have soared in popularity amongst small business owners too.
Although you can’t buy one of these numbers from the FCC, there are hundreds of toll-free number service providers out there (including us at G Tele!) who reserve the number on your behalf and provide you with the core calling and messaging service.
Each service will vary depending on how the provider allows you to use the number. For example, if you’re a business owner and want a toll-free number so you can communicate with your customers and potential customers, then you’d be looking for a toll-free service that comes with both calls and texts included. You’ll want to have a professional voicemail greeting on your business phone number too. Rest assured, here at G-Tele, we don’t only specialise in international toll-free numbers, we can help with professional voice-overs as well.
For some countries, a letter of intent will be required to confirm what you’ll be using the number for. You must supply this on letter-headed paper (not the back of a receipt!). As well as this, you will need to provide proof of address in the form of a company utility bill.
Why choose G Tele for toll-free phone numbers?
Having provided international telephone numbers to thousands of customers across the globe, and with more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, we like to think we’re good at what we do, here at G Tele.
Our toll-free numbers are available in more than 132 countries and start from as little as £5 a month. We don’t believe in tying you into lengthy contracts and offer all of our numbers for 1 month or 12 months – depending on the country.
If you have any questions regarding our toll-free numbers, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can either submit an enquiry using our handy contact form or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll get back to you. Alternatively, if you’d prefer to speak to a member of the team and discuss your requirements in further detail, this too is no issue for us and, we will be more than happy to chat to you over the telephone. See the telephone numbers at the top of the page or click ‘contact’.