How To Setup an 800 or Toll-Free Number

How To Setup an 800 or Toll-Free Number

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How to Setup an 800 or Toll-Free Number

Owning a toll-free 800 number is easier and cheaper than you think. Did you know that....

  • Toll-Free numbers can integrate with your existing phone lines
  • Allow you to route calls anywhere in the world
  • Can provide you with Voicemail and Internet Fax Service
  • Require no equipment
  • Cost as little as $4.95 per month
  • Have per minute rates as cheap as 2.9¢
  • Can be created and working within minutes

I will walk you through the entire process and even give you a list of toll-free companies to choose from. If you're unsure of any terms I use on the site, you can check out the glossary or email me for additional help!

The steps for setting up a toll-free number are...

  1. Determine your Toll-Free and Virtual PBX Needs
  2. Research Toll-Free Virtual PBX Providers
  3. Purchase the Toll-Free Plan

Background Information...

Before we begin finding you the perfect toll-free plan I want to give you a little background on the toll-free landscape so you'll know what we're working towards.

First, this site is provided to help people find out more about toll-free plans, how they work and which are the best companies for your specific needs. I do not own a toll-free phone company and all the information on this website is provided to you at no cost. The reviews of all toll-free companies have been completed by me and have not been influenced by any outside sources. You get my honest opinion!

Second, I cannot review all toll-free plans; HOWEVER, I have reviewed all of the MAJOR companies in the field. I personally believe that the companies I have reviewed can meet just about any need. When I come accross a new company that offers features or options that I believe make them a MAJOR PLAYER I will add them to the review.

I've helped hundreds of people find a toll-free plan and hope I can do the same for you. If you don't find the information you're looking for on the website, please let me know so I can get you what you need!

There are dozens of toll-free service providers out there offering many different services at varying rates. THE VAST MAJORITY of them integrate directly with your existing telephone or cell phone service, providing a convenient and seamless phoning experience. Almost all of them are considered Hosted PBX systems and have services to match almost every need. To find out more about hosted or virtual PBX, please go here for a detailed explanation.

When we've completed the process you will have a toll-free plan that meets your needs and budget, and you won't have to wonder if there is a better plan out there because I review them all for you.

Phew!!!

Let's Get Started!

Step One - Determine Your Needs

This will be the easiest of the four steps and chances are, you've already completed it! Why do you need a toll-free number? Are you....

Your toll-free needs will dictate which plans will work for you. I've provided a checklist below that you can use and have a PDF version you can print up to help you in the process. Not sure of term? Check out the glossary!

Don't want to use the checklist? - Go to step two!

Click Here for the Printable PDF Version

Features
1 Leg Charges  
Dedicated Toll Free  
Voicemail  
Voicemail Storage  
Email Delivery  
Dedicated Fax  
Integrated Fax  
Auto Attendant  
Access by Phone  
Follow Me  
Ring To  
Schedule Enabled  
Call Announce  
Call Forward  
Call Hold  
Call Screening  
Call Transfer  
ACD Queuing  
Hold Music  
Custom Hold  
Personal Hold Message  
Random Hold Music  
Non-Blockable Caller ID  
Phone Type Announce  
Web interface  
Cardless Calling Card  
Call Reports  
Return Calls  
Call Block  
Pager Alert  
Fax On Demand  
Voice On Demand  
IM Console  
SMS Notification  
Dial by name  
Dial by extension  
Supervisor Control  
Hunt Groups  
Conference Calling  
Group Voice Messaging  
Questionnaires  
Local Numbers  
Free Trial  
Vanity  
 Vanity Price   
 Transfer existing # Fee   
 True 800   
 Setup Fee   

Step Two - Research Providers

Now that you know what features you need, you're ready to find a provider that will meet your needs.

Each company is reviewed and outlined by features in the matrix above. You can use the matrix to help locate those companies that will meet your needs. If you have any trouble email me.

You can review all toll-free plans if you would like, I've also put together groups of the most popular plans based on need.

Step Three - Purchase a Plan!

Once you find a plan you're interested in, simply follow the links to the website of your choice and purchase a plan!

In many cases I have also included links to coupons that will save you money.

For most toll-free PBX plans you will be up and running within minutes!


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