How to Transfer Your Toll Free Number to One of Our Carriers
Portability, a program instituted by the FCC in May 1993, gives ownership of a particular toll free number to the company using it, not the carrier. As a result, any company can transfer their toll free number to another carrier without losing the marketing equity invested in a particular number.
Transferring a toll free number is really quite simple and can be done without interruption to your service. The first thing you need to decide on is what service you'd like to use. If all you are wanting is toll free service, and not long distance, then you'll need a provider who offers "stand-alone" toll free numbers.
We represent several providers of "stand-alone" toll free numbers that you can transfer your existing toll free number too. Choosing the best one will depend on a couple variables.
- Do you use the toll free number primarily within your own state or are your callers nationwide? If you're using it mostly instate, you'll want to be sure you're getting the best in-state rate available.
- Do you have enough volume to meet the minimum requirements of a plan?
- What is the monthly fee?
- Are you comfortable with credit card billing or do you require a monthly statement?
- Do you need to be able to change the 'ring-to' number on the fly?
- Do you need the toll free number to ring to voice-mail when you're not available?
Please compare the stand-alone toll free services and look for the link on each one that gives detailed information on how to transfer your toll free number to them.
If you need help deciding which service would be best for you, please contact us for free consultation.