How to get an 866 number?
How to use an 866 number?
The Value of an 866 Number
Anyone who has ever watched TV has probably heard some variant of the following phrase:
“Call toll-free at 1-866-XXXX!”
866 numbers come up so often they seem almost impossible to escape. They’re on your magazine pages, on your television screen, and on you computer. But why? Why do so many businesses use them? Can you business be helped by acquiring an 866 number? In short: what’s the value of an 866 number?
866 numbers are toll free, and are recognized nationwide. Your customers can call (and text!) 866 numbers at no cost to them.
Below, we’ll get into the details of the benefits of an 866 number.
What is a toll-free number?
Toll free numbers can be called at no cost to the caller (effectively, they are “free” of “tolls”). Instead, the receiver of the call will pay for the call. This is a phenomenal deal for businesses.
Well, for one, a customer is undoubtedly more certain to call a business if they don’t have to worry about payment (especially when that call may involve waiting on hold for a long time). Plus, having an 866 number just makes your business seem THAT much more official.
What’s a vanity toll-free number?
Vanity numbers are numbers like “1-555-555-BUGS” that you see in ads. They’re easily memorizable and stick in your head. Vanity toll-free numbers just combine the two concepts, so that you’d get something like “1-866-555-BUGS”.
Do these work nationwide?
Plus, they work in Canada as well! In fact, national recognition is a key positive of 866 numbers. 866 numbers allow callers from around the country to call you for free, regardless of wherever they’re calling from.
How can I use an 866 number for marketing?
Well, call-tracking is a fantastic method for employing your 866 number for marketing purposes. When using offline campaigns (like billboards, for just one example), get a separate 866 number for each. Then, count to see which numbers are receiving more calls. That way you can see which campaigns are successful and which could be changed around.
Can I send text messages with my 866 number?
Yes you can!
As long as your number is text enabled, customers can text your toll-free numbers and you can text them right back!
Is there a difference between 866 numbers and other toll-free numbers?
Not at all!
The reason why there’s different numbers is because the government over time needed new ones as more and more businesses saw their potential.
How can I get one? And is there a difference if I want to get one in Canada?
It’s so easy! Many phone providers allow you to purchase toll-free numbers. We recommend you try MightyCall. It’s quick, easy, and their numbers come with a plethora of features.
But why buy an 866 number from MightyCall?
Well for starters, each MightyCall plan has a free toll-free number. Plus, depending on the plan, you can have 2, 5, or 10 numbers, complete with minutes and all VOIP functions (like call forwarding, visual voicemail, and so much more). Your numbers can be instantly activated, and once it’s activated, it’s YOURS. You can port it out and don’t have to worry about things like renting. When buying, you can search for vanity numbers to make your business even more personal.
Why buy an 866 number from MightyCall?
Get all VoIP functions
Call forwarding, visual voicemail, auto-attendant etc
Get a free Vanity number
Add a local number
For local presence
Start calling within minutes
Port your number
The number is yours. Port it in or out
Add your team
Unlimited extensions with every plan
Manage your business easily with these great features
VIP or blacklist call routing
Set different service rules for different clients
After-hours call routing
Keep the customer experience going after closing time
Press 1 for Sales, 2 for Support or hold the line to leave a message
Set personal and company greetings for different situations
Forward incoming calls to any number and device
Easily bring colleagues into a call
Voicemail & transcription to text
Sent via email
Record the talk so that no point is lost
Get MightyCall's VoIP for your business
If you already have a virtual phone number, we can port it in for free so you can keep using it.
All plans include
Unlimited Text Messaging
Available \ DND Status
Voicemail to Email
Caller ID & CNAME