BestPhoneNumbers.com is licensing 87 phone numbers that all end in 800-0000, or “8 Million.” Each phone number is located in a different area code, spanning most major markets in the United States. Some of the numbers that are being licensed include 312-800-0000 in Chicago, 215-800-0000 in Philadelphia, 305-800-0000 in Miami, 407-800-0000 in Orlando and dozens more.

 

We can now equip existing toll-free numbers to send and receive text messages.
 

Being able to send and receive texts over those numbers means customers who previously had to navigate through several menu options and were held captive listening to hold music as they waited for a human voice to answer their questions can now simply text the same number for a quick response — and businesses can reply.

Though BestPhoneNumbers.com also licenses 1-800 numbers, Ferdinand feels there is a growing movement toward local numbers, as people become more frustrated with calling customer service centers overseas.