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.

 

In fact, according to a 2007 study by Creative Broadcast Concepts (CBC) Inc., radio ads that featured vanity phone numbers attracted 58% more calls than ads with regular phone numbers, clearly demonstrating the effectiveness of a memorable phone number.

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.