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.

Businesses that have vanity toll-free numbers that are heavily promoted in various forms of advertising will find the toll-free texting capability particularly appealing.
 

These new services allow businesses to leverage text messaging’s burgeoning popularity as the go-to form of communication for many consumers. And they want to do that from their own devices, not from one of many over-the-top messaging applications that are now available.