Toll-free numbers are widely used to make it easy for consumers to communicate with businesses they frequent. When dialing a toll-free number, the caller is not charged; rather, the business or owner of the telephone number receives the charge. There are many providers of toll-free exchanges, and businesses typically pay for those numbers on a monthly basis.
There are five area codes associated with toll-free service: 800, 888, 877, 866, and 855. Initially, every toll-free began with the prefix 800, but their popularity necessitated additional area codes. Toll-free numbers often come with automatic number identification, so that the caller’s number is always captured, even if the number is blocked or restricted.
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