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A toll-free number is a phone number with a specific starting three-digit code, that allows callers to get in contact with you free of charge. This is especially helpful for callers who are out of the area, as it avoids long-distance fees for calls.
The most common use of toll-free numbers is for customer service and businesses. Not only does it provide a more accessible way for your customers to get in touch with you, but it also is able to provide a professional business image.
There are a few different toll-free prefixes that can be used at the start of your toll-free number. The most recognizable is 800, but the following codes operate in the same way as an 800 number: 888, 877, 866, 855, 844, and 833.
When searching for the best business phone number, you may have heard terms such as toll-free, vanity, and local phone numbers. As we’ve described, a toll-free number allows your callers to get in touch with your team without incurring additional charges. Vanity numbers allow you to include your business name or a general description in an easy-to-remember way. For example, 1-800-DOGCARE would be a great vanity number if you run a doggie daycare business.
While these numbers are easy to remember, they don’t offer any additional functionalities than a standard toll-free number would. A local number typically includes the area code where your business is located. These phone numbers will leave your callers with additional fees if they are making a long-distance phone call. It is important that a business is able to determine the best phone number option for their business, but with plenty of options to choose from there is a great fit for everyone.
Yodel is more than a toll-free number solution for your business. With Yodel, you can access the benefits of a cloud phone system as well as next-generation features that will enhance your phone communication processes.
Yodel will automatically transcribe incoming calls and voicemails, and store them for easy review.
Activate call recording at any time, making it easy to save and review important call information.
Unlimited Concurrent Calls
Your team will never have to worry about the line being busy, as you are able to make and receive unlimited parallel calls on the same phone number.
Easily let your callers know when your team is available with customizable office hours! Calls received outside of designated hours are easily directed to voicemail.
Access your business phone number using Yodel apps! Stay connected to your callers whether you are on a mobile phone, desktop, or tablet.
Yodel will intelligently route callers based on what they are saying in real-time, making sure that your callers get where they need to right from the start.
Business Text Messaging
Communicate over SMS messages to your callers, via your business phone number, helping you stay in communication even if you can’t answer the phone.
Easy to Get Started
With Yodel’s easy implementation you’re able to get your phone system up and running in minutes!
Access Unparalleled Integrations
If your team lives in Slack, can’t survive without their CRM software, loves their SaaS tools, or all of the above, Yodel is the system for you!
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How many toll-free numbers are available?
Yodel has an unlimited number of available toll-free phone numbers. Depending on your Yodel subscription, you can get several toll-free numbers without additional cost.
Do you pay extra for a toll-free number?
This would depend on your Yodel subscription, but if it’s the only number you have then you will not pay additional for the toll-free number. Keep in mind that your inbound calls from clients are getting charged.
Can I port my toll-free number?
Yes, we can port your toll-free number into your Yodel account.
Can I send text messages with a toll-free number?
Yes, Yodel toll-free numbers support texting! This capability can help you get more from your toll-free number.
Can I have more than one number on my Yodel account?
“I can do a phone call, similar to talking to someone in person and it is clear and our clients can hear us. Another feature that I love about Yodel is how easy it is to block solicitation. Portability of the system from the desktop to the mobile phone through Slack is great as well. Taking the best of communication with Slack and giving it a phone integration. Yodel is basically communication of the future if you ask me.”