10 Commonly Asked Questions About Toll Free Numbers
What are inbound 1800 numbers? Are they actually free? Can they be used for making calls?
1800 Numbers are also known as toll free numbers or free call numbers. Everybody knows that they are free for the calling party. These are known as virtual telephone numbers because they are meant for receiving incoming phone calls only. You can not use these numbers to dial any external number. These virtual numbers are used for directing incoming calls to your existing mobile or land line number.
Can i choose my own 1800 number?
There are two types of toll free numbers. Normal and Smart Numbers. You can either pick a normal number from one of the many 1800 numbers available before you or you can choose a vanity number of your choice (a sequence or series).
Who owns my 1800 number actually?
Indian 1800 numbers are owned by the Indian Government and controlled via Indian telecommunications and Media Authority. Acquiring a number does not mean that you own that number. When you acquire that number you secure the Right to Use that number for a specific region or area. You do not have any right to put normal 1800 number on hold neither you can suspend it for the future use. Disconnected toll free numbers must be returned to the DOT for the future re-release.
Can i use multiple 1800 numbers?
Yes, you can. Advertising more than one 1800 number is a really good business solution. If you deal with a business that needs to advertise in a range of diversified media and want to track the effectiveness, you must consider featuring unique 1800 numbers for each media.
Can i customize my 1800 number?
The toll free or 1800 number service is a sophisticated call routing/redirection or diversion system. These numbers can be configured to redirect to answer points (either land line or mobile phone.)
Do i get access to manage my account online?
As a customer, you would have round the clock access to online portal that provides you full details about the calls and data usage that can be used for reporting and analysis.
As a customer of 1300 Numbers Australia, you will have 24X7 access to an online portal that provides detailed call and usage data for reporting and analysis purposes.
Who pays for toll free calls?
Toll free numbers are absolutely free for the callers. The full cost has to be bore by the account holders.
What are the call rates for 1800 numbers?
Call rates for 1800 numbers are based on the location of the caller and the answer points (the point from where you make calls.) When your customers call you, you would be charged as per the rates of the plan you have selected.
How a toll free number benefits my business?
Toll free numbers benefit your business in multiple ways:
- Your marketing campaigns get an increased response.
- Your brands image is enhanced in the local, state as well as national markets.
- Get all the details of the people calling you.
- flexibility in where and when you would receive the calls.
How do i order toll free number? What all i require?
Ordering a toll free number is easy. You can either order online or call on the number of toll free service provider. Ours is: ( (0522) 3098080, 1800-200-5777, 0955-444-3322). Once you have selected the plan of your choice and made the payment, you need an ID proof, an address proof and proof of your company’s registration.