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Q: Buying An 800 Number That Customers Will Remember ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Buying An 800 Number That Customers Will Remember
Category: Business and Money > Small Businesses
Asked by: nronronronro-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 28 Aug 2003 14:49 PDT
Expires: 27 Sep 2003 14:49 PDT
Question ID: 249916
Hi There !

I am trying to buy a "vanity" 800 (toll free) number for use in a new
There must be an easier way to do this !

Right now, I go to this site to see which numbers are available...

Then, I go to this site to see what the digits "spell out"...

This whole process is driving me nuts!

Each individual entry takes 1-2 minutes.  Given that most clever 800
numbers are already taken, it is very time-consuming to find an
available (memorable) number.  One might spend hours and never find a
"good" number.

I'm not much interested in the other toll-free prefixes (888, 877,
866, 855).

Isn't there some way of finding a list of available 800 numbers for
sale without going through all this?

A 5-star answer would be 2-3 paragraphs.

All comments greatly appreciated.
Thanks !
Subject: Re: Buying An 800 Number That Customers Will Remember
Answered By: angy-ga on 28 Aug 2003 21:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi again, Ron !

800 Response have a very nicely implemented website at:

Here you can search available 800 numbers by category eg: "Bakers" or
"Banks", or by keyword, or by number or spelling. It will display
appropriate suggestions, and you then select the ones in which you are
interested, enter up to twenty area codes you want and check for
availability. It took no time at all to find that 800-NEW-CARS is
available in Washington and Montana.

A similar lookup service where you can type in all numbers or all
letters is at Toll Free Numbers at:

They try to harvest your email address in passing. It gives details of
numbers that are taken and of any waiting lists. It also froze my

AT&T let you search their database with any combination of numbers and
letters as well as wild cards at:

Once you find one you like, you can sign up with AT&T, or you can go
to another provider such as discounters Easy Long Distance and get
them to reserve it for you:

Good luck.

Search strategy:

800 numbers available
nronronronro-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks, angy!   
Exactly what I needed...

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