Common 1800 number myths

Aug 01, 2020

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It’s well known that 1800 numbers can have a tremendously positive effect on small businesses. So why are many small business owners still reluctant to switch over to a 1800 number?

It’s well known that 1800 numbers can have a tremendously positive effect on small businesses. They can heighten your reputation and image, increase your market presence, and help you manage your incoming calls with greater efficiency. So why are many small business owners still reluctant to switch over to a 1800 number?

The following is a list of common misunderstandings about 1800 numbers that help account for this reluctance.

Myth number 1

**1. 1800 numbers are too complicated

This couldn’t be further from the truth. In reality, 1800 numbers are remarkably easy to use. The process will be explained to you when you’re purchasing your 1800 number, and you will be able to choose powerful call forwarding options to manage your inbound phone number calls to best suit your needs. Once you have your 1800 number, it’s simply a matter of deciding where you want to route your calls. 1800 numbers are compatible with landline, mobiles, VoIP and PABX phone systems. After that, you can enjoy all the advantages of advertising your business with a 1800 number.

Myth number 2

**2. You need a large staff to use a 1800 number

It’s true that almost all big businesses have 1800 numbers, but so do many small ones. Fortunately, 1800 numbers are designed to be used by companies of all sizes, including small startups. 1800 numbers are ideal for small businesses because they allow you route calls to different numbers, depending on where you are and what you’re doing. They are also very affordable. So whether you have 5,000 employees or five, you can and should take advantage of the perks 1800 numbers offer your business.

Myth number 3

**3. All the good 1800 numbers are already taken

Unlike the other examples, this notion is half true. Many of the ‘best’ 1800 numbers were gobbled up a long time ago by large companies who paid a premium price. That includes most phone words (for example 1800 GARDEN) and many memorable smart numbers (for example 1800 888888). But that doesn’t mean you can’t find a 1800 number that’s right for your business. There is still an enormous list of numbers to choose from, including numbers with easy-to-remember patterns.

As with anything else, it’s important to fully understand the ins and outs of 1800 numbers before deciding whether or not one is appropriate for your business. Don’t let misconceptions like the ones above influence your assessment.

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