Yes, 855 is a toll free number. They work the same as their counterparts – 800, 888, 877, 866, 844 and 833 numbers. The only difference is the way they look.
The 800 toll free prefix has been around for decades, and there are only a few combinations still in existence. The FCC released the 855 toll free prefix so that more businesses can use these numbers. Since their release in 2010, 855 numbers have been popular and widely used by businesses all over.
The six toll free area codes are 800, 888, 877, 866, 855, 844 and 833
800 numbers might be recycled – they’ve been around for a long time so you may be a victim to random calls from people trying to call the individual who used the number in the past.
855 numbers are newer than 800 – easier to find unique combinations for your business in this prefix.
There’s no difference between 855 and vanity numbers other than the way they look. The functionality of these numbers is the same.
A vanity number is a series of numbers that spells out a word (1-800-JAY-SKIN) or a sequence of numbers (1-800-123-1234). 855 numbers are toll-free phone numbers that begin with the 855 prefix.
You own it 100%. Under the FCC rules, the 855 phone number legally belongs to you.
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