I use a vanity number?
Studies have shown that a business using a vanity number as
opposed to a numeric toll-free number receives an average of 14 times more
calls. Clearly, potential customers are more likely to remember a vanity
number advertised in print or on the radio and TV rather than a numeric
number. A vanity number like 1-800-MY-LASIK will be remembered
and associated with a LASIK physician better than 1-800-555-1000 would
and can be easily passed on by word-of-mouth.
How much does it cost?
Our rates start at $69 per month and depend on the size of your market
area. Discounts are available for multiple market areas. All monthly statements
include a call detail report (CDR) which lists the ten-digit phone number of
all the customers who have called your business as well as the date, time
and length of the call.
Why should I pay extra for a vanity number when I can get a
numeric toll-free number for less money?
You should look at the additional expense of having a vanity number as
part of your advertising costs. When you place an ad in the paper you can
get a 1 inch by 1 inch ad cheaper than a 4 inch by 4 inch ad, but the larger
ad is more likely to be noticed. Same concept with a vanity line.
They are more likely to be noticed and remembered than a numeric number!
||Why are some
vanity numbers longer than 7 digits?
Some vanity numbers are longer than 7 digits in order to completely display a word
or phrase, such as 1-800-PAIN-CLINIC. The phone system won’t process
anything after the 7th letter or digit.
Where should I advertise it?
Radio, TV, newspapers, billboards. Just about anywhere! We can help you
with obtaining radio, TV and mobile billboard advertising through our affiliate
How does it work?
Once you select the number you want, we can route it to your office,
cell phone, answering service, home or wherever you want. We license the
toll-free numbers through a shared use program. All calls will be routed
to the licensee for the geographical location where the call originated.
A cell phone caller will connect to the licensee of the geographical region
where the cell phone is based, regardless of the physical location of the
cell phone caller. There’s no equipment to buy and no changes to
your existing local phone service.
How do I sign up?
Just call 1-800-PHD-TELECOM and we will send
you our agreement to review and sign. After we receive it back, your number
will be working for you within one business day.