1-800 numbers are toll-free phone numbers where the caller does not have to pay for the long-distance call. The business that owns the number pays for the incoming calls. The earliest toll-free prefix, 800, was introduced in the 1960s and it wasn't until the mid 1990s that these numbers ran out. They are still available in small numbers, as former owners relinquish them.
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My 1-800 number supplier is RingCentral, based in San Mateo, CA. (Actually, I have an 866 prefix.) What makes their offering better is that you get more than "just a phone number". It is also your fax number and cell phone number. You give out just one number to your contacts. I use my 1-800 number mainly as an an answering service and I get all my messages as attachments to email.
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