| 2:51 am on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Go with the one that's easy to remember. Many fortune 500 co's are switching to memorable 866 #'s...
| 3:10 am on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I agree if it's easy to remember then a 866 will be just as good as having an 800
| 4:52 am on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
i just completed a site for a communications consultant. apparently the 866 is pretty popular now and if the digits that follow are memorable or significant, i say thats better than a random 800 number.
| 5:36 am on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
I don't know - I think if you asked the average person is a 1-866 number is toll free they would say yes. But Many companies still feel the need to emphasize the fact it is 1-866 not 1-800.
| 4:21 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
This is my main concern.
|Many companies still feel the need to emphasize the fact it is 1-866 not 1-800. |
| 4:32 pm on Feb 26, 2004 (gmt 0)|
We do some radio advertising with 888-keyword, and have not had too many problems with people dialing 800keyword (which we also own, but for a different company - so we can tell the referral difference) I'm a big fan of using a word, any word thats similiar to your site over a straight number.
If you also promote your website in the ad, I would also suggest if you go with 1-866 -- to buy the domains 1800yournumber, 1866number, 1888, and if you can afford it - the permutations (1-888-number, 1-800number, etc) and set up a page that says if you're looking for Your Company Name, the number is 1-866 and this is our website URL.
We get a decent amount of referrals from 1800keyword and 1866keyword for people who did a search for the phone number.