- Dec 21, 2005
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No, it is NOT toll-free. "Toll free" refers to 800, 888, 877, and 866 ONLY. Toll free is a phone company term not a VRS term. diehardbiker was right in his/her description. Just because VRS users do not pay does NOT mean the number is "toll free" unless it is one of those area codes I already mentioned.Viable dont have personal 800 number but its toll-free as customer do not need to pay anything for the number.
Personally, I don't think any VRS user should have a toll-free number. Hearing people don't get them, why should deaf people get them? I want a number that is EXACTLY the same as everyone else's. My 202 number is that. If a hearing person wants a toll-free number they have to PAY the phone company for it so people can call them toll-free. (My parents did this the first time I was in college many years ago.) Why should a deaf person have a toll-free number given to them by the VRS company? Also, I don't think you can port a toll-free number to another carrier. It belongs to the VRS provider you got it from. You can only port a regular number, NON toll free. Any other number doesn't belong to you, it belongs to the company who pays for it!
ONLY 800, 888, 877, 866 IS TOLL FREE.