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Toll Free & Local Numbers

  1. Spam Calls: How & Why They’re Happening

    by Published in News & Updates, Toll Free & Local Numbers, Virtual Office, Virtual PBX on

    Trust us, those calls aren’t from Grasshopper, and we’re working to stop the spam call issue. We hate spammers just as much as you do! We’ve received quite a few reports from customers about “Grasshopper spam calls,” which brought our attention to the growing problem of caller ID spoofing and robocalls. We want to take […]

  2. Tracking ROI with 800 Numbers

    by Published in Marketing & Brands, Toll Free & Local Numbers on

    Here at Grasshopper, we’ve done a LOT of marketing. We’ve run TV ads, radio commercials, pay-per-click ads, email campaigns, banner ads and so on and so forth. It’s a lot to keep track of! How do we know which ones are working and which ones aren’t? The good news is many of these campaigns can […]

  3. Free Accounts for Hurricane-Affected Businesses

    by Published in News & Updates, Toll Free & Local Numbers on

    If you are a business affected by Hurricane Irene, we’d love to provide you with a free three-month Grasshopper account to help you keep your business open and connected (for existing customers, we will credit your account for 3 months, maximum credit $150). You can be set up in five minutes, have incoming calls forwarded […]

  4. Will a Vanity Number Help Your Bottom Line?

    by Published in Small Business, Toll Free & Local Numbers on

    Your business phone number is often the first solid impression a customer has of you. After all, it’s the only part of your ad they’ll go out of their way to remember. What it says about your business is important. A regular 10-digit number is hard to remember but a vanity phone number creates a […]

  5. Does Your Business Need A Toll-Free Number?

    by Published in Small Business, Toll Free & Local Numbers on

    According to the FCC, over 25 million toll-free numbers are in operation in North America. And there’s a good reason for that: when it comes to running a small business, having a toll-free number can have a tangible effect on your bottom line. When introduced in 1967, toll-free numbers were something of a novelty and […]

  6. When Will We Finally See the Death of the Phone Book?

    by Published in Marketing & Brands, Toll Free & Local Numbers on

    Information is everywhere — in our homes, on our phones, on our televisions. We’ve got web-based city guides like Yelp and Citysearch, location-based apps like Foursquare and Gowalla, and search engines at our fingertips to help us track down any lost address, new phone number, or updated business listing we need. And yet, every few months […]

  7. Did Universal Miss a Marketing Opportunity?

    by Published in Marketing & Brands, Toll Free & Local Numbers on

      Mark Caro of the Chicago Tribune wrote an article Tuesday detailing his recent experience after watching “The Adjustment Bureau”, the latest film put out by Universal:   “The politician played by Matt Damon doesn’t initially remember the phone number that the dancer played by Emily Blunt gives him in “The Adjustment Bureau.” That’s strange, […]

  8. 212 Numbers Up for Grabs!

    by Published in Toll Free & Local Numbers on

    212 numbers definitely have a reputation that precedes itself.  If you’re a New Yorker you probably understand what it means to have a 212 number. They have been referred to as the new “rent controlled apartment”, a status symbol (you’re considered a techie or early adopter with one of these numbers), and even sexy.  So, […]