UPDATE: The release of 833 numbers has been delayed by the FCC. The new opening date is schedule for June 3rd, 2017.

Lovers of vanity phone numbers rejoice!

On April 22nd, a whole new batch of toll free numbers will become available – 833 numbers. You’ll be able to choose from the newly released 833 toll free numbers and find previously unavailable vanity numbers with the 833 prefix. That means you can get your hands on the perfect, memorable & professional toll free number for your business.

Are 833 phone numbers actually toll free?

Yes. 833 numbers function exactly the same as 800 numbers and every other available prefix (888, 877, 866, 855, and 844).

What’s the difference between 833 numbers and 800 numbers?

The difference is that you now have a lot more options when it comes to choosing a toll free number. 800 numbers were the first toll frees released and are in constant high demand. The release of new 833 numbers means vanity options that are already taken (e.g. 1-800-FLOWERS) on the other prefixes are now available as 833 numbers.

Will Grasshopper have 833 toll free numbers?

We sure will. Stay tuned to our blog and social media for more information on when you can get an 833 number from Grasshopper. We’ll keep you updated as the release date gets closer.

Can I get a vanity 833 number?

You bet! Once they’re available, simply search for a custom 833 toll free number when you sign up for Grasshopper, or by logging into your existing account and selecting ‘Add Additional Numbers.’

Have a question? Let us know in the comments, and you’ll have your answer in no time!