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New Hybrid 833 Numbers subject to "Auction or Lottery" by April FCC Order
[May 15, 2017]

New Hybrid 833 Numbers subject to "Auction or Lottery" by April FCC Order

SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hybrid 833 numbers are "local everywhere," according to Loren Stocker, Chief Innovator, at, and combine universal appeal with business texting, voice transcription, and Caller ID that cannot be blocked. They were to be assigned on a "first-come, first-serve" basis, but due to a late April FCC order, 833 numbers may now be subject to an "auction or lottery."

Popular toll-free websites continue to take 833 orders for $1,000, despite the fact that automation is no longer a factor. Mr. Stocker says, "You can now order 833 numbers for free, but even that's a shot in the dark. What matters now is Intelligence." The FCC requires that any number, requested by two or more parties, be deemed "mutually exclusive" and placed into the auction pool.

Numbers like 833-333-3333, 833-Flowers, and 833-Lawyers will all be forced into an off-line auction pool, unless there's just one request forthem. Hybrid 833 numbers evolved from 800, 888, and other toll-free numbers and must be pre-ordered by Wednesday, May 17, 2017. has come up with a plan: Be Unique.

Mr. Stocker says, "We guarantee your hybrid 833 numbers will be unique within the ATFP, or we'll advise you to make adjustments." 833 numbers requests that are unique, will be pre-assigned for immediate use after the May 17, 2017 deadline.

The Association of Toll Free Professionals (ATFP) is a select group of independent RespOrgs that specialize in vanity hybrid numbers, of which Mr. Stocker is a founding member. He noted, "We know this market better than anyone and provide professional guidance for free."

Pre-assignment orders are due by Wednesday, May 17, 2017.  For more details, see video at, or call Loren Stocker at 800-Get-Vanity (858-792-5000).

About was founded at the dawn of toll-free numbers portability, in May 1993. Since then, the consultancy has acquired vanity toll-free numbers and Internet domains for Microsoft's Bing, Mercedes' Smart,, GSK's Excedrin, Sunpower Solar, Aspen Dental, and many other consumer brands. Mr. Stocker holds an engineering degree from Wisconsin and has a Masters in Marketing from Kellogg Graduate School of Business at Northwestern.

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