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High Demand for Toll-Free Numbers Prompts 833 Area Code Opening
[June 05, 2017]

High Demand for Toll-Free Numbers Prompts 833 Area Code Opening

HERNDON, Va., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Somos, Inc., the leading provider of neutral Toll-Free numbering and database administration services for the telecommunications industry, announced the opening of 833, the newest Toll-Free Number area code.

"In response to the increased demand for Toll-Free Numbers, we are excited to be able to make highly valuable 833 numbers available to businesses," said Somos CEO Gina Perini. "It's a sign that enterprises are taking advantage of how Toll-Free Numbers can help their businesses enhance marketing analytics, call center intelligence, and other innovative modes of customer engagement."

The 833 Toll-Free Number area code is the latest in the series of Toll-Free area codes, which include 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 and 844 numbers. The last Toll-Free Number area code opening took place just over 3 years ago.

This Toll-Free Number area code opening enables enterprises to obtain new numbers, including Toll-Free "vanity" numbers in the 833 area code that may not be currently available in other Toll-Free area codes. North American enterprises use vanity nmbers to brand their businesses with number combinations that make memorable words.

"It's a great opportunity for businesses to secure an easy-to-remember Toll-Free Number," said Joel Bernstein, Vice President of Regulatory and Public Policy. "For businesses that already have an 800 number or an 888 number, they might want to check if the 833 version is available for them. It helps keep their brand secure and expands their existing phone channel."

The FCC authorized Somos to release the new area code due to the high demand for Toll-Free Numbers. Somos manages the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number Registry, which serves as the national resource for Toll-Free Number service providers to search, reserve and provide sophisticated call routing information for Toll-Free Numbers.

For a list of Toll-Free Number service providers that can help businesses reserve an 833 Toll-Free Number, Somos has provided the following list of contacts:

About Somos, Inc. Somos provides trusted, neutral numbering and registry administration services to the telecommunications and messaging industries. Somos operates the SMS/800 Toll-Free Number Registry for administration and routing data for all Toll-Free Numbers in the North American Numbering Plan, which includes the Texting and Smart Services Registry, the centralized registry for administration and routing data for Toll-Free messaging and multimedia services. Additional information is available at


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