Toll-free numbers are numbers that begin with one of the following three-digit codes: 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 or 844. Toll-free numbers allow callers to reach businesses and/or individuals without being charged for the call. The charge for using a toll-free number is paid by the called party (the toll-free subscriber) instead of the calling party. Toll-free numbers can be dialed directly to your business or personal telephone line.

For more information about toll-free numbers and how they work, see our consumer guide.Toll-free numbers are numbers that begin with one of the following three-digit codes: 800, 888, 877, 866, 855 or 844. Toll-free numbers allow callers to reach businesses and/or individuals without being charged for the call. The charge for using a toll-free number is paid by the called party (the toll-free subscriber) instead of the calling party. Toll-free numbers can be dialed directly to your business or personal telephone line.

2010

9/30/10
New Toll-Free Numbers Made Available Under 855 Area Code.
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2009

12/03/2009
ERRATUM: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Petition for permananent reassignment for Three Toll Free Suicide Prevention Hotline Numbers. Toll Free Service Access Codes. Issued an Erratum correcting Memorandum Opinion and Order on Review, FCC 09-91 released October 14, 2009. Dockets 95-155 & 07-271
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10/14/2009
MEMORANDUM OPINION & ORDER and ORDER on REVIEW: U.S. Department of Health and Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Petion for permanent reassignment of Three Toll Free Suicide Prevention Hotline Numbers. Granted request of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a component of the HHS, to reassign permanently three toll free numbers used as suicide prevention hotlines from the Kristin Brooks Hope Center to SAMHSA. Dockets 95-155 & 07-271.
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08/13/2009
WCB extends the temporary assignment of three toll free numbers to SAMHSA until October 14, 2009.
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05/14/2009
WCB extends the temporary assignment of three toll free numbers to SAMHSA for an additional 3 months (until August 14, 2009).
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2008

11/17/08
ORDER: Toll Free Service Access Codes. Extended the temporary assignment of the three toll free numbers at issue on May 14, 2009. DA 08-2517, WC Docket 95-155.
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11/14/2008
WCB extends the temporary assignment of three toll free numbers to SAMHSA for an additional 6 months (until May 14, 2009).
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2007

12/21/07
ORDER ON RECONSIDERATION: Toll Free Service Access Codes. Denied a number of outstanding petitions for the reconsideration of Commission orders concerning the Toll Free administration system and the Commission's Toll Free rules. FCC 07-224, CC Docket 95-155.
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12/21/07
ORDER: Toll Free Service Access Codes. Extended the temporary assignment of the three Toll Free numbers to April 21, 2008. DA 07-5003, WC Docket 95-155.
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11/27/07
PUBLIC NOTICE: Pleading Cycle established for Comments on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Petition for the Permanent Reassignment of Three Toll Free Services Prevention Hotline Numbers. DA 07-4739, WC Docket 07-271.
Comments Due: 12/07/07. Replies Due: 12/12/07
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03/06/07
ORDER: Toll Free Service Access Codes. CC Dkt NO. 95-155. DA 07-1053. Dismissed as moot the petition for declaratory ruling.
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03/06/07
ORDER: Toll Free Service Access Codes. CC Dkt NO. 95-155. DA 07-1063. Dismissed as moot the Petition for Emergency Relief and Expedited Action filed by the TFNC on 11/09/2000, and the Petition for Emergency Relief filed by TTFCC filed on 11/14/2000, both seeking to defer the release of the 855 toll free code DSMI.
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01/22/07
ORDER: Toll Free Service Access Codes. Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) grants, in part, the emergency request of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a component of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, to reassign five Toll Free numbers utilized as suicide prevention hotlines to SAMHSA. CC Docket No. 95-155. DA 07-130.
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2006

 

08/31/2006
ORDER: Wireline Competition Bureau grants the requests of the Red Cross and permanently assigns 1-800-RED-CROSS and 1-888-REDCROSS to that organization. CC Docket No. 95-155. DA 06-1750.
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07/19/2006
PUBLIC NOTICE: Request of American National Red Cross for Permanent Assignment of Toll Free Number or Extension of Emergency Assignment. Streamlined Pleading Established. Comments Due: 07/31/06 Reply Comments Due: 08/07/06. CC Docket No. 95-155. DA 06-1461.
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2002

2/11/02
PUBLIC NOTICE: Announcing a forum on Toll Free Number Administration. DA 02-315. CC DKT 95-155.
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2001

7/13/01
PUBLIC NOTICE: Extending deadline for compliance with Directive to Database Service Management, Inc. concerning the Toll Free Database Disconnect and Suspend Status Functions,. DA 01-1677. CC DKT 95-155.
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6/22/01
PUBLIC NOTICE: Seeking comment on AT&T Corporation's request for declaratory ruling and clrification of changes to the Toll Free number administration system. DA 01-1463. CC DKT 95-155 and NSD-L-01-112.
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2000

12/7/00
LETTER: DA 00-2754. CC DKT 95-155. To Mr. Michael Wade, President,Database Service Managment, Inc.,: Modifying SMS/800 functions to preclude transfers of Toll Free numbers directly between subscribers.
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11/29/00
PUBLIC NOTICE: Seeking comments on petitions for emergency relief regarding release of the 855 Toll Free Code. DA 00-2688. CC DKT 95-155 and NSD L-00-249.
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7/5/00
ORDER: In the matter of Toll Free Service Access Codes, Database Services Management, Inc.'s Petition for Declaratory Ruling, and Beehive Telephone Company's Petition for Declaratory Ruling. CC DKT 95-155 and NSD L-99-87 and NSD File No. 99-88
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Monday, December 29, 2014