How to Create a Business Phone Number That is Easy to Remember
A vanity toll-free number can be a vital asset for your business, regardless of the size of your company. So, here is a question, do you know how to create a business phone number that is easy to remember? The benefits of having a business phone number goes beyond and above the obvious credibility and brand recognition. It can prove to be a genuine asset for a company by helping to improve sales and ROI. That's why it's crucial for businesses to consider local and tollfree vanity numbers (numbers that substitute numbers for letters, like 1-844-SPA-CALM).
A memorable phone number helps your customers remember your business when they are ready to buy, need support or further information regarding the product or service provided.
Vanity numbers, also referred to as custom phone numbers are easy-to-remember, toll-free numbers. Custom vanity numbers start with an 8XX prefix. Currently, the available prefixes to choose from are:
Following its prefix, custom phone numbers will either spell a word, phrase or have a repeating number frequency. For example:
855 – DENTIST (word)
844 – GOT – VOIP (phrase)
844 – 949 – 2929 (repetitive)
Following are some tips on how to create a business phone number that is easy to remember.
1. Brainstorm and decide on a few number options that you want, keep in mind that it is all about making it catchy, a phone number that fits a tune can make your business's phone number more memorable to customers and easily recalled.
2. Communicate what your business does, the number is an extension of your brand. Use your number to tell people what you do.
3. Avoid unique spellings. You will need to count out the number of letters/numbers that are in the word or phrase you’d like, it needs to have a minimum of 7 digits (after the prefix). If it is not, you must be willing to have a combination of numbers with your word. As mentioned above, using the word “DENTIST” works perfectly because 855-DENTIST has 7 digits, so no extra numbers are needed. However, if you want the word “SMILE” don’t force it using extra letters like “SMILESZ” in this case your number will need to be 855-55-SMILE.
4. Define your coverage options, if you have a local or international business it will be important for you to consider. As mentioned above, there are 7 toll-free prefixes to work with, 1-800, 1-888, 1-877, 1-866, 1-855, 1-844 and 1-833.
5. See if the number you want is available, it’s a little bit hard to find an available number, these numbers have been around since the early '90s so a lot of common numbers have been taken and are being used. We recommend having 2 or 3 options when looking for availability.
You can directly search for a US vanity number through this link: https://voip.ms/en/phone-number/united-states
And for Canadian vanity number through this link: https://voip.ms/en/phone-numbers/canada
6. Once you have acquired a personalized phone number, you want to make sure to share it in order to start receiving calls!
A memorable phone number is just one aspect of running a business but having the right one can increase customer trust and help further brand your business.