I am working on my website with inuit website design for business and wanted to know how do I obtain a 1-800 number for customer contact? I will use a PO Box for my business mailing address.
According to the FCC, You have to find a "Responsible Organization" which is allowed to assign you one. You could find them by Google but be sure to check that they are legitimate. You can read more on it on the FCC's website found here.
Hope that helps.
AT&T is a reputable business and they have a 1-800 registration page.
Here is the link to their registration page.
I have known MCI (now verizon) to offerr 1-800 numbers for quite some time at rates that are reasonable. This is of course a well known company and there should be no issues in that regard.
Also, the number can be forwarded to another business # if you wish. In addition, if you are out of the office, they typically will allow a change to a number you can use if out of the office for days at a time.
Was it during the set-up and obtaining of the number that you got the error or when you actually tried to use the number? I called our associate and she said her husband had her account set up in a matter of 10 minutes with no issues so my best guess (since I don't actually use it and am not a Google tech person) would be that a. if it was during set-up your ISP connection or the Google servers may have momentarily lost connection and caused the error. Possibly, if you are trying to use the number, you just haven't completely activated it or some setting is incorrect or it is a server error on their end. I really can't do more than guess so I would advise finding a number for Google and calling them or troubleshooting the issue online. I wish I knew more about it but perhaps one of our other community members will have some advice if you can provide more specifics about when (in the process) the issue occurred and what happened.
Good to see that you got that far and like it! As you are able to explore it more and find the various features it offers, I am sure things will get easier, especially once you get the shared contract situation sorted! I hope that eventually it meets all of your needs and, like your screen name says, success is yours!
All the best!
If you are talking about an inbound toll free number it is very easy. You will need a phone line first. A hard wired line or a cell number will do. Contact Powernet Global. They will assign the toll free number. Have them point the number to your regular phone number. When a caller uses the toll free number, the call will come to your phone. There is a small monthly maintenance fee for the line. Outside of that, you only pay for the time used on the inbound calls. They have 6 second billing increments so even wrong numbers are only billed a few cents. They can also give you a very low price on your outbound toll calls. I have used them for years.