Ever since telecommunications technology was developed, people have been wanting to buy a phone number. It makes perfect sense. After all, the telephone is a one-point connection between two or more people, enabling one person to contact another. And phone numbers have always been the world’s standard for phone use.
In fact, phone numbers are among the first things that anyone uses to identify themselves. Before phones, it was a common practice for individuals to put their name and birthdate on their street address (this was called “rider’s name”), which was then used to call others back. This is still common in many places, although a person can use their actual street address if they so choose. A lot of people also tend to use their real name, even on a mailing list.
As phones started taking the place of smoke signals, and even radio transmissions, the need for phone numbers grew. Telephone services did not start offering such numbers freely, because of certain regulations that phone companies had to follow. But as time passed by, these restrictions loosened, and now telephone numbers can be purchased freely. People used to only be able to purchase numbers that were already registered to their names. But these days, you can buy phone numbers from any source, as long as the seller has registered the numbers with the FCC (Federal Communication Commission).
Another thing that changed when phone numbers changed hands was the process of answering telephone calls. Before, when someone called, the person on the other end of the line would have to press a button in order to speak to the person on the other end; and if the call wasn’t answered, the person on the other end of the line would have to press a different button in order to leave a message, which tended to confuse callers and interrupted their conversations. These new phone numbers also provided the caller with the option of leaving an email message instead of having to speak to a real person, which some people found annoying.
Today, you can purchase your own phone numbers, and you can even have them sent to your email inbox. You can even get call alerts when new numbers are purchased or when they change. And as if this wasn’t enough, today, many people even receive calls from a certain number on a daily basis! With all these new options available, it’s almost too easy to buy a phone number today.
You might be wondering how such local numbers can be beneficial. Suppose you have a new customer, and you would like to introduce him to your business. Instead of having to call up your local telephone directory to find out about purchasing toll-free numbers for your customers, you can simply buy a phone number from the Sales Mate representative and inform him that you would like to introduce new customers to your company. In the meantime, your Sales Mate will already have a number that you can call to speak with your new client. This simple solution can provide significant cost savings over time and makes customer service an enjoyable experience.