How to Call Toll Free Numbers

By Loletrazina Church

Toll-free numbers allow you to contact businesses or people without adding a charge to your phone bill. Many businesses have toll-free numbers assigned to their customer service department, technical support department or help desk. Toll-free numbers are usually recognizable by the area code. Some of the more well-known toll-free area codes include 800, 877, 866 and 888. The toll-free number begins with a one followed by the area code and a seven-digit telephone number. You can call a toll-free number from a cell, residential, business or pay phone.

Things You'll Need

  • Phone

Step 1

Obtain the toll-free number of the person or business you want to call. You can find most business toll-free numbers on the business product, invoice, website, statement or packaging.

Step 2

Confirm that the number you are calling is a toll-free number so that you will not receive a charge on your phone bill. Some phone numbers beginning with a "1" and an 800 series area code may not be toll-free and you may accrue long-distance charges.

Step 3

Pick up your phone and press the keypad to dial the toll-free number beginning with the number "1", the area code and the seven-digit telephone number. Wait on the line until someone answers, and proceed with your call.

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure the number you're dialing is a toll free number to avoid charges.