The release date for the new toll-free prefix (1-833) has been changed from April 22, 2017, to June 3rd, 2017.
A new toll-free prefix will be made available by the Wireline Competition Bureau & Somos (the toll-free number administrator). Shortly you’ll be able to select phone numbers from the newly released 833 toll-free numbers through IPComms. Remember, 833 numbers work just like 800 numbers and every other previously released prefix (888, 877, 866, 855, and 844). This new prefix just means that you now have a lot more choices when it comes to selecting your specific phone number.
This means that vanity phone numbers that may already be taken under older prefixes (e.g. 1-800-FLOWERS) will be made available as 833 numbers. So, if you have some company branding to do and an easy-to-remember toll-free number would be a great addition to your business, the time has come. Reach out to your IPComms' customer care representative for details on how to get that perfect number.
April 22, 2017