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800 Area Code

Boost your business with a toll-free number from MightyCall.

What Is an 800 Area Code?

An 800 area code number is a toll-free number that charges the recipient, not the caller, meaning that 800 and its counterparts are perfect for businesses looking to operate across the country or internationally.

In the U.S., these phone numbers look like a three-digit number prefix, which comes after the country code and before the phone number. Usually, an area code will be linked to a location, e.g., a zip code. However, 800 area code locations are not tied to any region. A call will be free of charge to the caller, regardless of where they are located — even if they’re abroad.

800 and the six other toll-free numbers (833, 844, 855, 866, 877, and 888) are part of the North American Numbering Plan. NANP covers the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, so the owner of the number can be located in any of these places.

Toll-free numbers are particularly popular for purposes such as customer service support lines and businesses that operate outside of North America.

Area Code 800
Location All regions and states within the NANP area
Time zone Not restricted to one time zone, as it is not tied to any region
Standard time Not restricted to one time zone, as it is not tied to any region
Daylight Savings Time Not restricted to one time zone, as it is not tied to any region
Major Cities All major cities across North America
Is Number Toll-free? Yes
Are Scams Reported Yes
Major Carriers Internet-based, no cell service required

What Is the Location of Area Code 800?

As mentioned above, there is no particular city, region, or state associated with 800; area code location is not a consideration with toll-free codes in the same way as it is for other types of numbers. So, where is area code 800?

Rather than being tied to a particular city, region, or state or being connected with a given time zone, a toll-free code will cover the entirety of the NANP. This includes not only the United States and Canada but also parts of the Caribbean Sea, as well as a few islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Who Is Using 800 Area Code Numbers?

The main users of area 800 in the USA are businesses. It may serve as their customer service line or office number, or even be used for sales and marketing, to name a few. It’s favored because area code 800 is toll-free, so customers and potential customers are not dissuaded by soaring charges for long-distance calls and international fees.

Industries that use a toll-free 800 number tend to be customer service-oriented, such as banking, or businesses that trade internationally and online, like e-commerce giants. Organizations, including charities and helplines, may also use these numbers, as it means no-one is deterred from calling.

How an 800 Area Code Number Can Help Your Business

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Allows customers to call you free of charge

Since your clients won’t have to pay anything to call your company, you’re more likely to get a higher volume of calls than you would when using another kind of phone number.

Fosters a national presence

With a toll-free code, you can extend the reach of your business to encompass the entire nation. By doing so, you can enjoy a much larger and more varied customer base than ever before.

Increases client satisfaction

When customers can reach out without paying anything, they are more likely to do so, which, in turn, means you can help them resolve issues more quickly. This will lead to happier customers!

Easily forwards calls

With the press of a button, you can forward calls to local agents, making it incredibly easy to expand your business both at the domestic and international levels.

Are 800 Area Code Numbers Still Available?

MightyCall can provide numbers with an area code 800 along with the support your business might need when using it. Your number will work across the United States and potentially in Canada. You can check the availability of the 800 number you want in MightyCall’s database and receive professional support in setting it up. Numbers are given on a first-come, first-served basis, so due to their popularity, it’s important to not delay this step when setting up phone lines for your company.

With the amount of combinations available, it’s likely that the number you’d like will still be available; however, it’s not guaranteed unless you pay for the service. The FCC ensures that RespOrgs cannot hoard numbers.

How to Get an 800 Area Code Number?

If you’re interested in being able to accept 800 calls, you first need to purchase the code itself, but you may not be entirely sure of how this is accomplished. Rest assured, it’s easier than you think:


1 Decide what type of phone number you need

You can choose from domestic, vanity, and international options.


2 Choose a number

Feel free to ask us for some advice.


3 Set up your phone system

Add greetings, business hours, and voicemail.


4 Happy calling

Start using your number.

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Why Buy an 800 Area Code Number From MightyCall?

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You’ll receive a minimum of two numbers on either of our plans

Whether you decide to go for our Core or Pro plan, you’ll receive a minimum of two toll-free or local numbers, with the option of purchasing even more for an additional $5 per number!

We offer competitive prices for our service packages

With a Core plan available for just $20 per user per month and a Pro package available for $25 per user per month, we offer access to an incredible service at attractive prices.

Enjoy 24/7 access to a team of friendly customer service staff

MightyCall is simple and intuitive, but if you do come up against any problems, you’ll be glad to hear you can get whatever help you need at any time from our customer service team.

You’ll benefit from a huge range of impressive features

The MightyCall VoIP platform is packed full of incredible features designed to boost your productivity and those all-important call metrics.

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How Do 800 Area Code Numbers Work?

When making a call, the number works like any other. Simply dial the number with the area code 800 to start the call. You won’t be charged for this, as the costs are absorbed by the business.

While toll-free numbers were previously only able to take calls, advancements in technology have meant that now there are additional — and useful — phone services, including auto attendant, call queues, call transfer, and more. There’s also the possibility to use a Voice over Internet Protocol, meaning the service uses the internet to connect, and vanity numbers, where you can put a personal spin on your number.

To set up a business phone number, you’ll need to purchase your number from a provider such as MightyCall. MightyCall, and other similar services, are called Responsible Organizations, or RespOrgs, and they’re responsible for assigning out numbers with an 800 area code.

What Are the Business Benefits of Having a Toll-Free 800 Number?

Appear more professional

With a toll-free area code, you can create a more professional image for your company. For instance, when you use one of these numbers through MightyCall’s VoIP software, you can make use of features like call forwarding, call queues, and more.

Solidify your brand

If you’re able to find a relevant vanity number—that is, a number that includes words or phrases as well as digits, like 1-800-FLOWERS—you can both make your number more relevant and develop a strong brand. By just glancing at your number, people will know who you are and what you do.

Increase your reach

Using a toll-free telephone number allows people from all over the nation to call you. Indeed, with area code 800, states on the other side of the country are within reach, making it easier for you to increase your customer base.

Improves customer satisfaction rates

When clients can reach out to you more easily (and for free!), they’re better able to connect with you. This, in turn, will improve their experience with your company, leading to better customer satisfaction scores.

Is an 800 Area Code a Scam or Fraud?

While the 1-800 numbers themselves are legitimate, and call recipients will expect them to belong to a business or support center, it’s important to note that scammers can spoof numbers. This means they can pose as an entity to take advantage of you and gather your personal information via a scam call. Most commonly, fraudsters have been known to pose as banking institutions but also other trusted establishments, including the IRS and the police. If you’ve previously spoken to a company that uses a toll-free number, you may recognize it or have it in your call history.

How to Prevent an 800 Area Code Scam

Being pestered by bothersome calls? The best way to avoid falling prey to a 1-800 area code scam is to make sure you are well-educated on fraud and to remain vigilant at all times. But if you’re looking for a practical, step-by-step solution to this unfortunate scenario, this section will help:

  • Identify the caller.

If you receive an unsolicited call from an 800 number you don’t recognize, the safest course of action is to take the time to identify who the caller is before trying to get back in touch with them. All you have to do is open up your preferred search engine, type in the telephone number, and hit search.

  • Block spam numbers.

If other people have received scam calls from this number, it’s likely that it has already been reported. In this case, you can easily confirm that the call is not legitimate and can just ignore or block it.

  • Exercise caution when calling back to confirm legitimacy.

If you cannot confirm whether or not the number belongs to a scammer and decide to call them back, place the call from a different device. This is because if you return their call from your own phone, the scammer knows that a legitimate person owns your number, which they may pass on to other fraudsters.

How to Block Unwanted 800 Calls

If you keep receiving unwanted calls from suspicious 800 numbers, this most likely means that your personal number has been leaked on the web. Illegitimate businesses or scammers may try and make the most of this, reaching out to you in an attempt to trick you into paying them money.

At best, these calls can be extremely bothersome; at worst, they can be dangerous. So, you may wish to consider blocking these numbers so they can’t reach you anymore.

Depending on whether you own an Android or iOS device, you can block these calls by following one of the methods set out below.


  1. Open the keypad on your phone.
  2. In the “Recent” tab, press and hold on the number you wish to block.
  3. Press “Block/report spam.”


  1. Open the keypad on your phone.
  2. In either the “Favorites,” “Recents,” or “Voicemail” tab, press next to the number you wish to block.
  3. Scroll down and hit “Block This Caller”.

Are 800 Numbers Safe to Pick Up?

As mentioned above, a caller with a 1-800 area code is not necessarily a scammer or fraudster trying to take your information. If you’re ever unsure about an incoming call, regardless of the area code, you can hang up, search for the company on the internet, and call them back. Be sure to never give out personal information unless you’re sure of the caller. If it turns out to be a scam, it’s advised that you block the number and report it to the Federal Trade Commission if you’re in the U.S. There are similar organizations across the globe to report this to, depending on your country.

How Can You Check If an 800 Number is Legit?

There are multiple ways to check whether a 1-800 phone number is legit:

  1. The first way is to not answer the call if you don’t know the number. If it’s important, the caller may leave a voicemail for you. They may also have communicated in another way, such as email, in-app chat (if they offer that service), or text, to let you know they’ve tried to reach you.
  2. You can also simply paste the 800 area code number into a web browser to do a reverse search, which will bring up some answers.
  3. The number in a toll-free directory will give similar results. If you’re in the U.S., you can use the FCC’s Reassigned Numbers Database, which will show if a number you’re familiar with has been reassigned.

What Is the Difference Between Toll-Free Numbers With Different 800 Codes?

Functionally, there is no real difference between different toll-free area codes; you can purchase any of them for the same price, and all options have the same operating costs. The only difference is when each particular number was first established:

  • 800 was the first toll-free code to come onto the scene. Launched way back on January 1, 1966, this code still enjoys a high degree of popularity today and is widely used throughout North America.
  • 833 is the most recent toll-free code to be launched, having just been established on June 3, 2017, to keep up with rising demands for toll-free phone numbers.
  • 844 was established just a few short years before 833, on December 7, 2013, making it the second-most recent addition on this list.
  • 855 came into use on October 9, 2010 as the need for new landlines and cell numbers continued to rise after the arrival of the new millennium.
  • 866 has been around since July 29, 2000, making it the first of these numbers to be introduced after the millennium.
  • 877 is a little older than 833 but not as old as 800 or 888. This code has been in use since April 4, 1998.
  • 888 was the first toll-free code to be introduced after 800. It was launched on March 1, 1996.

Important Points About 800 Telephone Numbers

How much does a 1-800 number cost?

The cost of this code depends on where you purchase it. With MightyCall, you can find 1-800 phone numbers for as little as $20 per user per month. This package includes not just one but two toll-free or local numbers.

What should you consider when buying a number for your business?

When buying a number for your company, there are several important factors you should stop and consider beforehand. For example:

  • Where do the majority of your calls come from?
  • Do you have a significant national customer base?
  • How about an international one?
  • What benefits do you hope to gain from using this number?

These basic questions can help you get a better idea of what you should be looking for.

Texts from an 800 area code—spam or not?

While it may seem fishy at first, it’s possible to receive a legitimate text from 800 area codes, as toll-free numbers can be text-enabled. Text messages from an 800 area code like this are relatively common, and most of the time they are either scams or from telemarketing companies. However, sometimes they are legitimate — just be sure not to click on links or divulge personal information.

Will MightyCall Help Me Find a Specific 800 Vanity Number?

If you know that you’d like an 800 area code number or even some other toll-free code, that’s great! But what comes next? Choosing one, of course!

You may not be altogether sure what specific number you’d like. If that’s the case, feel free to get in touch for some advice! Our friendly helpers are eager to help and can easily assist you in finding the perfect toll-free code for you.

To make sure you get the best 800 code possible, act now before someone else manages to get hold of it!

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A Few Tips for Picking the Best 1-800 Business Number

Surely, a number is just a number, right? Well, because of what area code 800 is, when picking a number with MightyCall or any other provider, there are a few things to keep in mind that could make a huge difference to your business.

  1. Firstly, it’s important that the number is easy to remember. Letters are easier to recall than numbers, so a vanity number might be of interest to you. Shorter words are also more memorable than longer ones — keep this in mind when choosing your number!
  2. With a vanity number, it’s vital to ensure the word encapsulates what your business does. So if you sell solar panels, 1-800-SOLAR would be a good option.
  3. While it can be fun to pick a vanity number, bear in mind that you’re probably not the first. If 1-800-SOLAR is taken, it’s best not to switch up spellings to make it unique (e.g., 1-800-SOLARR). This can make it confusing for callers looking to contact your business.
  4. You should also avoid hybrid numbers, or 800 numbers that combine an additional number with a word. This could be 1-800-876-SELL, for example. Your callers will still need to remember the 876, which could result in fewer calls reaching your business.
  5. If you’re looking for just a regular number, picking one with repeating numbers such as 0000 or 1010 will make it easier for your customers—and also for yourself!

Should You Get an 800 Area Code for Your Business?

800 numbers are a smart choice for businesses, big or small, that are looking to optimize their communications. MightyCall doesn’t require any hardware to get started, only a web or mobile app, and their interface is both easy to understand and simple to use. They can also integrate into most CRM platforms and have an uptime of 99.99%. In addition, MightyCall can provide your business with a variety of features to boost your company’s interaction experience and business call quality.

So if you’re looking for a reliable, cost-effective provider that can revolutionize your business, get in touch with MightyCall today to get started.


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