Remembering a phone number to a business often is tied directly to how the business markets the number. One way to do this is with a vanity phone number, which is an easy to remember phone number that is converted into text. The text part of the number is directly related to a product or service the business sells or could even be the business name, like 1-800-GO-FEDEX.
People tend to remember vanity numbers easier because of how our brains process information. If you think about the logic behind this, it is easier for people shopping for floral arrangements to remember 1-800-FLOWERS instead of 1-800-356-9377.
Aside from using a vanity number, and some of these can be quite expensive, businesses could also consider using a series or combination of digits that are not difficult to remember, like our phone number 1-800-606-9898.
If you were to dial the number on your phone, your “muscle memory” would remember the easy movements required to call us, helping your brain commit it to long-term memory. With either type of number, you will want to make sure it is catchy or easy to dial, in order to help set you apart from the competition.
Where to Find Vanity and Custom Phone Numbers
The best place to start is to check with your local telephone provider. Most telephone companies have access to a large database of available exchanges and phone numbers in your area, as well as toll-free numbers.
TIP: Try not mentioning you are looking for a vanity phone number, as some phone companies will upcharge for these numbers when they know you want one. If you already know the specific phone number you want, simply call and ask if it is available.
Once you find a phone number, verify it will allow you to forward calls, if needed, like to our call center or virtual receptionist. You can even contact us, here, at Always Answer by phoning 1-800-606-9898 today and inquire about our available toll-free numbers we provide in conjunction with your customized telephone answer and virtual receptionist solutions!