Toll-free numbers allow people to place free calls to those who would otherwise incur long distance charges for calling numbers outside their local calling area. Toll-free number subscribers pay for the incoming calls.
Toll-free number subscribers can arrange for incoming calls to ring to any phone number, such as land lines or cellular phones, and there is no need for extra lines or equipment features. The features the owner uses on local lines also work for the incoming toll-free calls, including voicemail and call forwarding. Distinctive rings or announcements allow businesses to distinguish local incoming calls from toll-free incoming calls.