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What is the toll-free 866 reverse lookup?

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The toll-free 866 reverse lookup is a feature that allows anyone receiving a call from a toll-free number beginning with 866 to find out the name of the business calling. Reverse lookup gives an individual the opportunity to determine if they wish to call the business back before dialing.

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Toll-free numbers often show up on caller ID as unknown numbers.These numbers began to be used in the 1960s. Their popularity continued, with the 866 phone number extension being one of many extensions that allows customers to contact businesses free of charge. In addition to the 866 number, 800, 855, 877 and 888 are all toll-free extensions.

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    How can you perform a reverse phone lookup for free?

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    What are the benefits of a free reverse phone lookup?

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    Reverse phone lookup can be useful when trying to determine the identity or origin of an unknown number on one's caller ID or a phone bill. In addition to a person or business name, information such as address and directions are also retrieved through reverse lookup services.

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    Is there a toll free phone number for reverse lookup?

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