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19 Dec 2012 - 05:24:41 am

Guide in Choosing Vanity Numbers

800 numbers boost company's imageThe first way to employ an effective telephone system is choosing an easy-to-recall vanity number. Vanity numbers of 800 numbers are mix of digits and numbers that will form as a hot line number representing a company, a brand or a product. These are the numbers advertised along with the products/services in different advertising media. Choosing of vanity numbers is a very crucial step since it might direct the business to success or failure.

Businesses must be reminded that vanity numbers are the key link to consumers. If it can't gain spot in your consumer's minds, it can probably deliver the company to losses. Thus, before choosing a vanity number for yourself, take this tips:

I. Make It AlphaNumeric
Human tend to recall words than numbers. When you are getting a toll free number, make it alphanumeric so it can be easily memorized and can stick to a viewer's minds even at one glance.

II. Avoid Hybrid Numbers
When you are choosing a vanity number or 800 numbers, make use of catchy and easily recalled ones. You can do no good for number likes 1800-452- PETS but it is better to have a 1800-LovePets. As you can see, it is not common and will associate your phone number to emotional aspect of getting the product for your pet.

III. Use Humor
Since you can use letters in your phone number, you can make it catchy or humorous. Playing with letters and numbers can be fun but you must consider G-rated, not vulgar or barbaric humor words incorporated in the number. The vanity number can be very memorable for a consumer since it may touch his/her sensible sights. However, you must be cautious in making it humorous because it might make your brand memorably funny.

IV. Rhymes in The Numbers
Rhymes are very easy to recall. This is more effective when spoken loud through TV and radio ads. When an effective rhyming vanity number is made, it will ring like a jingle and can be easily repeated by a consumer.

V. Simple Spelling
Remember that this number should be accurately spelled by the consumer. A wrongly spelled vanity number may call your competitor, thus, you must employ “wrong spelling wrong” habit. Avoid the use “Q” and “Z” because not all keypads will have this letters on it. Another thing is to avoid confusion among your consumers. For example 1800-GirlsShirts can be spelled with one S when there is supposed to be 2Ss or vice versa. When you are into picking vanity numbers choose simple words but memorable ones.

VI. Original and Industry Related
Choosing a vanity number is critical especially for those who are just starting up using telephone systems. The choice of these numbers should be industry related so that it can be easily associated with the product you are selling. You can use your company name, if it is already known in the public. However, if it is not yet largely known, choose a product name or specific benefit from the product you are selling. For example, instead of using 1800-JOHNFEIR for John Feir's salon and spa treatment, you can use 1800- SPATREATMENT.
Vanity numbers or 800numbers are not just numbers you can take for granted. It will represent your company and the product you sell. It will be a channel of receiving bulk of calls from potential customers since they will not pay for any minutes they can take.
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