Looking to acquire a vanity number for your business but unsure how to start the process?
Look no further!
Vanity numbers, also referred to as custom phone numbers, are easy-to-remember, toll-free numbers. Custom vanity numbers start with an 8XX prefix. Currently, the available prefixes to choose from are:
Following its prefix, custom phone numbers will either spell a word, phrase, or have a repeating number frequency.
If you are looking to lease a custom phone number for your business, it is easy to do so by choosing a vanity number provider (like CallSource) to aid in your custom phone number needs.
How can you get a custom phone number? All you have to do is follow the simple steps below to acquire your vanity phone number as soon as possible.
Step 1: Find Your Perfect Custom Vanity Phone Number
First, you will need to brainstorm and decide on a few number options that you want.
Do you want a specific word or phrase? Do you have a few word options? Or would you rather have a repeater number?
Decide what you will be searching for beforehand so that you do not get overwhelmed when it comes time to choose your number.
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Step 2: Make sure your custom phone number has the right amount of digits
Count out the number of letters/numbers that are in the word or phrase you’d like in your custom vanity number.
You will need a minimum of 7 digits (after the prefix) in your number – so make sure that the word/phrase you choose is at least 7 characters long. If it is not, you must be willing to have a combination of numbers with your word.
Ex: Using the word “DENTIST” works perfectly because 888-DENTIST has 7 digits, so no extra numbers are needed. However, if you want the word “TOOTH,” your number may look more like 877-55-TOOTH.
Words or phrases over 7 characters also work in a vanity number. However, it is best to try not to exceed 10 digits as it may be harder to remember. Also, keep in mind that whatever numbers are dialed after the 7th number do not matter in the actual typing of the digits into a phone keypad.
Step 3: Coverage options
What kind of coverage will you need for your vanity number? You want potential customers to be able to reach you from this number.
Are you a local business with mostly local customers? If so, statewide coverage may be fine for you to have a more local vanity phone number.
Multi-State & Regional Coverage
Perhaps your business is in a tri-state area, and although most customers are still fairly local, you may want to get combined coverage for all of the surrounding states. Multi-state coverage is an option for you.
Lastly, you may want to get nationwide coverage for your custom phone number. Nationwide covers secures that no one else can have the same vanity number as you.
Nationwide coverage is also a preferable option for businesses with multiple locations across the country or business located in areas that have many transplants.
Coverage is based off of a phone number’s area code – so if many people who live in your area have moved from their home-state and kept their original phone number, your vanity number wouldn’t be accessible to them if you had only state coverage and they have an out-of-state phone number. This is important to keep in mind when choosing the coverage option that you need for your custom vanity phone number.
CallSource leases vanity numbers for Canadian business as well, so make sure to note this when searching for phone number availability in your area.
Step 4: Search available vanity phone number options in the vanity phone number tool
Search for the custom phone number that you desire!
CallSource’s vanity search tool is easy to use.
Simply search for the keywords that you choose along with any other filters you may want to apply.
Do you care about the placement of the word, such as if numbers may come before or after the keyword? Do you have a specific prefix preference?
Once you search for some numbers you are interested in, you can view their coverage availability. Make your own custom list to request a quote on the number(s) you are interested in. It’s as simple as that!
Step 5: Lease your custom vanity phone number
Speak to a representative to get more details regarding pricing and availability. Some numbers may be available only in specific states or areas, while others are available nationwide.
Determine which is best for your business and then move forward in achieving the perfect vanity number that you need.
Step 6: Publish your vanity number
Once you have acquired a personalized phone number, you want to make sure to publish it in order to start receiving calls!
Vanity numbers work great for branding purposes and for ads that can benefit from easy-to-remember numbers or phrases. Some perfect options for campaigns to use your new custom vanity phone number in are for a radio ad, or in television or a podcast.
Wherever you choose to use your vanity phone number, make sure that you use it for its best ROI opportunity, and to track your calls with call tracking, which is included on all CallSource vanity numbers.
Get a Vanity Phone Number Today
Now that you know how easy it is, it is time to acquire a vanity number for your business.
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