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Question #7297 posted on 08/18/2004 4:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is the difference between 1-800 and 1-888 numbers? Are there any other toll free numbers besides those?
- the Happy Dialer

A: Dear the Happy Dialer,
There isn't really a difference. When they ran out of 800 numbers they continued with 888, and I've even seen 877 and some other ones. There are several phone scam companies that have set up shop in Utah because the 801 area code looks like it would be toll free, but it's not.

-Balthazar
A: Dear Carrot Top,

You can add 1-866 numbers to the list as well.

-Dragonboy
A: Dear Dial Happy,

Just don't think that 809 is a toll free area code. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/scams/809.htm

-CGNU Grad