Area 855 means area code 855 which is a toll free number. Area code 855 is not assigned to any geographical location or area; code number won’t charge extra calling rates by any telecom company.
So, now the question arises, what actually toll free number is?
TOLL FREE NUMBER
Toll free numbers or toll free telephone numbers are also known as “free phone numbers”. These are the telephone numbers with particular area codes. These are the numbers with distinct three digits codes. A person form anywhere can call to these numbers but only with landline. Another point is that a person calling will not charge for a call, instead of him call receiver will be charged. And, receiver will not reveal who the caller was. But, a person calling from mobile phones will be charged according to the minutes. Toll free numbers are not interchangeable; this means if a toll free number is assigned to any area then later it can’t be changed by anyone. They are particularly common for costumer’s service. It had helped many costumers to contact with their businesses in the most convenient way. Costumers also have the facility to text messages as these numbers are text enabled and they will respond back with text message.
HISTORY OF TOLL FREE NUMBERS
Toll free numbers or “automated collect calling” was first released by AT&T in 1967, beginning with the prefix “800”, for the ease of overworked staff of phone operating system and for the costumers to call businesses with paying for their calls. Before this, a costumer had to make many calls and could not be connected until the receiver of the call agreed to pay the charges. In a single year, around 7 million toll free numbers were assigned to the different areas.
The first business use of area code 800 was by a company that hosted numbers for existing major companies that were mostly national hotel and car rental chains.
TOLL FREE NUMBERS IN PAKISTAN
0800, followed by 5 to 8 digit numbers, is the toll free number of Pakistan. 0800-xxxxx is telephone numbers of Pakistan. Toll Free service helps to extend your business reach, gives efficient customer services and provides important solutions in order to continue your business. It also gives the marketing advantages. It has 24 hours costumer service. The International country code of Pakistan is “+92”.
Some of the major toll free numbers of bank are;
• Habib Bank Ltd. HBL: 0800-55555
• Soneri Bank: 0800-00500
• Bank Alfalah: 0800-22511
• Meezan Bank: 0800-62000
• UBL: 0800-22825
• Habib Bank Limited: 0800-11223
• Askari Commercial Bank Ltd: 0800-40004
• Allied Bank of Pakistan: 0800-22522
• First Women Bank: 0800-67676
• Muslim Commercial Bank: 0800-11786
• Union Bank: 0800-36524
• Metropolitan Bank Ltd: 0800-63876
• Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan: 0800-00342
• United bank limited: 0800-11825
• World Bank: 0800-11222
• Saudi Pak Commercial Bank: 0800-77225
AREA CODE OF CITIES OF PAKISTAN
The smaller the city the longer will be the prefix of area code. All the large cities have 2 digits codes. Before 2009, Karachi and Lahore were having 8 digits number, than on July 1, 2009, telephone numbers in Karachi and Lahore changed to 7 digits number. Commonly phone numbers are written as (0xx) yyyyyyy, where xx is area code and 0 is the prefix, dialing from within the country. International callers should dial +92xxyyyyyyy.
All mobile codes in Pakistan are of four digits and start from 03, having the format 03XZ-YYYYYYY, where X is the single letter code assigned to the mobile phone operator and Z-YYYYYYY is the 8 digits local telephone number.
Area codes for common cities of Pakistan are;
• Karachi: 021 xxxxxxxx
• Lahore: 042 xxxxxxxx
• Islamabad and Rawalpindi: 051 xxxxxxxx
• Faisalabad: 041 xxxxxxxx
• Hyderabad: 022 xxxxxxx
• Sukkur: 071 xxxxxxx
• Sialkot: 052 xxxxxxx
• Quetta: 081 xxxxxxx
• Peshawar: 091 xxxxxxx
• Multan: 061 xxxxxxx
• Gujrat: 053 xxxxxxx
• Bahawalpur: 062 xxxxxxx
• Gujranwala: 055 xxxxxxx
• Abbottabad: 0992 xxxxxx
• Jhelum: 0544 xxxxxx
• Gwadar: 086 xxxxxxx
ARE TOLL FREE NUMBER 24 HOURS
Some toll free numbers offers their services to you for 24/7, which means you can call to the respective area code and ask for help regarding any business queries for 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. But, some toll free numbers serving for 24 hours to their costumers which means after business hours or working hours, which is 8 A.M to 5 P.M, a costumer can leave voice message and they will respond back whenever they will listen to your voice note and will provide their best customer service.
ADVANTAGES OF TOLL FREE NUMBERS
Toll free numbers provide you with great benefits, like;
It gives your business recognition as it makes it makes your business look professional and established.
It saves your time in a sense that you don’t have to dial many numbers and visit places for help in business, instead by only dialing toll free number, it will sort out all your problems. It will help you to maintain records.
Toll free number assists you to connect your business anytime and from anywhere. They offer their services for 24/7.
NOT MUCH EXPANSIVE
Caller, if dialing toll free number from landline, so it is free for them and receiver will have to pay for the call. The call is quite cheap and affordable. It will charge around Rs. 1000-1500 per month.
CALLING THROUGH ANY DEVICE
You can make calls from any device, landlines, mobile phones, skype, and any other internet app. They have an automatic system of attending calls, so you don’t have to wait in queue for long hours. So the communication is easy.
AREA CODE 855
Area 855 is the area code of Cambodia country. Phone number having the code 855 belongs to the Cambodia country – a South Asian country. 855 prefix toll-free numbers are the ten-digit phone number and they look like 855-xxx-xxxx. “855” is not actually the real area code; it is the prefix for toll free numbers used by people all over the world.
Other than area code 855, there are several more area toll free numbers, 888 numbers were introduced in 1996, 877 and 866 numbers released in 1998 and 1999, respectively, in 2010 the most recent one 855 numbers were introduced.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
HOW TO TRACE A TOLL FREE NUMBER?
- Redial the toll free number in order to track the owner or company which initially made a call. If the call is connected, inquire about who you are talking to.
- But, if the call remains unconnected, google the toll free number.
- Check GoTollFree.com and Anywho.com to retrieve costumer information for the toll free number.
- Get the owner’s name, business, city and other important information.
- Call the phone company and ask if the telephone number is unlisted and request them the address history of the owner’s number.
Are 855 numbers safe?
Yes, because this is just toll free prefix for the number. So, there is no reason to be unsafe.
ARE 855 NUMBERS TOLL FREE IN CANADA?
Canadian toll free numbers, include 1-855, are available as an add-on to business lines in Canada.
Area code 855 which is a toll free number and also the area code of Cambodia country. Toll free numbers are the telephone numbers with special area code. These calls are free for landline users but not free for Mobile phone users; they will be charged for the airtime minutes. 0800 is the Pakistan’s area code. Toll free numbers too have many benefits.