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With Thanksgiving and Black Friday upon us, many people are frantically pulling together shopping lists for family and friends. There is always that one person who is hard to buy for. Sure, you can get them a gift card – who doesn’t like “free” shopping? – but, if you really want to wow them, consider getting them a personalized gift that will last a lifetime: a custom vanity phone number. A gift that is especially great for entrepreneurs, business owners,

For most small businesses, inbound phone calls are a vital channel for securing new revenue and improving customer satisfaction and loyalty. The handling of inbound calls is very different for small businesses compared to large companies who rely on call centers. In a small business, it’s likely that the person answering the phone is not dedicated to answering the phone, but rather has other responsibilities in addition. Plus, each call can have a larger impact on your bottom line when

Real Estate Phone Number Trends

Written by: on October 22, 2019

In RingBoost’s 2019 Phone Relevancy Report, Real Estate logged in as the second most popular industry for acquiring vanity and easy-dial local phone numbers. Throw out the old mantra because real estate success is all about “connection, connection, connection.” One way real estate companies are standing out is with custom phone numbers to build brand awareness, increase memorability, and connect with more leads. Here is a quick look into Real Estate custom phone number trends. Download the Real Estate Sector

Local businesses are challenged in many ways and reaching new consumers often tops the list as the most significant. Addressing tactical marketing issues remains critical for success, but without an in-depth, strategic understanding of audience and objectives, marketing campaign effectiveness often suffers.  “Marketers can miss out on valuable brand awareness and conversion opportunities because they don’t truly understand their customers and how best to reach them,” said RingBoost VP of Marketing Ellen Sluder. “They see moderate results and don’t realize

Over the 14 years that RingBoost has been in the custom phone number business, we’ve worked with thousands of attorneys to build their brands and improve response rates. It is a common practice in the legal field for law firms trying to attract consumers –  such as personal injury, mass tort, family law, and DUI defenders – to use memorable numbers in their marketing materials and advertisements. At RingBoost, some of our highest value numbers are secured by attorneys. However,

Phone Number Relevancy Report 2019

Written by: on September 24, 2019

There are between 700 and 800 million phone numbers currently assigned in the United States and Canada, with 384 area codes in use as of the end of 2018.  That’s almost three phone numbers per adult! Consumers spend more than five hours a day on their smartphones. While it might be trendy to think that phone calls are dead for personal communications, when it comes to best practices for business, phone calls remain a vital tool for nurturing leads, closing

Businesses hear the constant drumbeat of “digital, digital, digital” and continue to hone their online marketing to build awareness, attract consumers, and grow revenue. But times are changing in terms of how consumers are accessing online information and brands need to keep up. The Pew Research Center recently released the 2019 update to their annual Mobile Technology and Home Broadband research. Here are some key data points that come out of the report: 81% of Americans own a smartphone 27%

In the past year, the FCC made strides to stop illegal robocalls with increased enforcement of regulations resulting in millions of dollars in fines. But it’s not enough, and consumers cite continued increases in robocalls according to YouMail’s Robocall Index. Now, in addition to a focus on enforcement, they are looking to get to the root of the problem.  While there are types of robocalls that are allowed by law, any solicitation calls that are made with a “spoofed” number

STIR/SHAKEN stops robocalls

Update on the FCC Toll-Free (833) Auction The FCC Seeks Feedback on Proposed Auction Procedures We’re excited to share that there has been some movement in regards to the auction for the super premium toll-free vanity numbers under the 833 exchange. This is the first substantial update since 2018, and it shows that forward momentum is picking up. However, there are details still yet to be determined. Timeline highlights:  The FCC is accepting petitions from governmental and non-profit health and

Would you rather a prospect picked up the phone to call or navigated to your website to complete an online form? If you’re like most business owners, you prefer an initial phone call because it allows you to efficiently assess the situation, answer questions, and open opportunities for up-selling. After all, phone calls convert to revenue at 10-15x the rate of web leads. And, studies show that two thirds of consumers prefer to contact a business by phone – nearly