A phone number with an 844 area code is a common sight in North America. And this is because this number is a toll free number for the country, making businesses in the region more accessible to residents. This number serves businesses and corporations in Canada, the United States, and countries in the Pacific and Caribbean located within the North American continent.
844 Area Code: Location and History
An 844 area code number is not a geographic code but is primarily used in the United States, Canada, and countries in the Pacific and Caribbean that fall under the North American continent. This includes popular states in the US like New York, California, Texas, Florida, and Canadian metropolitan areas like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal.
844 is a toll free number that charges the receiver instead of the caller. This makes it an ideal contact number so that customers can connect with an enterprise without paying any fees. These numbers start with a distinct three-digit code, namely 8XX. 800 was the original toll free number but because of a growing need of toll free numbers for businesses, the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) had to create more toll free codes. The 844 area code toll free number came into existence in 2013, as a result. Other toll free codes are 800, 888, 877, 866, 855, and 833.
Benefits of the 844 Area Code
Getting a toll free 844 area code number for your business will open a free way for customers to contact you. And since they don’t have to pay any extra fees, even for long-distance calls, they are more likely to make those phone calls. And since toll free numbers are generally associated with large, successful corporations, your company can develop a similar professional image.
But more importantly, toll free numbers with call forwarding services—that is, they forward incoming calls to numbers of your choice—can give you the benefit of additional communication tools. For example, when you purchase a toll free business number from United World Telecom, you get to use features like:
- Interactive voice response (IVR)
- Unlimited extensions
- Customized greetings
- Personalized voicemail
- Call recording
- SMS, fax, and voicemail forwarding
- Time of day routing
- Select country routing, and more.
These tools can be used to further solidify your company’s image as well as provide customized caller experience to clients reaching out to your service.
About North America
North America is a continent located within the Northern Hemisphere. And it is home largely to Canada and the United States. Pacific and Caribbean countries located within this continent are:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- British Virgin Islands
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Barthélemy
- Saint Lucia
- The Bahamas
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- U.S. Virgin Islands
The continent is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean in the north, Atlantic in the east, Pacific in the west and south, and South America and the Caribbean Sea to the southeast. Canadian regions that fall under North America:
- Atlantic Canada
- Central Canada
- Canadian Prairies
- British Columbia Coast
- Northern Canada.
The United States regions that come under this continent are:
- New England
- South Atlantic States
- East North Central States
- West North Central States
- East South Central States
- West South Central States
- Mountain States
- Pacific States.
Because of the geographic range of this area code, it comes under various time zones. The western states of the US follow Pacific time (UTC–8). The eastern states, on the other hand, follow Eastern time (UTC–5). States in the Midwest follow Mountain time (UTC–7) and central states follow Central time (UTC–6). Lastly, Alaska follows Alaska standard time (UTC–9). Keeping track of all the time zones can be difficult. However, it is good to be aware of what time zone companies or potential customers are in.
Getting an 844 Area Code Number
Getting an 844 area code toll free number is quick and easy with no unnecessary set-up. Just sign up for one on the United World Telecom homepage. Simply select a number for the country you want. United World Telecom has toll free numbers, including 844 numbers, for almost all countries in North America. Not convinced your business needs a toll free number yet? Contact us today to learn more.