Toll-Free

(redirected from Toll-free telephone number)
Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

Toll-Free

A telephone number that never results in charges to the caller. That is, one is not assessed long distance or other charges when one calls a toll-free number. It is often used for charities and technical support services in which the owner of the number solicits phone calls. In the United States, toll-free numbers usually begin with 800 or 888.
References in periodicals archive ?
The Air Force Personnel Center at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, has established a new toll-free telephone number for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen and civilian employees to share when calling the Total Force Service Center to inquire about centralized personnel actions.
Private sector, other government, and nonprofit employers can request unlimited searches by calling a toll-free telephone number.
The national toll-free telephone number for poison-control centers is 1-800-222-1222.
Members of the Highway Watch program can report their observations by calling a toll-free telephone number. An average of 272 reports are made each month, and more than half of these have security implications.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has set up a special Web site (www.firstgov.gov) and a toll-free telephone number (800-FED-INFO or 800-333-4636) that feature up-to-date news and information on the data compromise.
The VA has set up a special Web site (www.firstgov.gov) and a toll-free telephone number (800-FED-INFO or 800-333-4636) that feature up-to-date news and information on the data compromise.
Health care providers can call a toll-free telephone number (800-573-6121) or access a Web site (www.psych.uic.edu/clinical/HRSA) to ask questions about screening, assessing, and treating their patients with perinatal depression.
The 800-282-7117 toll-free telephone number and the www.presenttense.com web site will remain operative until year's end.
"They can call our toll-free telephone number and receive free installation and training services.
31, and the company's toll-free telephone number and Web site will remain operational until the end of the year.
Since it starred in 2001, the initiative's aim has been to inform families about low-cost and free health care coverage available through Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and to promote the federal government's Maternal and Child Health Bureau's national toll-free telephone number, (877) KIDS-NOW, which parents can call to find out if their kids are eligible.
Established in 1998, it became fully operational on November 1, 2000, through the use of a widely circulated, toll-free telephone number (1-866-COP-2COP).