Dr. Z is still seeing people use 866 numbers and giving them to their friends, relatives and doctors.
Dr. Z wants to remind everyone that FREE 800/866 numbers for VRS will stop on November 21, 2012. All VRS providers have been asked by the FCC to stop servicing 800/866 numbers on that date.
If you want to keep your 800/866 numbers, you will have to pay a monthly fee.
IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE TO A LOCAL NUMBER, YOUR DOCTORS, YOUR RELATIVES AND OTHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE YOUR 800/866 NUMBER WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU!
What should you do? Just give out your local number, instead of your 800/866 number. Local numbers are free.
In the next few weeks, ZVRS will make a list available of who you need to contact to service your 800/866 numbers for a monthly fee.
Here’s the link to the FCC web page on this subject.
Dr. Z cares about your communication access.
Disclaimer: Dr. Z is currently the Vice-President of Business Development and Outreach at CSDVRS, LLC.