How do I get a 0800 number?
To get a 0800 number all you need to do is contact a telecommunications provider (such as Cloud Edge) who can set this up for you. Ready to go? Fill in our form below or call us today on 0800 303 202.
You don’t need any special equipment to get a 0800 number. All you need is a phone to receive calls.
Which toll-free number should I get?
In New Zealand, you have a choice of toll-free numbers beginning with 0800 or 0508. There are two different selections because toll-free numbers started out belonging to Vodafone and Spark. Now, anyone can use these numbers.
If you’re getting your first 0800 or 0508 number, it’s a good idea to choose a number that’s going to be easy for your customers to remember. Many companies go for numbers whereby the letters make up the company name; e.g. 0800 BREEZE (The Breeze Radio). If you’re going to do this, just consider how user-friendly the numerical version is.
Your telecommunications company can tell you what numbers are available. They can also set up your toll-free (or 0800 or 0508) number to divert to your office landline or to a mobile phone.
If you already have an 0800 number or 0508 number, you can move it to a new provider if you want to change providers.
The benefits of a toll-free number
The biggest incentive is more enquiries because with a toll-free number, your customers can call you from mobiles or out of the area free of charge, unless you choose to block these particular calls, only allowing local callers. This can reduce your monthly phone bill.