What is Ignition?
We are a telecommunications firm that specializes in the acquisition and licensing of high quality vanity toll-free phone numbers that businesses use to fortify their brands and increase their marketing response.
We focus solely on the best vanity toll-free numbers. Specializing in this niche of telecommunications allows us to provide our clients with superior numbers, knowledge and service. It is all we do and with our call reporting system you’ll be able to quantify the results easily and immediately.
What can I expect by securing a vanity number?
Better results. More Referrals. Higher quality leads. People recall numbers like 1-800-ROOF-ALL better than random ones at a rate of 75%. People who call a business are not only more likely to do business with that company, but they do it faster. Phone leads result in new business 10 times faster than online leads. And consumers recall vanity phone numbers 57% higher than URLs. Radio ads with a toll-free vanity number yield 14 times more phone calls than ads with numeric numbers. The stats go on and on. Vanity toll-free numbers are the most affordable way to build your brand and increase business. If you are skeptical of stats then just use common sense. Compare 734-812-2363 to 1-800-MORE-SLEEP. Which one would you remember?
Toll-Free numbers are a central part of how business is done today. Especially vanity toll-free numbers. Their value is no longer tied to cost savings. Today they are powerful, professional, marketing tools that aid in branding and put consumers in direct response with the companies advertising them. This is why 75% of Fortune 500 companies have a vanity phone number (e.g., 1-800-MY-APPLE, 1-800-WALMART and 1-888-MET-LIFE). In addition, the North American Number Planning Administration continues to introduce dozens of new, unfamiliar, telephone area codes each year making toll-free prefixes the most recognized and familiar to consumers.
What does licensing a phone number mean?
In terms of functionality and performance, licensing a phone number is no different than your current phone number. With most telecommunication’s services you are merely a customer, but with an Ignition phone number you are a Licensee and have complete control. As a Licensee you can sublease, sell or transfer your rights to your unforgettable phone number. Simply select the area codes you need for your business. We will program it so that anyone dialing your new unforgettable phone number in the areas your have selected will ring directly to you.
Why would someone license a phone number?
Primarily because of cost and scarcity. Since the early 1990’s vanity phone numbers have been increasing in price and the most recognized prefixes like 800 and 888 are no longer available through normal phone providers. Much like web domains, the better the term the higher the price. For example in 1998 1-800-CONTACTS was purchased for $186,000. Fast forward to today and recent sales include 1-800-MATTRESS for $13,000,000, 1-800-TICKETS for $1,000,000 and 1-800-867-5309 (Jenny song) for $25,000,000. Ignition acquires similar phone numbers and then licenses these numbers by area code to its clients. This makes it affordable for our clients to have an absolutely unforgettable phone number for a sliver of their acquisition costs by paying only for the areas they need.
Who licenses phone numbers?
Every type of business you could imagine and more. Many of the most popular phone numbers around are licensed from companies like ours. Numbers like 1-800-LAWYERS, 1-800-HARDWOOD and 1-888-FENCING are just a few numbers being licensed nationwide by a single user or multiple users. Companies that can’t afford or don’t need a number nationwide will turn to Ignition for an unforgettable phone number that fits their business and their budget.
Why should I use Ignition? Can’t I just get a number on my own?
The types of numbers that build brands and create markets are not easily available anymore. Gone are the days of calling a phone company and getting a high quality vanity number. Ignition has invested heavily in securing the best possible numbers around. Ignition has access to valuable vanity phone numbers that other companies don’t.
How does it work?
Our clients select the markets they do business in. With our geo-routing system we can route calls made within specific geographic area to the appropriate company. So when a customer dials one of our client’s unforgettable phone numbers in their market, we make sure that the call is routed directly to them. The caller’s experience is seamless and no different than any other call they’ve ever made, except that they can actually remember the number they just dialed. Once an area code is secured no one else can license the number in the same area. Ignition makes it possible for a business to have an unforgettable phone number for an affordable price.
Does it work with cell phones?
Yes. Even if the person has an out of area cell phone number our system will identify the callers GPS coordinates and route accordingly.
Do I need to purchase any additional equipment or phone lines?
No. We make all of our phone numbers route to an existing phone line. That means we can make it ring to your office, cell phone or both at the same time. We can also set up custom menus and announcements as well.
How will I know if my number is actually getting me more business?
With our 24/7 call tracking software. Our system is online and available anytime for you to access. You won’t have to wait for a monthly statement to see how your campaign is performing because you will be able to log in on demand. You can also listen to the recorded calls, download the data in excel or easily format it into a graph for presentation purposes.
How is this different than my current phone service?
Our service is no different than any other phone service. We utilize a geo-routing system that allows our clients to receive calls from the markets they select. Calls that are made within a client’s selected market area route based on the caller’s physical location. This system makes our numbers affordable to both large and small businesses.
How long does it take for my new number to activate?
We can have your new number ringing to you in 24 hours or less.
What kinds of payment are accepted?
Credit card, eCheck and check is accepted. Our clients can elect to do a month to month subscription or an annual term.
Do you provide discounts?
Client that select multiple area codes enjoy discounted rates. As well as clients that elect to do a single annual payment. They can save 15%. We have custom packages too for those looking to save even more.
What is included with your service?
All of our numbers include access to our 24/7 call tracking and recording system. Our system allows you to log in online and from anywhere. You can listen to calls, analyze call data and either download data into your format of choice or present graphically. Customer support is always free and uncomplicated. Just call us to see how easy Ignition is to do business with.
Are there any limitations on how you can use the number?
No. You can use the number however you would like to promote your business. Our clients advertise with their numbers online, on TV, radio, outdoor, in print and on their vehicles.
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