I have two different area code phone numbers on my cell. I have bandit signs with one number for Broward county and more signs with a different number for Brevard county. To me, it seems pretty obvious that the local number would work better…but I don’t have any experience with a toll free number to be able to say that with certainty.
I have a toll free number for some of the fliers I have but I am considering switching it to local number… does anyone notice any difference with response ratio while having both numbers? better or worse?
From my surfing of REI sites over the months I have seen that most believe that a local number brings better response.
The toll free number gives you a more “national” image. Most sellers looking at your advertising believe a local number means a local person who knows their area well and can help them on a more personal basis.