A Responsible Organization (RespOrg) Manages Toll Free Numbers

RespOrgs manage the information stored about Toll Free numbers – chiefly the Carrier Identification Code (CIC) – in a national database called the SMS/800. This information is used by local carriers to route a call through the appropriate long distance carrier. To think of this process more simply, RespOrgs manage Toll Free Number routing before calls reach the long distance carrier.


The Independent Advantage

We build routing templates that distribute call traffic among multiple carriers, a process known as multi-carrier routing. This puts control of a Toll Free Number in the hands of its subscriber rather than the issuing carrier. The advantages of moving a Toll Free number to an independent RespOrg are numerous and include services such as Least Cost Routing, Disaster Recovery, and Toll Free texting. Don’t leave your numbers at the mercy of your carrier, choose an independent RespOrg and take control.

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Your Questions Answered: Independent RespOrgs

Q: Can ATL Communications work with my specific carrier?

A: Yes, as an independent RespOrg we are carrier neutral and already have authorization to use the CIC codes of almost every carrier.

How It Works


Route the number

The CIC code identifies how the number should be routed

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Carrier RespOrg

A Carrier RespOrg uses their own network exclusively

Carrier RespOrg

Independent RespOrg

An Independent RespOrg, like ATL Communications isn’t tied to a single carrier and is free to select the most cost effective route for the call

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Carrier Options

RespOrg Services

Disaster Recovery for Toll Free

What if there was a way to bypass your carrier and get your toll free number(s) working again in minutes? Disaster Recovery service is a powerful tool that promises just that. Learn more about Disaster Recovery

Least Cost Routing

When inbound toll free calls are routed to your company, that traffic can follow several different paths. Least Cost Routing is a method by which we help you determine the lowest cost path. Learn more about Least Cost Routing

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