800 Numbers: Get `Em While You Can

TOLL-FREE 800 NUMBERS ARE just about used up. Experts say the supply of unused numbers may run out by yearend, if not before. Worse, its successor, 888, likely will not be ready until April next year, which will possibly leave a gap of several months. Corporate America is "very, very concerned," says attorney Colleen Bothby, who represents such big 800 users as General Electric and Bank of America.

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