I believe those are actually "900" numbers.
As for the "800" or "Toll free" numbers - what's the big deal, I don't get it.
Personally, I bank at three different institutions and they have had "800" numbers for as long as I can remember.
I'll try to clear up the mystery regarding the ubiquitous bank "1-800" numbers.
According to rumors from Gurus that shall go unnamed for now, there will be special 1-800 numbers set up just for those folks who have formed groups that prefer to cash in their IQD together for security, safety, or other convenience reasons. The participating banks will therefore reveal to those group members (via their chosen contact person) the as yet unlisted 1-800 numbers immediately upon receiving word from whatever authority (unknown, or course) that announces that the Revaluation of the IQD has occurred.
The chosen contact person is then tasked with passing their special and exclusive 1-800 number to each of their group members who will in turn make the call to that particular bank to arrange a specific appointment time. During the call the bank representative will also inform the caller of the specific exchange location, which may or may not be close by where they happen to live. The allotted air time for the call shall be limited to exactly two minutes, and requires that the amount to be exchanged be revealed at that time for the expediency of the bank in preparation for each member's arrival. If for any reason the appointment is not kept, there will be no rescheduling allowed.
In addition, there is a sub-category of this myth that involves a so-called special rate above and beyond the CBI posted rate that shall be available ONLY to those group members who have pre-registered both their name and their specific IQD amount. This group is to be entitled to the much higher rate due to their apparent philanthropic intentions, which must be detailed and concise, and presented in writing upon cash-in.
Thus, if you wish to be among the soon-to-be newly privileged, just sign up with a group and wait for the contact person to provide you your exclusive 1-800 number. After that it shouldn't be too very long before you will join the registry of the infamous One Percent, and leave us Ninety-nine Percenters behind forever.
Edited by billio0, 26 November 2013 - 12:30 AM.