1300 MR PHONEWORDS

Mr Phonewords is a leading provider of 1300, 1800 and 13 phonewords for Australian businesses.

Mr Phonewords is a leading provider of 1300, 1800 and 13 phonewords for Australian businesses.

FAQs

Can I choose my own Phoneword?

Yes.  MR PHONEWORDS has a database of words available and can offer you a range of words to suit your business. 

If there is a specific word you want, our specialists will help you.

What is overdialing

Overdialling occurs when a person dials a phoneword that is longer than the standard length of a 1300, 13 or 1800 phone number. 

Here’s an example: 

Most 1300 numbers have a 10-digit primary number. If you dial 1300 MR PHONEWORDS you are actually dialling a 12-digit number (1300 677 466 396 737). Phonewords allow for this by giving a business an extra 2 to 4 numbers. The extra numbers are effectively “ignored” by the phone carrier who reads only the first 6-10 digits pressed hence bringing the phone number back in line with the standard phone number length.

Here is a quick overview of overdialling allowances on phonewords:

 

13 prefix

1300 prefix

1800 prefix

Standard length of word (letters)

6

10

10

Extra letters allowed (overdialling)

4

4

4

How phonewords translate to a phone number

If you look at your telephone keypad, you’ll see that every number (excluding number 1) has a series of letters associated with it. The number 2 is associated with A, B and C, the number 3 associates with D, E and F and so on.  

Phonewords use these letters to form telephone numbers. For example, 1300 MR PHONEWORDS will translate to 1300 677 466 when you press the numbers that correspond to the letters in the name. 

Every day, more and more businesses are turning to phonewords because they are proven much easier to remember than telephone numbers. Shouldn’t you do the same for your business?