What cookies & new phone numbers have in common

Three words:

Chocolate. Chip. Cookies.

The dough is made and you somehow resisted every temptation to eat it before actually baking cookies.

Ok let’s be real here: you took a few bites!

The cookies are rolled into balls and placed in the oven.

You set the timer.

Now, you wait. This is the hardest part.

The scent of warm cookies baking fills the air, their chocolate chips melting as the time ticks on in the oven.

You wonder, “Should I pour a glass of milk in advance to prepare for my delicious treat?

Holding off on the milk, you realize that if you pour it now, it may not be crisp cold when it’s time to eat.

With the anticipation of the fresh cookies, you find yourself tapping fingers on the counter, staring at the timer. You peek in the oven a few times.

Not done yet.

Then…the magical minute appears – DING DING DING goes the timer!

Your cookies are finally ready!

So, what does baking cookies have to do with phone numbers?

When you order a new number from us, there’s an activation time attached.

The activation time is the time it takes for the new number order to “bake” and be ready.

Just like waiting for cookies to bake in the oven, you have to wait for your new phone number order to complete before it’s ready for use.

And, just like you don’t pour the milk before the cookies are out of the oven, you don’t order marketing materials until the number is activated.

To find the activation time frame of a number before you make your purchase, search for your desired phone number on our website. On the left hand side, you’ll see the phone numbers available for you to choose from. And, on the right, you’ll see the price.

Directly below the price, an activation time frame

  • The Get It Now Option will take approximately 2-3 hours to activate your new number.
  • All other numbers will complete within a 3-10 day time frame.

Since you can only port an active phone number, if you will be porting a number away to a new provider, you will need to allow the activation time frame to complete and your number to become active in your account. 

To see this in action, watch our video:

Now, go get yourself some cookies and start ordering your phone numbers!

We believe behind every telephone number there’s a beautiful idea, opportunity, or person. We strive to create those meaningful connections every day. To learn more about us, visit NumberBarn.com and follow us on FacebookInstagramPinterestLinkedIn and Twitter.

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Jenny Dempsey

Jenny Dempsey is the Customer Experience Manager for NumberBarn