A Word Dial Vanity Number is simply a phone number that spells a word or words enabling a potential or current customer to easily recall the number from memory.
There are assigned characters to numbers on a phone keypad (except the 1 and 0 keys) as illustrated to the right. The characters can be recalled from memory instead of numbers if you have a Word Dial Vanity Number. We've all heard of 800-FLOWERS® which is also 800-356-9377 or 800-MATTRESS® which is 800-628-8737.
A Word Dial Vanity Number can be seven or more digits like 800-ROYAL-CARIBBEAN (800-769-2522) that is 14 characters long and 877-TD-AMERITRADE (877-832-6374) that is 12 characters long because your phone will ignore any extra numbers dialed beyond seven numbers plus the area code.
What's easier for customer's to remember? A number like 800-WORD-DIAL or 800-967-3342