Our 800 Numbers are reserved and activated instantly once you pay in your account. Call forwarding can be set up in minutes, if not seconds. To activate call forwarding for your 800 number you need a positive account balance. So, the first time you buy a toll free number with 800 Call Forward, your number may not be instantly working. You may need to add calling credit if you don't already have it. If you are having any issues, simply submit a support ticket and we'll help you along.