Mayweather versus McGregor is being dubbed “The Fight of the Century” because of the worldwide anticipation and more than $500 million dollars that will be at stake when the two boxers square off on Saturday night. Advertisers from all over the world will be vying for a slice of the profits, so we came up with 5 ways that companies will use toll free numbers during Mayweather versus McGregor.
Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather both know a thing or two about publicity. Floyd Mayweather built the lucrative brand TMT on the platform of his boisterous persona, and Conor McGregor is one of the best trash talkers in sports history. These two athlete-entertainers joined forces to drum up major publicity, and on Saturday, they will finally face off in “The Fight of the Century.”
Companies are salivating at The Fight of the Century’s lucrative earnings potential and they will use a variety of techniques to advertise during the fight. We know that companies will use toll free numbers for several key purposes during McGregor versus Mayweather.
- Order Mayweather versus McGregor by calling your provider toll free
Fans in America can order The Fight of the Century by calling the toll free number of their TV provider. Almost every major TV provider offers a toll free number so their customers can conveniently call them. Offering free calls is a nice gesture of customer service and it practically invites customers to call. Find out what exactly toll free means.
Mayweather versus McGregor costs $89.99 for standard definition and $99.99 for HD in the United States. TV providers will surely see a lot of traffic on their toll free lines during Mayweather versus McGregor, as fans will be calling in throughout the day to order the fight.
Below are the toll free numbers of several major TV providers showing the fight.
- Showtime: +1 866-352-7138
- Comcast Xfinity: +1 800-XFINITY (934-6489)
- Verizon Fios: +1 800-837-4966
- COX: +1 866-272-5777
- Calling your sports book toll free
Mayweather versus McGregor will be the most-best on boxing event ever in Las Vegas, according to ESPN. Floyd Mayweather is a heavy favorite over Conor McGregor and as it stands, Bovada is only paying out 18 cents for every $1 waged on a Floyd Mayweather Victory. In other words, Bovada has Floyd Mayweather is a -450 favorite, while Conor McGregor is an underdog at +325.
Sports books and gaming websites use toll free numbers for a few reasons. The first reason is that customers like to call their sports book over the phone for support. It’s a fact that when it comes to money and transacting online, people prefer dealing with trustworthy and accessible businesses.
The second reason why gaming websites use toll free numbers is to conceal their location and project a virtual presence in another country. Due to the nature of the business and industry regulations, certain gaming websites will prefer to show a virtual phone number in a different country.
With significant action on the Saturday’s fight, thousands of people will be placing toll free calls to their sports books.
- Advertising during the fight
Corona is the main sponsor of Mayweather versus McGregor and their logo will be all over the place, including in the center of the mat, on the ring girls and in broadcasts. Corona has a toll free vanity number for customers to call. BodyArmor will also have a prime placement during the event.
Individually, Hublot is sponsoring Floyd Mayweather and their logo will appear on his waistband. Mayweather has also capitalized on the recent publicity to promote his daily fantasy sports website DRAFT and his strip club Girl Collection.
McGregor, on the other hand, has agreed to sponsorship deals with BetSafe, which is a gaming website, and Monster Energy drink. BetSafe offers customer support through a local UK phone number, and Monster Energy provides a US toll free number.
Conor McGregor has also capitalized on the massive publicity to promote his proprietary 12-week conditioning program called F.A.S.T., a tooth whitening kit called Hi Smile, and his personal lifestyle brand “Notorious.”
Advertisers during Mayweather versus McGregor are going to use toll free numbers to make themselves more reachable to their audience by phone. Viewers can call the advertising companies for free and get connected to the business.
- T-Mobile Arena (owned and operated by MGM Resorts International)
Saturday’s Fight of the Century will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. Callers can reach MGM Resorts International by dialing the company’s toll free number +1 800-360-7111.
- Hotel booking hotlines in Las Vegas for the fight
Fanatics will be coming to Las Vegas from all over the world to watch Mayweather and McGregor box each other. Las Vegas is a tourism hotspot, and the hotels are likely gearing up for an increase in visitors.
Most major hotel chains offer a toll free number that customers can call to book a room, and these lines will certainly be busy ahead of Saturday’s event.
Here are the booking hotlines of several popular hotels in Las Vegas:
- Aria Resort & Casino: +1 866-359-7111
- MGM Grand Las Vegas: +1 877-880-0880
- Bellagio: +1 888-987-6667
While they will likely receive a lot of traffic during the Mayweather versus McGregor boxing match, toll free numbers are not a new concept. In fact, they have been around since 1966. We invite you to learn more about the history of toll free numbers and encourage you to reach out to us if you would like to gain a better understanding of how companies are using them.
Who do you think will win ”The Fight of the Century” on Saturday? Can you think of any other ways that companies will use toll free numbers during the Mayweather versus McGregor boxing match?