If you’re looking to take your business global, expanding into new territories is a must – and the USA comes with so much opportunity! The US market is constantly expanding so, if you’re looking to make a name for your business, establishing a US presence is a great step to take.

 

For those who aren’t ready to make the physical move to the States, a US virtual number could be just the thing for you and your business. From what a virtual number is to the benefits you can enjoy, our guide tells you everything you need to know about US virtual numbers.

 

What is a US Virtual Number?

A virtual number in the US is a phone number in US format that can be used by businesses based internationally. It isn’t tied to a specific phone line in the US, so it doesn’t require a physical presence in the States. Instead, calls are rerouted using cloud technology and can be forwarded to any existing phone line, in any location of your choosing. So, all you need to connect with your customers in the USA is an internet connection!

 

The best part? All this takes place instantly, so customers don’t have to wait for their calls to be forwarded. For them, it’s as easy as placing a local call – the only way your customers will know you’re based somewhere else is if you tell them.

 

Why Should You Get a Virtual Number in the USA?

If you’re running a business, a business-specific phone number is a must. Choosing a virtual number comes with a ton of added benefits, especially if you’re looking to expand your business into new locations. A virtual number in the USA can do just that – help you establish a presence in the States, even if you don’t have an office there.

 

A virtual number in the US means you can branch out and increase your customer base stateside. Your number will be in a US format, placing your business in the States, even if you’re located on the other side of the world. Calls made to your USA phone number will be instantly rerouted to any number of your choosing, with options to set up reroutes to multiple locations depending on your hours of business. For example, a call can be forwarded to your main international call center, a work landline, or even your cell. It’s totally up to you and can all be adapted around your needs.

 

Establishing this local presence makes it quick and easy for customers to contact your business, without having to worry about remembering international dialing codes or time zones. You’re always accessible – ideal for any business with global aspirations!

 

What Are the Benefits to a Virtual Number in the USA?

Getting a virtual number in the USA offers a range of benefits to your business. With a USA number you can:

 

  1. Increase customer base

An international phone number lets you appear locally, establishing a presence in the USA even if you don’t have an office located there. This opens up a whole new customer base in the USA for your business, providing a great opportunity for growth.

 

 

  1. Build trust with consumers

We offer credible business numbers that help you build trust and familiarity with your customer base in the USA. You can choose from a range of different virtual number types depending on your business needs; a national number is ideal if you’re looking to bring about a sense of corporate prestige, while local options mean you can target more specific areas with a local number they’ll recognize. We even have vanity numbers, ideal for building a clear and memorable brand!

 

 

  1. Allow customers to contact you easily and for free

A toll-free US number doesn’t just help your US customers get in touch with your business without worrying about international dialing codes – it also helps them do so at no cost to them. Our toll-free numbers mean your customers can reach your business for free, with the minutes being taken from your call forwarding plan. This means you can always be available when your customers need you, helping improve customer service and satisfaction.

 

 

  1. Ease business communications

As well as making it easier for your customers to connect, a virtual USA phone number can also improve business communications internally. All of our virtual numbers come with a range of advanced and optional features, including smart call forwarding, voicemail to email, and call recording, making it simple for your agents to seamlessly track and transfer calls.

 

 

  1. Cloud-based means working from any location

A USA virtual number gives you the portability and flexibility you need to work from any location. As a virtual number is based in the cloud, you don’t need any physical set up or complicated hardware. Instead, everything can be accessed online. This makes a virtual number a great choice for businesses with teams working across multiple locations, whether this is separate offices, remote working, or home working. Everyone can be connected to the same system, and calls can be passed from team to team with ease.

 

 

How to Call the USA

USA phone numbers consist of a 3-digit area code plus a 7-digit local number. Here is a step by step guide to placing a call to the USA:

 

  1. If you’re placing a call to a USA phone and you’re not based in the USA yourself, you’ll need to add the international exit code for the country you’re dialing from. This code varies from country to country so if you’re unsure of the exit code for your country, we’d recommend making an internet search of ‘<your country name> + exit code’.
  2. If you’re placing a call outside your area to the US, you’ll also need to add the country code for the US, which is +1.
  3. Next, you’ll need to add the area code. This is a 3-digit number that establishes the specific area or city you are calling. You can see the different area codes for each state in the table below.
  4. Finally, add the US local number.

 

List of US Area Codes by State

State                                           Area Codes

Alabama205, 251, 256, 334, 938
Alaska  907
Arizona480, 520, 602, 623, 928
Arkansas479, 501, 870
California209, 213, 279, 310, 323, 408, 415, 424, 442, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 628, 650, 657, 661, 669, 707, 714, 747, 760, 805, 818, 820, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
Colorado303, 719, 720, 970
Connecticut203, 475, 860, 959
Delaware302
Florida239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954
Georgia229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912
Hawaii808
Idaho208, 986
Illinois217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872
Indiana219, 260, 317, 463, 574, 765, 812, 930
Iowa319, 515, 563, 641, 712
Kansas316, 620, 785, 913
Kentucky270, 364, 502, 606, 859
Louisiana225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Maine207
Maryland240, 301, 410, 443, 667
Massachusetts339, 351, 413, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978
Michigan231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989
Minnesota218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Mississippi228, 601, 662, 769
Missouri314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Montana406
Nebraska308, 402, 531
Nevada702, 725, 775
New Hampshire603
New Jersey201, 551, 609, 640, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
New Mexico505, 575
New York212, 315, 332, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 680, 716, 718, 838, 845, 914, 917, 929, 934
North Carolina252, 336, 704, 743, 828, 910, 919, 980, 984
North Dakota701
Ohio216, 220, 234, 330, 380, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937
Oklahoma405, 539, 580, 918
Oregon458, 503, 541, 971
Pennsylvania215, 223, 267, 272, 412, 445, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878
Rhode Island401
South Carolina803, 843, 854, 864
South Dakota605
Tennessee423, 615, 629, 731, 865, 901, 931
Texas210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 346, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713, 726, 737, 806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Utah385, 435, 801
Vermont802
Virginia276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
Washington206, 253, 360, 425, 509, 564
Washington, DC202
West Virginia304, 681
Wisconsin262, 414, 534, 608, 715, 920
Wyoming307

 

What Can You Do with a US Phone Number from TollFreeForwarding.com?

As well as being able to establish a presence in the USA and forward calls to any location, if you choose a virtual number with TollFreeForwarding.com you can also enjoy a range of further features and benefits.

 

Features such as Voicemail2Email and Fax2MyEmail mean all voicemail and fax communications will land directly in your inbox, so you’ll be able to access them from any location where you have an internet connection! It means missing those important work messages will quickly become a thing of the past. Additional features such as IVR mean you can customize greetings and offer intuitive menus to direct customers to the department they need. Smart call forwarding and scheduling options also mean you can set up chains of reroutes to multiple numbers, or use time/day (also known as follow the sun) scheduling. This allows you to send calls to your USA number to different locations or numbers depending on the time they are made. You can forward calls during your office hours to your main call center, then to a separate landline, cell, or office in a different location out of hours – so your customers can enjoy 24/7 support.

 

A US phone number from TollFreeForwarding.com can also help your marketing campaigns. You can use call analytics to track calls coming in through your website, or even set up different numbers for different marketing campaigns to help measure success.

 

How Do I Get an American Virtual Number?

You can get a US virtual number with TollFreeForwarding.com. Once you’ve chosen your new US phone number, activation can take as little as three minutes!

 

You can visit our pricing page to view our call forwarding plans, or our USA Phone Numbers page for more information and to get started.