Why should you get a Chicago phone number?
#1 Establish a local presence in the U.S.
With a high-functioning economy and a sizable population who’s willing to spend, the United States is one of the more desirable markets for companies looking to expand their reach. U.S. citizens, however, are typically wary of calls coming from international numbers, or even area codes they don’t recognize.
It’s practically a necessity, then, for companies that wish to do business in the U.S. to acquire a local phone number. Local numbers are familiar to U.S. customers, who will be more willing to answer your call knowing they won’t be charged exorbitant international calling fees.
For companies that want to establish a local presence in the U.S. and earn the trust of U.S. customers, a local telephone number is a great first step.
#2 Receive cheaper international calls
With a local phone number from CloudTalk, you’ll no longer have to pay steep international calling fees.
Once you’ve built relationships with customers in the U.S., you’ll want to be able to field their calls without having to pay high international calling rates.
Acquiring a local number through CloudTalk is a great way to avoid these fees, and save your customers the uncertainty of dialing an international or toll-free (800) number.
#3 Set the hours that you are reachable
CloudTalk lets you easily set business hours for your international phone numbers, so it’s always clear to your customers when they can and can’t reach you.
You can pre-record customized messages for your customers during off-hours, letting them know when you’ll be back online to answer their questions.
#4 Impress your local customers with personalized customer greetings
CloudTalk’s personalized greeting tool lets you pre-record greeting messages for customers who call during off-hours. For companies looking to establish a local presence, this presents a golden opportunity to record a message that will feel familiar to your customers based on their location.
In the American Midwest, for example, many pride themselves on being hardworking, salt-of-the-earth people. It’d make sense, then, to record a greeting for your Chicago phone number that lets your customers know you mean business and value their time.
#5 Optimize your call center workflow with call statistics
With CloudTalk, you can filter your call statistics by phone number. This feature will be especially helpful as you start working with your Chicago phone number.
Every location is different, of course, so being able to analyze statistics like average call handle time and first call resolution for a given local phone number will help you optimize your workflows for that particular region and improve agent performance overall.
How to activate your Chicago phone number
#1 Select “new number” in CloudTalk’s interface: In just a few quick clicks, you can initiate the process of obtaining a local phone number!
#2 Fill out a brief form: Enter a few details about your account and about the phone number with which you’d like to start working.
#3 Sit back, relax and wait for one of our agents to activate your number: Our agents work hard to maintain business partnerships with telco companies around the world so we can quickly hook you up with that new local number.
Get your 312 area code number in Chicago now!
Your 312 area code will let your customers throughout the tri-state area know that you’re a local business capable of meeting their unique needs. If you’d like to set up shop in another commercial center in the American Midwest, see our list of area code options below.
List of popular Midwestern U.S. area codes
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U.S. Phone Number Pricing
Acquiring your first U.S. phone number from CloudTalk will cost you $3. Subsequent U.S. numbers can be purchased for $6 per number.
U.S. Phone Number FAQs
Our sales team will be happy to help set you up with an affordable plan for calling the United States from abroad. To speak with a representative, please call +44 20 3868 0167 or reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
- How much does it cost to call the U.S.?When dialing a U.S. phone number, you’ll need to start with the country code +1, then the area code (312), followed by a 7-digit phone number 123-4567.
- How much does it cost to call the U.S.?A U.S. phone number is 11 digits in length. One digit for the country code, 3 digits for the area code, and 7 digits for the number itself.