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CHALKBOARD 12

Local

  • Prefix

    Most US area codes

  • Connection / setup

    Free

  • Activation

    Immediate

  • Features

  • Incoming VoIP calls

    Unlimited

  • Outgoing VoIP calls

    Unlimited

  • Users can make and receive multiple phone calls from the same number, at the same time.

  • Forward / divert all incoming calls to another number. Learn more here.

    Unlimited

  • Receive SMS

    Unlimited

  • Send SMS / MMS

    Unlimited

  • Registration / regulatory

    A2P 10DLC registration required for sending messages

  • Porting

    Free (in or out)

  • Pricing

    New user promotional price - $13.99 / month

    (Was $17.99 / month)

Local (inbound-only)

  • Prefix

    Most US area codes

  • Connection / setup

    Free

  • Activation

    Immediate

  • Features

  • Incoming VoIP calls

    Unlimited

  • Outgoing VoIP calls

  • Users can make and receive multiple phone calls from the same number, at the same time.

  • Call forwarding

  • Receive SMS

    Unlimited

  • Send SMS / MMS

  • Registration / regulatory

    None

  • Porting

    Free (in or out)

  • Pricing

    $6.99 / month

Toll-free

  • Prefix

    855 / 866

  • Connection / setup

    Free

  • Activation

    Immediate

  • Features

  • Incoming VoIP calls

    Unlimited - your callers won't pay to call your toll-free number

  • Outgoing VoIP calls

    Unlimited

  • Users can make and receive multiple phone calls from the same number, at the same time.

  • Forward / divert all incoming calls to another number. Learn more here.

    Unlimited

  • Receive SMS

    Unlimited

  • Send SMS / MMS

    Unlimited

  • Registration / regulatory

    Toll-free registration required for sending messages

  • Porting

    Free (in or out)

  • Pricing

    $19.99 / month

Other important information

Fair usage terms apply to unlimited calls and text messages, see our terms of service for full details.

A usage limit of 100 outgoing minutes and 50 sent messages applies to numbers on trial pricing. Limit is lifted once standard pricing begins. Trial pricing applies to the first month of the first number added to the account, and/or to the first month of Pro.

Frequently asked questions

How are numbers billed?

All numbers are billed monthly, there's no contract or minimum term, unlimited users can share each number, and you can mix and match number types.

When you know what type of number you need, see our feature breakdown to choose the feature plan you need. Standard features are free.

Which features do I get with each number?

As well as the call and text capabilities listed on this page, each number will also get either our Standard or Pro features depending on which plan you choose for your workspace.

Features include voicemail, voicemail-to-text, working hours, broadcast texts, auto-reply, call greetings, and much more. Standard features are free with every number.

Please see our feature breakdown to compare Standard vs. Pro features.

Can I mix different types of number?

Yes, you can mix and match different number types in your Chalkboard workspace.

You'll start out by choosing one number, and then you'll be able to add any extra numbers you need once you're signed up.

Can I share a number with my team?

Sure. You can invite unlimited users to share each number for free.

When you do that, everyone's phone will ring when a call comes in, and anyone that's been invited can see and reply to messages.

See our guide to managing numbers for more information.

How about assigning numbers to individuals?

It's also easy to buy private/dedicated numbers for each member of your team.

In this case, only the assigned team member will be able to use the number.

What's the difference between numbers and the feature plan?

With Chalkboard, you choose your numbers separately to the features you need.

Numbers are charged depending on the type and capability of the number as shown on this page.

Then, you'll choose either the Standard or Pro plan depending on what features you need across all of your numbers.

What is fair usage?

Fair usage terms apply to unlimited calls and text messages, see our terms of service for full details.

What are introductory limits?

A usage limit of 100 outgoing minutes and 50 sent messages applies to numbers on trial pricing. Limit is lifted once standard pricing begins. Trial pricing applies to the first month of the first number added to the account, and/or to the first month of Pro.