North West phone numbers

Need a North West phone number for your business? Here’s our complete guide.
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What can you use a North West number for?

Using a local North West area code phone number can be advantageous for businesses because it can help them establish a local presence and increase trust with customers who prefer to do business with local companies. Additionally, customers are more likely to answer calls from a North West number as they are more familiar with the area code.

Why do customers trust North West numbers?

Customers tend to be more familiar with the local area code and may assume that the business is located in North West. This can create a sense of trust and familiarity as customers may feel more comfortable doing business with a company that is geographically close to them.

In addition, local phone numbers may be seen as more legitimate and trustworthy than toll-free or non-geographic phone numbers, which are often associated with telemarketing and scams. Customers may be more likely to answer calls from North West numbers because they are less likely to be spam or unwanted calls.

We can help you get a local North West area code

Businesses can use virtual phone numbers to appear more local by obtaining a virtual number with a North West area code. Virtual phone numbers are essentially phone numbers that are not tied to a specific physical phone line, but instead, they can be routed to any phone number or device the business chooses.

Chalkboard is a fully app-based service that gives you local business phone numbers (any area code, including North West numbers) that route straight to your mobile phone. It helps you to keep work separate, keep personal numbers private, and share calls and texts with your team.

Which North West phone numbers can you choose?

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CodeTown/CityArea served


Area code 017683 covers postcode CA16


Barrow-in Furness/Millom

Area code 01229 covers postcode LA13, LA14, LA18 & LA19



Area code 01254 covers postcodes BB1, BB2 & BB6



Area code 01253 covers postcodes FY0 - FY4



Area code 01204 coverss postcodes BL1 - BL7, BL11 & BL78



Area code 016977 covers postcode CA8



Area code 01282 covers postcode BB10 - BB12



Area code 01244 covers postcodes PO18 - PO20



Area code 01200 covers postcode BB7



Area code 01260 covers postcode CW12



Area code 01257 covers postcode PR7



Area code 01270 covers postcodes CW1 - CW4 & CW98



Area code 01995 covers postcode PR3



Area code 015395 covers postcode LA11



Area code 015394 covers postcode LA22


Holmes Chapel

Area code 01477 covers postcode CW4



Area code 017687 covers postcode CA12



Area code 01565 covers postcode WA16



Area code 01524 covers postcodes LA1 & LA2



Area code 0151 covers postcodes L1 - L38, & L67 - L75



Area code 01625 covers postcodes SK10 & SK11



Area code 0161 covers postcodes M1 - M99


Pooley Bridge

Area code 017684 covers postcode CA10



Area code 01772 covers postcodes PR0 - PR5 & PR11


Raughton Head

Area code 016974 covers postcode CA5



Area code 01706 covers postcodes OL11, OL12 & OL16



Area code 01928 covers postcode WA7



Area code 015396 covers postcode LA10



Area code 01931 covers postcode CA10



Area code 01695 covers postcode WN8



Area code 01704 covers postcodes PR8 & PR9


St Helens

Area code 01744 covers postcodes WA9 - WA11



Area code 01829 covers postcode CW6



Area code 01925 coverss postcodes WA1 - WA5 & WA55



Area code 01946 covers postcode CA28



Area code 01942 coverss postcodes WN1-WN3, WN5 & WN6



Area code 016973 covers postcode CA7



Area code 01900 covers postcode CA95

How to use your North West phone number

Just install the app, choose your new phone numbers and start calling & messaging with the whole team straight away.

Choose business phone numbers

Choose the virtual North West phone number that you like and secure it instantly. There's no setup fees.

Install the app

It's available on the Apple App Store® (for iPhone®), or on Google Play (for Android phones such as Samsung).

Customise your virtual numbers

Set up your customisable auto-replies and voicemails. Don’t worry if you miss something, you can always make changes later. There are no extra charge for features or calls.

Invite the team

With a few more taps, you can invite the rest of your team. When a call comes in, anyone in the team can pick up. It also allows anyone in the team to make calls from the number and send/reply to SMS.

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Get a business presence in North West

North West is a UK region with a population of 7,300,075. Here's what else you need to know if you're thinking of getting a North West telephone number.

About North West

The North West of England is most famous for its beautiful Lake District, which has inspired so many poets and authors over the centuries. Famous locations include The Cavern Club, Chester, Liverpool and Manchester Cathedral, Old Trafford, Anfield and The Beatles Museum.

Area codes

There are 38 area codes available within North West. Chalkboard allows you to buy a local North West area code, and use our simple app to make calls, send messages, and share the number with the rest of your team.

Available area codes

The area codes in North West are 017683, 01229, 01254, 01253, 01204, 016977, 01282, 01244, 01200, 01260, 01257, 01270, 01995, 015395, 015394, 01477, 017687, 01565, 01524, 0151, 01625, 0161, 017684, 01772, 016974, 01706, 01928, 015396, 01931, 01695, 01704, 01744, 01829, 01925, 01946, 01942, 016973 & 01900. Scroll down this page and you'll find links to find out more about each area code.

More credibility

Using a North West phone number can help businesses establish trust and credibility with their local customer base and increase the likelihood of customers answering their calls.

Use with other area codes

With Chalkboard, you can have multiple numbers (all with different area codes), route calls and text messages straight through to your phone. You don't have to be located in the North West area.

A modern, affordable solution

It used to be complicated and expensive getting virtual phone numbers. Now, it's as easy as installing an app and choosing a number that suits you. Chalkboard is affordable too, and pricing is simple & predictable.

The easy way to share phone numbers with your team

Chalkboard gives you all the business calling and messaging features you need, without a phone system.

Completely flexible

Text and call as a team with shared or private numbers. Flexible and simple.

Takes minutes to set up

No contracts, no phone system, no SIM cards, and no configuration. Just install the app and go!

All the features you need

Including missed call auto-reply, working hours, templates, and much more...

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Select your North West number, instant free setup

You can search and buy your new phone number now, with instant activation and free setup.

It's the easy way for your team to text and call together without the hassle and complexity of a phone system!

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FAQs: North West local numbers

Will I be able to use my North West area code number outside of North West?

Yes, that's a major benefit of using virtual local phone numbers. You'll be able to use your NW number from anywhere in the country (and even whilst you're out of the country!).

Can I only get area codes within North West (NW)?

We can provide virtual numbers for almost anywhere in the country. So you can choose a local virtual number in every area that you serve if you need.

I need more than one NW number, is that possible?

Yes, once you've chosen your first number and logged into the app, you can then add new virtual North West numbers with just a few taps, with instant setup.

Can I use my North West number for SMS (text messages)?

Your virtual number will be fully enabled for phone calls, and also text messaging. It's fully business ready. If you have a team, you can even share the number with others on your team.

How do I answer calls to my phone numbers?

You simply need to install our mobile app, and then you'll be able to receive calls, make calls, and send/reply to text messages too.