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Using a local South 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 South West number as they are more familiar with the area code.
Customers tend to be more familiar with the local area code and may assume that the business is located in South 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 South West numbers because they are less likely to be spam or unwanted calls.
Businesses can use virtual phone numbers to appear more local by obtaining a virtual number with a South 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 South 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.
Area code 01980 covers postcode SP4
Area code 01264 covers postcode SP10 & SP11
Area code 01364 covers postcode TQ13
Area code 01297 covers postcode EX13
Area code 01295 covers postcodes OX15 - OX17
Area code 01271 covers postcodes EX31 & EX32
Area code 01446 covers postcodes CF62 & CF63
Area code 01225 covers postcodes BA1 & BA2
Area code 01237 covers postcode EX39
Area code 01258 covers postcode DT11
Area code 01208 covers postcodes PL30 & PL31
Area code 01202 covers postcodes BH1 - BH11
Area code 01278 covers postcodes TA5 - TA7
Area code 01308 covers postcode DT6
Area code 0117 covers postcodes BS0 - BS99
Area code 01288 covers postcode EX23
Area code 01395 covers postcode EX9
Area code 01840 covers postcode PL32
Area code 01300 covers postcode DT2
Area code 01460 covers postcode TA20
Area code 01242 covers postcodes GL50 - GL54
Area code 01249 covers postcodes SN14 & SN15
Area code 01454 covers postcode BS37
Area code 01285 covers postcode GL7
Area code 01275 covers postcode BS21
Area code 01363 covers postcode EX17
Area code 01380 covers postcode SN10
Area code 01305 covers postcodes DT1 & DT2
Area code 01398 covers postcode TA22
Area code 01453 covers postcode GL11
Area code 01392 covers postcodes EX1 - EX6
Area code 01326 covers postcode TR11
Area code 01373 covers postcode BA11
Area code 01458 covers postcode BA6
Area code 01452 covers postcodes GL1 - GL4 & GL19
Area code 01409 covers postcode EX22
Area code 01404 covers postcode EX14
Isles of Scilly
Area code 01720 covers postcodes TR21 - TR25
Area code 01548 covers postcode TQ7
Area code 01566 covers postcode PL15
Area code 01579 covers postcode PL14
Area code 01503 covers postcode PL13
Area code 01594 covers postcode GL15
Area code 01598 covers postcode EX35
Area code 01666 covers postcode SN16
Area code 01672 covers postcode SN8
Area code 01643 covers postcode TA24
Area code 01647 covers postcode TQ13
Area code 01637 covers postcode TR7 & TR8
Area code 01841 covers postcode PL28
Area code 01626 covers postcodes TQ12 & TQ13
Area code 01837 covers postcode EX20
Area code 01736 covers postcodes TR18 - TR20
Area code 01752 covers postcodes PL1 - PL9 & PL95
Area code 01209 covers postcodes TR15 & TR16
Area code 01722 covers postcodes SP1 - SP5
Area code 01747 covers postcode SP7
Area code 01749 covers postcode BA4
Area code 01769 covers postcode EX36
Area code 01726 covers postcodes PL25 & PL26
Area code 01451 covers postcode GL54
Area code 01793 covers postcodes SA1 - SA9, SA80 & SA99
Area code 01823 covers postcodes TA1 - TA4
Area code 01822 covers postcode PL19
Area code 01761 covers postcode BS39
Area code 01884 covers postcode EX16
Area code 01803 covers postcodes TQ1 & TQ2
Area code 01805 covers postcode EX39
Area code 01872 covers postcodes TR1 - TR4
Area code 01929 covers postcode BH20
Area code 01985 covers postcode BA12
Area code 01984 covers postcode TA23
Area code 01934 covers postcodes BS22 - BS24
Area code 01963 covers postcode BA9
Area code 01935 covers postcodes BA20 - BA22
Just install the app, choose your new phone numbers and start calling & messaging with the whole team straight away.
Choose the virtual South West phone number that you like and secure it instantly. There's no setup fees.
It's available on the Apple App Store® (for iPhone®), or on Google Play (for Android phones such as Samsung).
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.
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.
South West is a UK region with a population of 5,616,381. Here's what else you need to know if you're thinking of getting a South West telephone number.
South West England is a mainly rural region with a coastline along both the Bristol Channel and English Channel. Bristol is a harbour city, home to Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge and steamship, the ss Great Britain. Neighbouring Bath features preserved Roman hot-spring baths dating to the 1st century A.D. Stonehenge, the prehistoric stone circle, is found in Wiltshire.
There are 75 area codes available within South West. Chalkboard allows you to buy a local South West area code, and use our simple app to make calls, send messages, and share the number with the rest of your team.
The area codes in South West are 01980, 01264, 01364, 01297, 01295, 01271, 01446, 01225, 01237, 01258, 01208, 01202, 01278, 01308, 0117, 01288, 01395, 01840, 01300, 01460, 01242, 01249, 01454, 01285, 01275, 01363, 01380, 01305, 01398, 01453, 01392, 01326, 01373, 01458, 01452, 01409, 01404, 01720, 01548, 01566, 01579, 01503, 01594, 01598, 01666, 01672, 01643, 01647, 01637, 01841, 01626, 01837, 01736, 01752, 01209, 01722, 01747, 01749, 01769, 01726, 01451, 01793, 01823, 01822, 01761, 01884, 01803, 01805, 01872, 01929, 01985, 01984, 01934, 01963 & 01935. Scroll down this page and you'll find links to find out more about each area code.
Using a South West phone number can help businesses establish trust and credibility with their local customer base and increase the likelihood of customers answering their calls.
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 South West area.
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.
Chalkboard gives you all the business calling and messaging features you need, without a phone system.
Text and call as a team with shared or private numbers. Flexible and simple.
No contracts, no phone system, no SIM cards, and no configuration. Just install the app and go!
Including missed call auto-reply, working hours, templates, and much more...
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!
Yes, that's a major benefit of using virtual local phone numbers. You'll be able to use your SW number from anywhere in the country (and even whilst you're out of the country!).
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.
Yes, once you've chosen your first number and logged into
the app, you can then add new virtual South West numbers with just a few
taps, with instant setup.
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.
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.