517 area code phone numbers

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How do businesses use 517 phone numbers?

Using a local 517 area code number for a business can provide several benefits. Here are just a few of them:

A local presence

By having a local area code number such as 517 (for Lansing and nearby areas), a business can create a sense of local presence and establish a connection with the local community. This can help to build trust and credibility with potential customers who prefer to do business with a local company.

Cost-effective for callers

Having a 517 number can be cost-effective for a business as it eliminates the need for long-distance charges that may apply to calls made to a number other than with a 517 area code.

Great for marketing

A local area code number such as 517 can be used as a marketing tool to target customers in Lansing and other areas. It can also be used to create local advertising campaigns that highlight the business's ties to the community.

Improved customer service

Using a Lansing 517 phone number for customer service can provide customers with a sense of comfort as they know they are speaking to someone who understands the Lansing area and can provide relevant advice or support.

Easy to remember

Local area code numbers can be easier to remember for customers, especially if the business is associated with a specific geographic area. This can make it easier for customers to contact the business when they need to.

Overall, using a phone number with a 517 or Lansing area code can provide businesses with several advantages, from establishing a local presence to creating cost-effective marketing campaigns and improving customer service.

About the 517 area code

517 is an area code within Michigan (MI), with the nearest major city being Lansing. The 517 area is within the Eastern time zone.

Which areas does it serve?

Area code 517 is located in south central Michigan and covers Lansing, East Lansing, and Jackson. It is the only area code that serves the area.

How about its history?

517 is one of the original 86 area codes created by AT&T and the Bell System in 1947. It originally served south-central portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan including Lansing. 517 was split in 2001 creating the need to update some of the phone numbers to area code 989.


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FAQs: 517 phone numbers

What can I do with a business number in the 517 area code?

Our Lansing local numbers can be used to make and receive calls from anywhere in the country. You can also easily send and receive text messages (SMS) too.

Is it easy to get a Lansing 517 phone number?

It's very easy. You just choose your number, buy instantly online, and then simply install and login to our app. That's it, now you can make and receive calls & texts!

How can I share the phone number with the rest of my team?

If you work in a team, you can all install the app and share the 517 number. When calls come in, anyone can pick up the call. The whole team can send/receive texts too.

Is it quick to set up a local 517 number?

It takes literally just a few minutes. Our setup is fully self-service (don't worry, it's easy). Your 517 area code phone number will be active and ready to use immediately.

What other features are available on a 517 number?

All our Lansing / 517 numbers are enabled for voicemail (inc. voicemail-to-text), media messaging, working hours, auto-reply, and many more great features. All included in the price.

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