803 area code phone numbers

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How do businesses use 803 phone numbers?

Using a local 803 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 803 (for Columbia 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 803 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 803 area code.

Great for marketing

A local area code number such as 803 can be used as a marketing tool to target customers in Columbia 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 Columbia 803 phone number for customer service can provide customers with a sense of comfort as they know they are speaking to someone who understands the Columbia 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 803 or Columbia 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 803 area code

803 is an area code within South Carolina (SC), with the nearest major city being Columbia. The 803 area is within the Eastern time zone.

Which areas does it serve?

Area code 803 is located in central South Carolina and covers Columbia, Rock Hill, and Sumter. It has a single overlay (839) that serves the same area.

How about its history?

803 is one of the original 86 area codes created by AT&T and the Bell System in 1947. It originally served the entire state of South Carolina. 803 was split in 1995 creating the need to update some of the phone numbers to area code 864, and again in 1998 to create area code 843. In 2020, area code 839 was created and is currently an overlay to 803.


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FAQs: 803 phone numbers

What can I do with a business number in the 803 area code?

Our Columbia 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 Columbia 803 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 803 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 803 number?

It takes literally just a few minutes. Our setup is fully self-service (don't worry, it's easy). Your 803 area code phone number will be active and ready to use immediately.

What other features are available on a 803 number?

All our Columbia / 803 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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