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Want to increase customer loyalty for your business? One of the easiest ways to do it is by getting an Illinois local number. Now your customers will know that you’re a neighborhood business and one of their own. You’re someone with a local presence. This makes it easy for them to trust you and do business with you.
Businesses should be excited about their Illinois prospects because the state’s GDP has grown at a rate of 0.6 percent to reach $779.9 billion. The five-year annualized rate is even higher at 0.7 percent. Whether you want a Chicago local number or a Springfield phone number, Chalkboard has got you covered.
When you call a potential customer, what’s your primary objective? That they should take the call. That will be easier if they can recognise the number. With a Chalkboard Illinois number, you can effortlessly do that. You won’t seem like a telemarketer or spam caller.
In a state second in the nation for the fastest rate of business formation, Chalkboard’s local number will help you accelerate your customer acquisition. You can reach more people with broadcast SMS. You can share your number with your team members and speed up customer service.
Among the country’s 20 largest cities for small business growth, Chicago is ranked seventh. Coupled with Illinois’ disposable personal income of $56,839, that offers tremendous economic potential for small businesses. By downloading an Illinois local number, you get a comprehensive business phone to explore those opportunities.
This virtual phone number is an app you can download on any connected device. You don’t have to be in Illinois to operate your new area code. All incoming calls and messages will be routed to your device. Your team members can use the same number. With auto-reply and voicemail, you can set your working hours and attain a greater work-life balance.
Area code 217 is located in central Illinois and covers Springfield, Champaign, and Decatur. It has a single overlay (447) that serves the same area.
Area code 224 is located in northeastern Illinois and covers Elgin, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Evanston, and Schaumburg. It is an overlay for area code 847 and serves the same area.
Area code 309 is located in Illinois and covers Peoria, Bloomington, and Normal. It is the only area code that serves the area.
Area code 312 serves part of Chicago, IL. It overlaps coverage areas with area code 872.
Area code 331 is located in Illinois and covers Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, and Wheaton. It is an overlay for area code 630 and serves the same area.
Area code 447 is located in central Illinois and covers Springfield, Champaign, and Decatur. It is an overlay for area code 217 and serves the same area.
Area code 464 is located in Illinois and covers Cicero, Orland Park, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, and Oak Park. It is an overlay for area code 708 and serves the same area.
Area code 618 is located in southern Illinois and covers Belleville, Granite City, and O'Fallon. It is the only area code that serves the area.
Area code 630 is located in Illinois and covers Aurora, Naperville, Bolingbrook, and Wheaton. It has a single overlay (331) that serves the same area.
Area code 708 is located in Illinois and covers Cicero, Orland Park, Berwyn, Oak Lawn, and Oak Park. It has a single overlay (464) that serves the same area.
Area code 773 serves most of Chicago, IL. It overlaps coverage areas with area code 872.
Area code 779 serves northern Illinois except for the Chicago metro area. It includes the cities of Rockford, Joliet, and DeKalb. It is an overlay for area code 815 and serves the same area.
Area code 815 serves northern Illinois except for the Chicago metro area. It includes the cities of Rockford, Joliet, and DeKalb. It has a single overlay (779) that serves the same area.
Area code 847 is located in northeastern Illinois and covers Elgin, Waukegan, Arlington Heights, Evanston, and Schaumburg. It has a single overlay (224) that serves the same area.
Area code 872 serves Chicago, IL. It is an overlay for area code 312 and area code 773 and serves the combined area.
Just install the app, choose your new phone numbers and start calling & messaging with the whole team straight away.
Choose the virtual Illinois 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).
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.
Illinois had the sixth-highest number of startups in the country in 2021. If you’re thinking of expanding your Illinois business or reaching more customers, there are a number of local area codes you can opt for.
In the heart of Illinois' thriving business landscape, local area codes serve as a gateway to key economic centers. Area codes 312 and 773 connect you to the bustling hub of Chicago, a city renowned for its financial services and thriving tech startups. For businesses seeking innovation in education and technology, the 217 phone number and 447 phone number open doors to Springfield, Champaign and Decatur, home to prestigious universities and emerging tech companies. Further fostering growth, the phone numbers 331 and 630 span across Aurora, Bolingbrook, Naperville and Wheaton, regions known for their robust manufacturing and retail industries. Meanwhile, the 224 phone number and 847 number codes unify Elgin, Arlington Heights and Schaumburg, fostering a strong community of healthcare, finance and professional services. Each area code represents a unique piece of Illinois' diverse economic mosaic, offering tailored opportunities for businesses of all sizes.
6,716,216 people are employed by businesses in Illinois. You can expand your business in this thriving economy with an Illinois local number from Chalkboard. Download the app, choose your new local area number and you can share it with your team members.
You can use it for marketing, lead generation, customer service and online customer interactions, just to mention a few. You could be in the office, at home, traveling or on vacation. But your new Illinois local number will be working to grow your business.
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 IL 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 Illinois 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.