Michigan phone numbers

Need a Michigan phone number for your business? Here’s our complete guide.

What can you use a Michigan number for?

Using a local MI 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 MI number as they are more familiar with the area code.

Why do customers trust Michigan numbers?

Customers tend to be more familiar with the local area code and may assume that the business is located in Michigan. 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 Michigan (MI) numbers because they are less likely to be spam or unwanted calls.

We can help you get a local MI area code

Businesses can use virtual phone numbers to appear more local by obtaining a virtual number with a Michigan 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 MI 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 Michigan phone numbers can you choose?

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Area code 231 is located in northwestern Michigan and covers Muskegon, Norton Shores, and Traverse City. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 248 is located in Michigan and covers Troy, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Rochester Hills, and Pontiac. It has a single overlay (947) that serves the same area.


Area code 269 is located in southwestern Michigan and covers Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Portage. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 313 serves Detroit, MI and the surrounding areas. It is the only area code that serves the area.


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.


Area code 586 is located in Michigan and covers Warren, Sterling Heights, and St. Clair Shores. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 616 is located in Michigan and covers Grand Rapids, Wyoming, and Kentwood. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 734 is located in southeastern Michigan and covers Ann Arbor, Westland, and Southgate. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 810 is located in Michigan and covers Flint, Port Huron, and Burton. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 906 is the area code for the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It includes the cities of Marquette, Sault Ste. Marie, and Escanaba. It is the only area code that serves the area.


Area code 947 is located in Michigan and covers Troy, Farmington Hills, Southfield, Rochester Hills, and Pontiac. It is an overlay for area code 248 and serves the same area.


Area code 989 is located in northeastern Michigan and covers Saginaw, Midland, and Bay City. It is the only area code that serves the area.

How to use your Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan

Michigan (MI) is a USA region with a population of 10,077,331. Here's what else you need to know if you're thinking of getting a Michigan telephone number.

About Michigan

Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the upper Midwestern United States. With a population of nearly 10.12 million and an area of nearly 97,000 sq mi, Michigan is the 10th-largest state by population, the 11th-largest by area, and the largest by area east of the Mississippi River. Famous landmarks include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Detroit Zoo and Bond Falls.

Area codes

There are 12 area codes available within Michigan. Chalkboard allows you to buy a local MI 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 Michigan are 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947 & 989. Scroll down this page and you'll find links to find out more about each area code.

More credibility

Using a Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan 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: Michigan local numbers

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

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

Can I only get area codes within Michigan (MI)?

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 MI number, is that possible?

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

Can I use my Michigan 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.