Whether you are making an international call to a business enterprise based in the US or to a family member settled in the USA, a virtual local US phone number is the best mode of global communication.
Thanks to the growth of the Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP technology, US virtual phone numbers have become more affordable and easier to install with a cloud-based platform.
How To Get US Virtual Phone Number
Among the leading providers of VoIP phone systems globally, CallHippo provides both local and toll-free phone numbers for more than 50 countries, including the United States of America.
With the use of cloud-enabled VoIP technology, CallHippo can help you obtain a virtual number for the US in less than 3 minutes. Depending on your business needs, you can set up and start using a virtual phone number from the best service providers for the U.S. for a monthly subscription fee as low as $16.
Depending on your business requirement, you can opt for any of the following types of virtual phone numbers from CallHippo:
- Choose a local phone number that can create a local presence for your business in any state or area in the United States.
- You may opt for toll-free numbers that encourage more potential customers to reach out to your business. A toll-free number for the US will allow your current and potential customers to call you for free.
How to Call a US Phone Number from Another Country
Every US phone number comprises a three-digit area code number followed by a seven-digit subscriber phone number.
If you want to make an international call to a US phone number, you need to dial all the following set of numbers:
- The exit code of the country from where you are making the call.
- The U.S country code is “1.”
- The 3-digit area code followed by the 7-digit phone number.
An exit code is required to dial an international phone number, be it a landline or a mobile phone number. While “0” is a standard exit code for multiple countries, including India, China, Mexico, and a majority of the European nations, the exit code for Japan is “010” and it is “119” for Cuba.
Some countries have multiple exit codes. For example, Brazil has five exit codes (0014, 0015, 0021, 0023, and 0031) while Cambodia has three exit codes (001, 007, and 008). While Canada has “011” as its exit code, Canadian callers do not need to dial the exit code when making calls to any US phone number, as both countries are a part of the North American numbering plan.
The three-digit area code number applies to specific areas or cities within the U.S. For example, area code 323 applies to the city of Los Angeles located in the state of California, while area code 646 applies to New York City. In some cases, multiple area codes apply to the same area. For example, in addition to 646, New York City is also served with area codes 212, 332, and 929.
If you call a mobile phone subscriber in the US, the area code to be dialed may or may not match with the city where the recipient is residing. Hence, it’s best to check with the mobile phone user regarding the area code before making the call.
The final subscriber phone number comprises seven digits and the local phone number of the business or the phone subscriber. So, to make an international call to the U.S, you need to dial <the exit code of your country> + “1” (the U.S. country code) + <the U.S. area code> + <the 7-digit U.S local phone number>.
For example, an international caller in India who wants to call a U.S.-based business with local phone number “555-2345” located in New York City ( with area code “646”) must dial 0-1-646-5552345.
Virtual phone numbers help you grow your business in the US, even if you are settled in another country and managing the business from there.
How to Call a US Toll-Free Number?
A US toll-free number starts with a 3-digit prefix such as 800, 877, 888, and more. While a call to a US toll-free number is free if you’re calling from a landline or mobile phone number within the US, calling a toll-free phone number from a different country can be very expensive. If you still want to make a call a toll-free number in the US from an international location, you need to dial your country’s exit code (example, “0” for the U.K.) followed by U.S country code (“1”), the three-digit prefix number (example, “888”) and finally the seven-digit toll-free number.
Virtual Phone Numbers from CallHippo
As a global communication service provider, CallHippo can help your business set up a virtual phone system in less than three minutes. Virtual phone numbers for the US from CallHippo empower businesses and help them stay connected with their customers 24×7, 365 days of the year.
With virtual phone features such as call recording, IVR, smart call forwarding, and call analytics, the CallHippo virtual phone system can help you stay ahead of your competition at a very affordable rate.
Are you interested in getting a US virtual phone number for your business? Register on our sign-up page and get started in less than three minutes!