Looking to get a US phone number? Here’s everything you need to know about how you can add a US number to your existing devices and why you should get a virtual US number.

Why you need a US phone number

If your business isn’t based in the US, but you’re currently working with US customers (or want to work with US customers), you should have a US phone number. There are many benefits to having a US phone number including:

  • Your company looks bigger and more legitimate with a US number
  • No international calling fees when calling your US-based customers
  • US customers are far more likely to answer calls from other US numbers. Additionally, you can even select a phone number for specific cities with a large concentration of your customers.

Most international businesses think a Google Voice number will help, but it’s not possible. You can’t create a Google Voice account unless you already have a US phone number to verify your account. There are plenty of Google Voice alternatives that can help you with getting a US phone number.

With virtual phone numbers, getting a US phone number is an easy process that only takes a few minutes to set up. Instead of having to work with phone providers, setting up expensive infrastructure, and waiting weeks to get set up, there are virtual US phone number services you can work with to get your new US number.

How to get a US phone number

Getting a US phone number for your business is an easy process and only takes a few minutes to complete. For your US phone number, we recommend getting the number through OpenPhone (we’ll explain why later).

Watch the video below to learn how to sign up for an OpenPhone account and select a US, toll-free, or Canadian phone number.

  1. Create an account with OpenPhone
  2. During signup, select your city or area code in the US to pick your phone number
  3. Once the signup process is complete, you’re done!
  4. You now have a US phone number
Getting a US phone number by choosing a specific number in OpenPhone
You can pick a local number in virtually any city or state in the US

Why OpenPhone is the best option for a US phone number

OpenPhone is a virtual business phone built specifically for startups, small businesses, and individuals throughout the world. OpenPhone works on iOS and Android devices on mobile, and web browsers for desktop users. For international businesses, OpenPhone gives you the ability to create a US phone number in just a few minutes.

This dedicated US phone number can be used for talking and texting with your customers in the US. Calling and texting to any US or Canadian number is free with OpenPhone. Best of all, your OpenPhone number works anywhere you have Internet.

With OpenPhone, you can fully separate your business and personal communications and clearly see when calls are for your business so you can respond appropriately. You can set your business hours so you’re not getting constant calls when you’re done working. OpenPhone lets you record a voicemail greeting for your business to make it look more professional.

Why should you use OpenPhone? We have many required features for international businesses including:

If you already have an existing US phone number, OpenPhone can port the number over, taking care of the logistics for you.

Try out your new US number for free

Using a US number from the OpenPhone mobile or desktop app
Preview of the OpenPhone mobile and web apps

 

Ready to get a US phone number? Start calling and texting with your new OpenPhone business number here.

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17 Comments

  1. Shirley Marcus Reply

    Hi. I need to know what is included in the $10 standard. Is it unlimited out and in coming calls as well as sms ??
    Can the number be transferred to a phone in Serbia ?
    We are a team. The business is in USA. i live in Spain and my team member kives in Serbia. Can we each have a phone number on one monthly payment ?? How much. Thanks.

  2. Will the number registered to my name and listed? I need those features.
    Regards

  3. I understand that when calling the U.S. from overseas using a virtual phone # that some organizations will block those phone numbers, mainly some major banks. Is this the case with OpenPhone?

  4. Hello in the title ” How to get a US phone number from outside the US ” but i can’t buy this from different country ,
    or maybe i doing something wrong ?

  5. Hello
    I live in Turkey and i have a bank account at Wells Fargo in Daytona Beach / Florida. I need an American phone number just to receive SMS. What should I do? Which plan do i need? Thanks

  6. Can this us number works in Egypt to make calls and receive calls to and from the USA

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