251 area code - Get a Mobile, Alabama local phone number

You can start using your new 251 area code business telephone number in just a few minutes with OpenPhone. OpenPhone lets you call from a device you already use, so you won’t need to carry a new phone, go to a store, or sign a new contract. With a simple app, you make and receive calls and texts wherever you are, on your cell phone, tablet, or computer. Once you activate your phone number, you can customize your business settings and keep all your business calls in one place.

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With just a few clicks, you can sign up for a phone number and start building your presence in any area code you like, from coast to coast. A local number helps you establish that your business is part of the community. Plus, most people are more receptive to calls from their local area code.

From population to big cities, adjacent area codes, and nearby counties, let’s look at some of the most important details on area code 251:

The heart of area code 251 and its largest city is Mobile, Alabama. With a population of 187,041 people, many callers in this area code hail from the greater Mobile County area. But that’s not all there is to area code 251. The area code covers outlying regions as well. It includes portions of Mobile County, Baldwin County, Bay Minette, Jackson, Brewton, Citronelle, and part of southwestern Alabama.

Area code 251 touches 9 different counties, including Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Monroe, Clarke, Washington, Conecuh, Choctaw counties.

You can find other major cities in nearby area codes like 205 (Birmingham, AL), 228 (Gulfport, MS), 334 (Montgomery, AL), 601/769 (Jackson, MS), and 850 (Tallahassee, FL).

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With a local 251 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Mobile, AL area.

The biggest business trends in
area code 251

What kinds of businesses thrive in area code 251? Are customers moving in — or heading to more prosperous locales? For lots of new businesses, knowing what the area’s largest industries and employers are can help determine what kinds of resources are available to help them grow, just as these businesses did. Check out the following key facts and trends within area code 251:

This area is located in Central Standard Time. Its major city, Mobile, is located in Mobile, AL, and its population fell -0.19% from 2019 to 2020. The county’s unemployment rate is 7.9%. Mobile households rake in roughly $64,028 per year.

Mobile’ new business applications spiked 71.00% from 2019 to 2020, and the startup survival rate for the state is 77.20%.

Startups here join a business environment dominated by these three industries:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

They find themselves among the top ten employers in Mobile: Mobile County Public School System, University of South Alabama, Austal, Walmart, Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, University of South Alabama, City of Mobile, Al, Altapointe Health Systems, Pilot Catastrophe Service, Mcdonald's.

Ready to grow your presence in the Mobile area? Start your free seven-day trial of OpenPhone now. You can start calling and texting from your local 251 area code number immediately, with no new hardware.

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See which specific 251 phone numbers are available and claim your own Mobile, AL number by signing up for a free trial. Here’s how it works: using our service, you can easily set up your local phone number without the need to install any additional hardware. Easily download and install our app, and find the right numbers for your business.

How to get a 251 phone number


Enter your email address or sign in with your Google account.


Then search by city (Mobile, AL) or area code (251) to select a specific local number.


Verify your account via credit card (you won’t be charged until your trial ends, cancel anytime.)


Use the OpenPhone browser app or download the desktop apps or mobile apps.

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Why do businesses sign up for a virtual 251 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 251. You can even port over your existing number with no service interruptions. Use your number on any cell phone, tablet, or computer using OpenPhone, the #1 rated business phone platform on G2. There’s an app for all your favorite devices so your conversations — and contacts — always stay in one place.

Make and receive calls from across the state or around the world. An OpenPhone business number travels with you wherever you have an internet connection. Best of all, you can use your phone number from anywhere to call anyone in the US or Canada without any long-distance charges. Calls to other countries are just a fraction of what you’d pay with a traditional carrier.

You can also have different numbers for departments, teammates, and locations. If you need a new number, it takes just seconds to activate and assign unique numbers to someone on your team. There are no waiting periods, no trips to the store, and no contracts to sign.

Streamline all your phone communication

OpenPhone’s modern business phone platform comes packed with features that make looking professional effortless. Start by easily adding a phone menu, caller ID, and away voicemail greeting.

Respond to customers easier when you save go-to message templates as snippets. Stop typing the same responses over and over again, and give your customers reliable answers faster.
You can even automatically send out a text message to missed or after-hours calls. There are so many creative ways to use automatic messaging. Harness your newfound powers to nurture leads or promote sales when you can’t answer business calls.
While you’re at it, get your team aligned, too. You can start by working together off a shared number where your team can split responsibility for incoming calls and messages to your business number. That way, no important calls go unanswered and your team stays on the same page.

Flexible calls from anywhere

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Decide which numbers to share with team members. Share the main business number with your entire team or share it with your assistant so after-hours calls get answered. Create departments for small groups. Then everyone can collaborate on any external communication through internal threads. You can even offer direct lines for your employees, too.

Most importantly, your team can quickly catch up on any conversation. Anyone with access to your a shared number inbox can see all voicemails, call history, and text messaging in a single view for every contact.

With your OpenPhone number, you have complete control over your business calls. Know which calls are business and which are personal. Your private number stays private — and when you’re off the clock, you can mute notifications for business calls.

OpenPhone’s flexible suite of features means you’re open for business from any device, anywhere.

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