659 area code - Get a Birmingham, Alabama local phone number

Getting a business phone number in area code 659 is easy with OpenPhone. You can pick a number, add it to your existing cell phone, and call from anywhere you have a WiFi connection. With a virtual phone system like OpenPhone, you can make and receive calls from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s simple to differentiate personal from customer calls and you don’t need to be in area code 659 to establish a professional presence in the region with customers. There’s no need for extra hardware, a new phone, or a contract.

Pricing for a 659 number starts at just $13 per user per month with OpenPhone.

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Having a local number gives you a leg up on the national competition. You can instantly be part of the community here in Alabama. Many people are more likely to pick up a phone call from an area code they recognize.

You can connect with customers in area code 659’s major city, Birmingham, Alabama, with a population of 200,733. The area code also covers: Birmingham; Tuscaloosa, and parts of western and central Alabama.

With an increasing demand for new phone numbers, area code 659 is an overlay of area code 205. These area codes touch 21 counties in total. That includes counties like Jefferson, Shelby, Tuscaloosa, St. Clair, Walker, Blount, Chilton, Marion, Bibb, and Pickens.

There are lots of area codes in close range, like 205 (Birmingham, AL), 251 (Mobile, AL), 256/938 (Huntsville, AL), 334 (Montgomery, AL), 601/769 (Jackson, MS), and 662 (Southaven, MS).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 659 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Birmingham, AL area.

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Looking to get a lay of the land on the economic landscape of Alabama before you get an area code 659 business phone number? Here are a few key facts to keep in mind:

Area code 659 is in the Central Standard Time. In this corner of Alabama, you’ll find the area code’s biggest city, Birmingham, in Jefferson County.

Jefferson County has an unemployment rate of 6.2% and a mean household income of $56,635. The population within Birmingham’s city limits dipped slightly by -0.29% from 2019 to 2020.

Many in Birmingham have recently started businesses. During the same period, the number of new business applications in Birmingham rose a whopping 44%. Their prospects are optimistic since Alabama’s startup survival rate is 77.20%. Sure, many entrepreneurs here are diving into the future of work in new and innovative ways. But there are also big players established in this large city.

The top ten employers in Birmingham, AL are University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB Medicine, Regions Bank, Southern Company, BBVA Compass, Children's of Alabama, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Walmart, Birmingham City Schools, AT&T.

They represent some of the significant sectors of the area. According to census.gov, Birmingham’s most powerful industries are:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
  • Manufacturing

Connect with your customer base. In area code 659, it’s as easy as starting a free, seven-day trial of OpenPhone. You can choose a 659 phone number instantly, call and text with your new number and confirm that OpenPhone is a great fit for your business.

Try out calling and texting with an area code tied to this flourishing region and confirm OpenPhone is a great fit for your business by starting a free seven-day trial of OpenPhone.

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Whether you're looking for a local Birmingham or North American toll-free number,
getting started is simple.

See which specific 659 phone numbers are available and claim your own Birmingham, 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 659 phone number


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


Then search by city (Birmingham, AL) or area code (659) 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 659 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 659 area code phone number in Birmingham, Alabama, in just a few minutes. Your existing number won’t see any service interruptions, and we do all the work. Get more than one number to use for people, teams, or locations immediately. There are no waiting periods, no stores to navigate, and no hidden fees.

Once you’re here, calling and texting to the US or Canada is free. You can use your local number anywhere, even if you work outside of Birmingham, AL and the US.

You can use your number on a smartphone or computer since all you need is an internet connection. Manage conversations in your inbox wherever you work using your preferred device; OpenPhone works with your laptop, computer, tablet, and smart phone

Separate what’s work and what’s personal

OpenPhone lets business owners take control over how and where they work while staying local for their customers. Personal numbers remain private and your favorite device is ready to call using your new work phone number.

Stay professional at work, but mute notifications after hours. Your personal calls come through on your personal line, but that doesn’t mean you have to be on-call for business at all hours.

When you sign up for multiple phone numbers using OpenPhone, you’ll always see which calls are coming from your personal line and which are from specific business telephone numbers.

OpenPhone’s modern business phone features give you powerful tools to do more business in area code 659.

Deliver a better customer experience faster

OpenPhone’s modern app gives businesses the features they used to get from a complicated PBX system. You can use phone menus so customers can direct their own calls to team members that can help best. Setting up or updating a phone menu as needed is simple.

And getting your team on board is just as easy. You can activate new numbers instantaneously, assign them to teammates, and even share a main phone number. With shared numbers, your team can:

  • share responsibility for answering calls and messages
  • access go-to message templates that make answering common inquiries a snap
  • collaborate on any communication through internal threads and mentions
  • respond quickly — all voicemails, call history, and texts are in a single view with each contact

To help provide a professional presence with your new number, you can customize your caller ID. Plus, easily set up separate voicemail greetings for when your team is working and off.

Frequently asked questions about local numbers

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Just a piece of advice. I used my personal cell number as the company number and I still regret it a decade later (I get so many stupid calls). Don’t do what I did. I wish I had a service like this 10 years ago!

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CEO at Y Combinator

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