479 area code - Get a Fort Smith, Arkansas local phone number

Get an area code 479 number for your business with OpenPhone. OpenPhone gives you a local business phone number across the US and Canada, including area code 479. No extra hardware is necessary through OpenPhone — easily add a new virtual number to your existing smartphone, tablet, or computer to start calling and texting through a simple, modern app. Then customize your phone settings in minutes to streamline your communication.

Pricing for a 479 number starts at just $10 per user per month with OpenPhone.

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OpenPhone helps business owners start their businesses in local areas like area code 479. You can sign up for a phone number that lets you look local no matter where you travel and build loyalty with residents. You’ll be part of the neighborhood, calling from a familiar area code shows you’re committed to the community. A local phone number also makes it easier to get through to residents. It’s more convenient to place a local call — it’s more intriguing to pick up a local call, too.


Your business can benefit from a local phone number if you serve local customers. You look knowledgeable about local norms, from real estate to slab grading. For many small businesses, having a local presence instills trust.


There’s plenty that makes area code 479 unique. Here are some of the most important details you need to know:


Area code 479 covers: Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Rogers, and most of northwestern Arkansas. Its main city is Fort Smith, Arkansas. If you head to Fort Smith, you’ll be among the 89,142 residents of this area code’s biggest town.


This area code touches 15 other codes. It also borders 15 other counties, including Benton, Washington, Sebastian, Crawford, Pope, Johnson, Logan, Yell, Franklin, and Madison counties. Nearby area codes are 417 (Springfield, MO), 501 (Little Rock, AR), 539/918 (Tulsa, OK), 573 (Columbia, MO), 580 (Lawton, OK), and 870 (Jonesboro, AR).


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With a local 479 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Fort Smith, AR area.

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What’s the startup climate like for new businesses in area code 479? Here are some statistics on population, employment, and core regional businesses:


The largest county in area code 479, Sebastian County, lies entirely within Central Standard Time. Population in the area is shrinking slightly. There was a -0.04% population change from 2019 to 2020.

Overall unemployment rates are significant for businesses looking to source talent and grow their presence in a new area. Between 2019 and 2020, the city of Fort Smith’s unemployment rate was 6%.

But none of these demographics tell the whole story of new business opportunities in the area. In fact, in area code 479, new enterprises are slightly dropping. Business applications were up 21.00% from 2019 to 2020. And many of these endeavors are thriving with a startup survival of rate 77.40% within Arkansas.

Startups join an infrastructure of existing titans. In area code 479, newcomers can grow along with Fort Smith, AR’s top ten employers: Fort Smith Public Schools, Walmart, Mercy, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Baldor Electric Company - A Member of The Abb Group, Arcbest, Abf Freight, Arcbest, Rheem Manufacturing, Ok Foods Inc..

New businesses can also benefit from working closely with large existing industries. Arkansas's top three industries are:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services


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See which specific 479 phone numbers are available and claim your own Fort Smith, AR 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 479 phone number

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

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Then search by city (Fort Smith, AR) or area code (479) to select a specific local number.

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

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Why do businesses sign up for a virtual 479 number with OpenPhone
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Go anywhere, appear local in 479

Obtain a local 479 phone number easily in 479, 479. Or port your existing phone number over with no service interruptions. It takes just minutes and is done for you. Once your number is activated, OpenPhone works on any device. Get a phone number and start calling and texting quickly, managing your conversations from an easy-to-use inbox. OpenPhone has apps you can access from a tablet, computer, or smartphone.

OpenPhone works from almost anywhere across the globe, so you can travel or live overseas — and still appear local. Chat with clients across state borders or from a coworking space across continents. All it takes is an internet connection.

Don’t live in the area code that you want a number for? No problem. You can still use your number anywhere without incurring typical long-distance charges. Calling and texting to any US or Canadian number is free with OpenPhone.

Leave a strong impression

Even if you’re working on the road, you can keep conversations organized and professional with OpenPhone. When you’re off, you can automatically mute business notifications after hours.

Easily add a phone menu, caller ID, and business voicemail greetings. That way, you can make a great impression on callers. While your business ID helps customers recognize your calls, your private number is always safe. Just because you’re using a personal device doesn’t mean your cell phone number is visible to customers. Incoming calls to your device show as an OpenPhone number so you can easily see what’s for work and what isn’t.

Sign up for multiple OpenPhone numbers, and always know which calls to your cell phone are for which specific OpenPhone numbers, or are personal.

Easily scale your phone system as your team grows

Get as many phone numbers as your business needs. Spin up new numbers in an instant to expand to new markets or assign any number to a specific teammate. Any numbers are ready to use without visiting a store or sitting on hold with customer service.

Your team can split the responsibility of answering incoming calls and messages by working from a shared number. When you share access, your team can stay aligned and work together to address messages. Assign out tasks and collaborate using threads. And stay responsive in record time by saving go-to message templates as snippets for common queries.

With a local business telephone number in area code 479, it’s easy to appear local and expand your company’s presence in the region. Support your growth by using OpenPhone, the #1 business phone solution on G2.

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