818 area code - Get a Los Angeles, California local phone number

Start calling from a custom business Los Angeles phone number in area code 818 with OpenPhone’s modern business phone app. Use your favorite device and an internet connection, and you can call or text from wherever you are to your customers from a local Los Angeles number. Once you activate your phone number, you can make calls, set up custom messages, and collaborate with your team, with all your business calls and texts in a single place.

Pricing for a new 818 number starts at just $15 per user per month.

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Where is area code 818? It covers the San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles County, including Burbank, Canoga Park, Encino, Glendale, North Hollywood, Northridge, Panorama City, Reseda, San Fernando, Sylmar, Tarzana, Van Nuys, and Woodland Hills.

Its principal city is Los Angeles, with a population of 3,898,747. This area code touches the Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

Area code 818 overlays with area code 747.

With a boom of L.A. residents over the years and the demand for new cell phones and devices, many more area codes have sprouted in the area. Some nearby area codes are 213/323 (Los Angeles, CA), 310/424 (Los Angeles, CA), 442/760 (Oceanside, CA), 626 (Pasadena, CA), 661 (Bakersfield, CA), 805/820 (Oxnard, CA), and 909 (San Bernardino, CA).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 818 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Los Angeles, CA area.

Industry snapshot: business stats in
area code 818

Did you know that if Los Angeles county were a nation, its economy would rank #19 globally? LA proper deserves a big chunk of the credit for that success. In the city itself, the median household income is $101,006.

And the Los Angeles metro area spans multiple counties and hundreds of miles, giving residents the potential to earn even more with millions of customers, development programs, and resources to grow a business in the Pacific Time Zone.

They say that everyone you meet in Los Angeles has a screenplay in their backpack, but the reality is that the city of Angels has an economy much more diverse than just the entertainment industry. With heavy-hitters in health care, education, and aerospace, the reality is that entertainment has some competition for big business in L.A.

The top ten employers in Los Angeles, CA, are the Los Angeles Unified School District, Kaiser Permanente, Northrop Grumman, UCLA, University of Southern California, Boeing, Bank of America, City of Los Angeles, The Walt Disney Company, and Amazon.

As far as industries, entertainment and the expansive tourism that this balmy city supports do appear in the top industries employing Los Angelinos. The principal sectors from census.gov for Los Angeles, CA, are educational services, health care, and social assistance; professional, scientific, and management, administrative and waste management services; and arts, entertainment, recreation, and accommodation and food services.

Are you thinking of starting a new business? Business formation applications are growing in LA. From 2019 to 2020, they rose 23% as more residents dove into starting their own businesses. They are in good company for the long-term since 81.80% of startups survive their first year in business. Congrats, newcomers!

The central city in area code 424, Los Angeles has an unemployment rate of 12.3%. While the urban LA population is falling slightly, with a -.17% change from 2019 to 2020, the greater Los Angeles area continues to grow.

But the city is still one of the largest cities and strongest local economies in the country, with entrepreneurs working in all industries to serve millions of customers here.

Los Angeles also ranked 20 for the most connected cities in America, showing it's a prime place to build a local presence within.

With OpenPhone, you can own a new business phone number in area code 424 and start calling and texting customers in Los Angeles today. Sign up for your seven-day free trial to get started, pick a 424 number, and test out calling and texting in OpenPhone. All you need is your preferred device and an internet connection.

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 Los Angeles or North American toll-free number,
getting started is simple.

See which specific 818 phone numbers are available and claim your own Los Angeles, CA 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 818 phone number


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


Then search by city (Los Angeles, CA) or area code (818) 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 818 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 818. 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.

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!

Michael Seibel
CEO at Y Combinator

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