831 area code - Get a Salinas, California local phone number

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A local phone number can help a business grow its credibility with customers on their own turf. It helps you stay accessible to customers who are more likely to answer your calls, and who feel confident they’re reaching a trusted partner — and not an anonymous national corporation. A local number can be the key to loyal customers in area code 831.

If you’re targeting local customers, developing your presence in an area code is the start of your business journey. Are you just getting to know the lay of the land? Here are some important facts about area code 831:

This area code covers cities including: Santa Cruz and Watsonville. Its major city is Salinas, which has a population of 163,542 people.

The 831 area code touches 4 other counties: Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and San Benito.

You’ll find other area codes nearby including area codes 209 (Stockton, CA), 408/669 (San Jose, CA), 559 (Fresno, CA), 650 (San Mateo, CA), and 805/820 (Oxnard, CA).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 831 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Salinas, CA area.

The biggest business trends in
area code 831

What kinds of businesses thrive in area code 831? 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 831:

This area is located in Pacific Standard Time. Its major city, Salinas, is located in Salinas, CA, and its population fell -0.26% from 2019 to 2020. The county’s unemployment rate is 10.8%. Salinas households rake in roughly $86,319 per year.

Salinas’ new business applications spiked 15.00% from 2019 to 2020, and the startup survival rate for the state is 81.80%.

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 Salinas: California State University, Monterey Bay, Community Hospital of The Monterey Peninsula, Monterey County, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, US Army, US Navy, County of Monterey, Pebble Beach Company, Naval Postgraduate School.

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Whether you're looking for a local Salinas or North American toll-free number,
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See which specific 831 phone numbers are available and claim your own Salinas, 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 831 phone number


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


Then search by city (Salinas, CA) or area code (831) to select a specific local number.


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 831 number with OpenPhone
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Go anywhere, appear local in 831

Obtain a local 831 phone number easily in 831, 831. 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 831, 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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