Get a Washington, DC local phone number

OpenPhone lets you activate phone numbers in Washington, DC area codes in minutes. Best of all, plans start at just $15 per user per month.


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Earn local trust with Washington, DC area codes

A local area code cements your business as a district insider. Customers inside the Beltway recognize it and are more likely to answer the phone. A local number is also easier to call, and makes it a no-brainer to figure out your business hours.

If you need business numbers in nearby states like Maryland, Virginia, or Delaware, or for other states and Canadian provinces, OpenPhone has you covered. You can add unlimited local numbers - along with North American toll-free numbers - and use them from your favorite device while keeping business and personal calls separate.

Use Washington, DC phone numbers anywhere

Fit entrepreneurs can jog across DC in about 40 minutes, so it's a good thing you can use your new Washington, DC business phone number from anywhere. All you need is an internet-connected desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. It won't matter if you're in a nearby state, across the country, or operating internationally, you still have a local presence.

Share your telephone number with your team

You can invite a remote team to use your OpenPhone business phone number in seconds. Once they're on board, OpenPhone lets your team place simultaneous calls, share answering duties, and even set up round-robin answering among several team members. That way, your team never misses any calls.

Ready to give team members their own phone numbers? You can add unlimited direct lines to your platform easily as your business grows.

Look more professional to callers

With OpenPhone, your calls can display your business caller ID - and that's just the beginning of the list of professional business features. You can customize voicemail greetings for multiple situations, from after-hours calls to missed calls, and set instant responses to texts so you're always responsive. Call forwarding helps you route calls quickly to colleagues. Call recording is there to help with better onboarding. It all gives your business an edge with the features of a much bigger company.
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Another way to help facilitate your business's success in this state is to use local numers.

With a local Washington, DC phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a solid foothold in this state.

What Washington, D.C. area codes are available?

Use OpenPhone to find Washington, D.C. phone numbers as you need for your business. You can also select numbers from other states throughout the US, cities in Canada, or toll-free numbers in North America.

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You can reach people from the following area code numbers in the Washington, D.C. metro area:

CodeArea Served
202The North American Numbering Plan in 1947 assigned this original area code to Washington, D.C., in 1947. It covers the entire district.
301Maryland's west and panhandle, it includes all Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and cities like Germantown, Silver Spring, Waldorf, Frederick, Rockville, Bethesda, and Gaithersburg.
703Virginia's Washington, D.C. suburbs, this area code includes cities like Arlington, Alexandria, Centreville, Dale City, and Reston.
771Washington, D.C.'s overlay area code serves all the areas of the district alongside area code 202.

Port an existing
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Already have an Washington, DC phone number you want to use with OpenPhone? Submit your porting request through the OpenPhone app. You can also port any other US, Canadian, or North American toll-free number to your OpenPhone Account.

How to get a Washington, DC number

Enter your email address or sign in with your Google account.
Then search by city or area code 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, desktop, or mobile app.
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Why your business needs a Washington, D.C. phone number

Washington, D.C. is increasingly a privatized town, with less than 20% of workers on the government payroll. Many private companies work with government contracts, from research to technology and security. The hospitality and tourism industries are booming, too.

Ultimately, the federal government drives private business growth in Washington, D.C. For example, over 500 printing companies in Washington, D.C., capitalize on the federal government's expansive need for documents. There are lobbyists, researchers, and organizations headquartered here that focus on providing policy information to representatives. With monuments, museums, and embassies, a host of businesses support the needs of the government and its representatives.

The startup scene in Washington, D.C., is expanding with opportunities that capitalize on the proximity of research and policy organizations (as well as Washington D.C.'s proximity to much of the east coast).

Some accelerators and incubators helping startups are:

    • Washington, D.C. Founder Institute - A cohort-based startup incubator with a semester-based program. It offers mentorship to pre-seed founders. While the incubator charges students, its alumni have the skills to acquire over $1.5 billion in funding.
    • 1863 Programs - With multiple programs for entrepreneurs of color, 1863 has instruction, but also ongoing mentorship, for new companies. With over $6 million in capital raised in equity investment, its companies are dominating the Beltway.
    • CivStart - Community-minded businesses that aim to market to state and local government markets find a unique program in this incubator. They offer startups the chance to pick expert brains, attend demo day, get access to customer research, and court funding.
    • FedTech - Its startup studios pair new businesses with lean startup business education and help procuring government grants and making investor pitches. They focus on validating business models and offer invaluable exposure to new markets, like the government and military.
    • Founders Boost - This incubator has helped companies raise $100 million in funding for more than 1250 pre-seed founders. With a global presence, they offer far-reaching networking opportunities and extensive mentoring partnerships.
    • PeaceTech Accelerator - Data, media, and tech entrepreneurs hoping to advance anti-conflict causes find a unique program in PeaceTech. Alumni include companies working in areas from agriculture supply chain efficiency to predictive AI.

    Why you should sign up for a Washington, DC number through OpenPhone

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    Get started in minutes

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    Save on all your communications

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    Collaborate and share access

    Share your number with teammates to send and receive calls and texts from that number.

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    Stay aligned

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    Automatically send texts

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    Business love OpenPhone

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    Start using local Washington, DC phone numbers with OpenPhone

    A business number from Washington, DC, builds trust and professionalism. Use OpenPhone's VoIP phone system to get started today. You can access all the features that helped OpenPhone get the top business phone rating on G2.

    To get a local Washington, DC phone number using OpenPhone today, sign up for a free trial.

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