229 area code - Get a Albany, Georgia local phone number

You can start using your new 229 area code business telephone number in just a few minutes with OpenPhone. OpenPhone lets you call from a device you already use, so you won’t need to carry a new phone, go to a store, or sign a new contract. With a simple app, you make and receive calls and texts wherever you are, on your cell phone, tablet, or computer. Once you activate your phone number, you can customize your business settings and keep all your business calls in one place.

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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 229.

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 229:

This area code covers cities including: Georgia (Albany, Valdosta, Bainbridge, Americus, Fitzgerald, and most of southwestern Georgia). Its major city is Albany, which has a population of 69,647 people.

The 229 area code touches 41 other counties: Lowndes, Dougherty, Colquitt, Thomas, Tift, Sumter, Lee, Decatur, Grady, and Mitchell.

You’ll find other area codes nearby including area codes 334 (Montgomery, AL), 386 (Palm Coast, FL), 478 (Macon, GA), 706/762 (Augusta, GA), 850 (Tallahassee, FL), 904 (Jacksonville, FL), and 912 (Savannah, GA).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 229 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Albany, GA area.

Top industries and economic trends within the
229 area code

Any good snapshot of area code 229 includes details on its economy and business climate. From population change to new business starts, the story of an area is told by who stays, where they work, and how often they start new businesses. We were curious about the biggest players and the people they serve, so we collected some statistics to help you get to know the area. Here’s what we found:

Area code 229 is in Central Standard Time. Its major county is Dougherty County, GA which has an unemployment rate of 8.6%. In Albany, the average household makes $48,929 annually. The city’s population has fallen -0.49% from 2019 to 2020.

New businesses are sprouting up everywhere. New business applications were up 115.00% from 2019 to 2020. Of those who launch a new venture, an estimated 76.50% will survive in the state of Georgia.

New businesses are part of industries like the top ten employers in Albany: Phoebe Putney Health System, Dougherty County School System, Albany State University, United States Marine CoRPS, Albany Technical College, Walmart, Procter & Gamble, Millercoors, Darton College, City of Albany.

Existing industries build on a rich history in the area. According to census.gov, the top three industries for the city of Albany are:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

New businesses can join them with a virtual phone number from OpenPhone. Start calling and texting in a few minutes from area code 229 when you sign up for a free trial of OpenPhone.

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

See which specific 229 phone numbers are available and claim your own Albany, GA 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 229 phone number


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


Then search by city (Albany, GA) or area code (229) 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 229 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 229 area code phone number in 229, 229, 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 229, Albany 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 229.

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.

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