Get a Hawaii local phone number – 808 area code

Build relationships using a Hawaii business phone number from anywhere else in the world. OpenPhone’s small-business-friendly pricing starts at just $10 per user per month.

Do you need a local 808 Hawaii phone number?
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Businesses looking to target local islanders should have an 808 area code so they can be reached and recognized easily. There are other reasons to have a local presence, too:

Local loyalty with a local number

Hawaiians are a loyal bunch regardless of whether they hail from Oahu, Maui, or Molokai. With a local VoIP number, business owners can help them feel they’re supporting a local business in the same time zone rather than a distant corporation. Your caller ID shows you’re local, so your answer rate is as high as possible.

Do you need a local presence in multiple area codes? OpenPhone lets you own unlimited telephone numbers on a phone system that supports them all. Choose cities in Canada, the US, or toll-free numbers.

Use your Hawaii phone number outside 808

Did you know Honolulu International Airport has daily connections to Los Angeles, Seattle, Sydney, Vancouver, and more? Go ahead and hop on a flight. Virtual phone numbers let you take care of clients on the mainland, work remotely, or run a fully global company. You don’t have to stay in the state to use your Hawaii phone number. Whether you’re in the US or anywhere else around the world, your business remains local.

Give your number to your team to share

With the ability to share and restrict access to your phone number, you can add unlimited team members to the same number. They can answer calls, see and respond to texts, and keep everyone on the same page. Some things you can do are:
  • Add an assistant, so calls get answered when you’re not available
  • Invite co-founders for double coverage
  • Keep the lines open for important clients
  • Share call recordings with everyone for better training


Do you have some employees who need their own lines? With OpenPhone, you can add as many unique numbers as you like to your telephone system.

Look more professional with business features

OpenPhone helps you professionalize your business communication. Prospects see a local caller ID with your business name, and they hear custom voicemail greetings for different scenarios, like a missed versus after-hours call. Call forwarding is also easy. Select an OpenPhone number, turn on call forwarding, and choose the number where you want calls to go.

You can also let customers choose the help they need from phone menus with no PBX system. Call recording enables you to discuss calls with your team or onboard newcomers. It’s all there to help you organize calls, serve customers better, and come off as professional as any corporation while still appearing local.
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Another way to help facilitate your business's success in this state is to use local numers.

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

What does the 808 area code cover?

Area code 808 covers every Hawaiian island, whether you’re Mauka (toward the mountain) or Makai (toward the ocean), or anywhere in between. That includes Honolulu, Pearl City, Hilo, Waipahu, Kailua, and Kaneohe.

what area code numbers are available

Port an existing
Hawaii number.
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Already have an Hawaii phone number you want to use with OpenPhone? No problem, just fill out this 2-minute porting form. You can also port any other US, Canadian, or North American toll-free number to your OpenPhone Account.

How to get a Hawaii number

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Enter your email address or sign in with your Google account.
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Then search by city or area code 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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Use the OpenPhone browser, desktop, or mobile app.
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Why your business needs a Hawaii phone number

There are plenty of industries in Hawaii for startups to join. But the Aloha spirit remains Hawaii’s biggest draw, with tourism a continual winner in the state’s economy.

The islands also have strong growth in:

    • Alternative Energy - Plentiful sunshine and constant trade winds make great replacements for fossil fuels. Did we mention geothermal power? Hawaii’s volcanos already provide 30% of the Big Island’s electricity demand.
    • Tech to serve defense and military - US military bases are core to Hawaii’s economy, and tech companies tend to offer services in this area, from engineering to cybersecurity and consulting.
    • Manufacturing - Food processing keeps island exports strong, from tomatoes to pineapples. There is also manufacturing in candy, bread, and juices.
    • Agriculture - In Hawaii’s tropical climate, coffee, macadamia nuts, and flowers are top exports, with growing facilities across the islands.

If you want to join the industries already firmly established in Hawaii or forge a new path, business incubators and accelerators are here to help.

Here are the top resources:

    • Hawaii Investment Ready - With a $75,000 investment, HIR supports social projects that seek to diversity Hawaii’s economy. They’ve boosted 54 enterprises to the $100 million in annual revenue so far.
    • Blue Startups - This 13-week comprehensive startup incubator program for tech companies. Networking, product prototyping, pitch development, and access to investors are part of the journey. According to Techcrunch, it’s a Top 20 accelerator for the entire country.
    • XLR8HI - An entrepreneurial hub for the Hawaiian islands, this center hosts investment and scaling programs, like preX for four-week courses on scaling and identifying funding, complete with pitch events. There are also speakers, networking, and a bevy of events for small business owners.
    • Mana Up - Accelerate the growth of your product with this unique program for small businesses. Mana Up goes beyond support to traditional tech products and helps eCommerce, products, and locally-owned businesses rooted in Hawaii.

Why you should sign up for a Hawaii number through OpenPhone

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Get started in minutes

Call and text from any computer or smart device without needing to buy extra hardware.

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Save on all your communications

Save time on all 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

All calls, texts, and voicemail are in a single view so it's easy to catch up conversations.

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Automatically send texts

Respond back faster to your business contacts and automate routine text messages with auto-replies, snippets, and more.

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Business love OpenPhone

OpenPhone is the #1 phone system on G2 as voted by other businesses.

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Start using Hawaii phone numbers in Area Code 808 with OpenPhone

When you get a local number in area code 808 with OpenPhone, you build trust as a fellow Hawaiian and benefit from business features that make you look professional. It’s all part of the virtual phone service voted best business phone on software reviewer G2.

To get a Hawaii phone number today, sign up for a free trial.

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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