773 phone number - Get a Chicago, Illinois local phone number

Get a Chicago phone number easily that you can use anywhere you have an internet connection with OpenPhone. You can call Chicago customers, get texts, personalize messages, and add a custom caller ID for a professional presence. Your 773 phone number is a simple but powerful business phone system that lives in your existing cell phone, giving you the power to run your business from anywhere.

Pricing for a 251 number starts at just $15 per user per month with OpenPhone.

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OpenPhone offers business phone numbers across the country and in Canada, too. Streamline your communication with professional phone features like caller ID and an auto attendant. You can start calling and texting from an area code 773 number in Chicago today.

But where exactly is area code 773? Let’s look at some key statistics and details about the region.

In area code 773, the primary urban area is Chicago, with a population of 2,746,388. Here in Cook County, there are plenty of city dwellers living and working every day.

They also use overlay area codes 872 and 312 to serve the population.

Area code 773 covers the City of Chicago, excluding downtown.

There are some close-by area codes like 219 (Hammond, IN), 224/847 (Elgin, IL), 312 (Chicago, IL), 331/630 (Aurora, IL), 708 (Cicero, IL), 779/815 (Rockford, IL), 872 (Chicago, IL).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 773 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Chicago, IL area.

Who’s doing business in
area code 773?

OpenPhone helps businesses keep their company separate from their personal phone number. They can maintain a professional presence in the cities that matter to their businesses. For some, that’s Chicago, But what’s the city’s economic structure all about? Who’s here, and what companies reign supreme?

Here are some of the critical points about Chicago’s business climate.

Every city develops its own personality, companies, and history, from farming to banking. Some industries eventually stand out as they grow their own ecosystems to serve the city. For Chicago, the major city in area code 773, that means these top three industries:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
  • Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing

You’ll see these industries represented in the companies that employ the most residents. They are: Chicago Public Schools, Walgreens, Mcdonald's, Abbvie, University of Illinois at Chicago, Allstate, Advocate Health Care, Abbott, Northwestern University, United Airlines.

These standout employers help bring the mean household income in the city of Chicago to $94,733. Not all are so fortunate. The unemployment rate in the city’s major county, Cook County, IL, is 11.1%.

Some in Chicago are exiting the city (the population trickled out from 2019 to 2020, with the city losing -0.20% of its population) in favor of the suburbs and other cities. But more are registering new businesses. The number of new business applications in the same period skyrocketed 60%. Those entrepreneurs have a good chance of making their dreams a reality since the state’s startup survival rate from 2019 to 2020 was 78.80%.

Get started communicating with customers using a local 773 phone number of your own. No matter where you are, you always have a professional presence in Chicago. Get started with a free, seven-day trial.

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

See which specific 773 phone numbers are available and claim your own Chicago, Illinois 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 773 phone number


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


Then search by city (Chicago, IL) or area code (773) 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 773 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 773. 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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Can I port my existing 773 number to OpenPhone?

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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