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

Call customers locally across the US and Canada from a 872 area code number using OpenPhone. Use your new number on any smartphone or computer without buying any additional hardware. You can activate a business phone number in minutes.

Pricing for a 872 phone number starts at just $10 per user per month with OpenPhone.

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If you need a new business phone number in area code 872 or a city nearby, you likely need some details about the locale. We took a closer look at area code 872. Here’s what we found.


Area code 872 covers Cook county – Its principal city is Chicago, which has a population of 2,746,388.


The area code encompasses people in the Illinois: overlay of telephone area codes 312 (downtown Chicago) and 773 (City of Chicago excluding downtown) in Chicago, Illinois.


Nearby area codes are 219 (Hammond, IN), 224/847 (Elgin, IL), 312 (Chicago, IL), 331/630 (Aurora, IL), 708 (Cicero, IL), 773 (Chicago, IL), 779/815 (Rockford, IL).


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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 872 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Chicago, IL area.

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Building business connections

Are you starting a business in area code 872 or looking to expand there? You can get a feel for the climate with these facts on employers, population, and top industries.


This Central Standard Time metropolis is in Cook County. Its unemployment rate of 11.1% hasn’t stopped some large employers from hiring. The biggest employers in the city of Chicago are: Chicago Public Schools, Walgreens, Mcdonald’s, Abbvie, University of Illinois at Chicago, Allstate, Advocate Health Care, Abbott, Northwestern University, United Airlines.


Look deeper, and you can see some patterns in the most prominent industries thriving in Chicago. These top sectors, from census.gov, are:
  • 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


These sectors have contributed to Chicago's mean household income of $94,733. But don’t forget the independent business community. The blossoming number of small businesses popping up around town has also been central to the growth and prosperity of the city.

As more people go into business for themselves, spurred on by a remote work revolution and digital tools that let them work from anywhere, Chicago has seen new business applications skyrocket 60% from 2019 to 2020. They’re in good shape to thrive well into the future, with the state’s startup survival rate at 78.80%.

Join the thriving economic scene in area code 872. Access easy-to-use but powerful business features to streamline your communications. It begins with a free, seven 7-day 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 Chicago or North American toll-free number,
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See which specific 872 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 872 phone number

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

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Then search by city (Chicago, IL) or area code (872) 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 app or download the desktop apps or mobile apps.

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Why do businesses sign up for a virtual 872 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 872. 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.

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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

How do I get a local 872 phone number?
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Yes, you can forward your Chicago number to any US or Canadian number using OpenPhone.
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Can I forward calls from my 872 area code phone number elsewhere?
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Yes, you can forward your Chicago number to any US or Canadian number using OpenPhone.
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Can I port my existing 872 number to OpenPhone?
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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!

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