781 area code - Get a Boston, Massachusetts local phone number

Call and text customers in Boston, MA, with a dedicated business phone number in area code 781. All you need is your favorite device and an internet connection using OpenPhone— you won’t need to buy a new cell phone, visit a store, or sign a contract. You can set up a local area code 781 number in minutes, then customize voice greetings, business hours, and contacts to begin serving your customers with OpenPhone. Wherever you call and text from, you always appear local in area code 781.

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Bostonians like things on their own turf. So if you want to fit in, don’t try to tax the tea, remember to run by Dunkie’s, and make sure to get a local MA phone number. It helps set you apart as a local with roots in Red Sox nation. Locals prefer doing business with businesses they know and can trust rather than large, national companies. So if your business involves targeting local residents, you build loyalty by establishing a presence in this historical city. Grab yourself some scrod and chips, and you fit right in.

Are you just starting to explore a presence in the town sometimes called the Cradle of Liberty? Here are some of the local facts about area code MA:

In area code MA, that means the capital of Boston, plus Cambridge, Quincy, Newton, Everett, and the nearby suburbs ringing the central city. The principal city covered is Boston, with a population of 675,647 residents. This area code is overlaid by area code 339, Boston’s original area code. Both share the city’s footprint from the western suburbs to Massachusetts Bay.

This area code touches five total counties. Those counties are Norfolk, MA, Middlesex, MA, Suffolk, MA, Plymouth, MA, and Essex, MA.

You can find nearby area codes all around the city, including 351/978 (Lowell, MA), 401 (Providence, RI), 508/774 (Worcester, MA), and 617/MA (Boston, MA).

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With a local 781 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Boston, MA area.

781: Books and banks: Boston’s economy and current growth
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While this Eastern Standard Time city is best known for its history of tricorn hats and colonial fighters, it’s not stuck in the past. Boston’s business climate is tech-forward, and the city’s creative and bustling atmosphere is evident in every corner of the city.

If you’re involved in these top three industries, according to census.gov, you have plenty of company in Boston:

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

When Harvard University first put down roots here in 1636, its founders couldn’t have known they were starting a trend. But today, a long line of Bostonians enjoys the multiple educational institutions that all call Boston home, from MIT to Boston College and Boston University. Educational services is still the top industry in the area, along with financial services.

You also find yourself in the hub of economic activity for all New England. Some of the biggest employers are located right here in Boston. Unsurprisingly, education mixes with some top companies employing Bostonians: Massachusetts General Hospital, Fidelity Investments, Harvard University, Brigham And Women's Hospital, State Street, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, and Boston University.

In Boston’s Suffolk County, unemployment is 9.7%. Some unemployed may want to start a business (or seek jobs with other growing startups). They’re in good company. New business applications are up 3% from 2019 to 2020, and the state’s startup survival rate is a robust 80.50%. It might be all that educational support.

Boston’s economic mix supports an average household income of $113,307. That hasn’t kept the city growing—from 2019 to 2020, the city’s population fell by 0.18%. However, the suburbs and greater Boston area continue to grow. And its reputation for smarts, its prestigious marathon, and its sports fervor has meant Boston continues to draw new ventures to its existing resources.

A new business phone number in Boston means you can call and text customers today, from the harborfront to the Freedom Trail. Get started with a 7-day free trial from 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 Boston or North American toll-free number,
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See which specific 781 phone numbers are available and claim your own Boston, MA 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 781 phone number


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


Then search by city (Boston, MA) or area code (781) 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 781 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 781 area code phone number in Massachusetts, MA, 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 Massachusetts, Saugus, Norwood, Waltham Woburn, and other suburbs of Boston along Route 128 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 781.

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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