231 area code - Get a Muskegon, Michigan local phone number

You can start using your new 231 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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OpenPhone helps business owners start their businesses in local areas like area code 231. You can sign up for a phone number that lets you look local no matter where you travel and build loyalty with residents. You’ll be part of the neighborhood, calling from a familiar area code shows you’re committed to the community. A local phone number also makes it easier to get through to residents. It’s more convenient to place a local call — it’s more intriguing to pick up a local call, too.

Your business can benefit from a local phone number if you serve local customers. You look knowledgeable about local norms, from real estate to slab grading. For many small businesses, having a local presence instills trust.

There’s plenty that makes area code 231 unique. Here are some of the most important details you need to know:

Area code 231 covers: Muskegon, Traverse City, Ludington, Petoskey, and part of northwestern Michigan. Its main city is Muskegon, Michigan. If you head to Muskegon, you’ll be among the 38,318 residents of this area code’s biggest town.

This area code touches 21 other codes. It also borders 21 other counties, including Grand Traverse, Muskegon, Newaygo, Wexford, Mecosta, Osceola, Cheboygan, Antrim, Emmet, and Kalkaska counties. Nearby area codes are 249/705 (Sudbury, ON), 616 (Grand Rapids, MI), 906 (Marquette, MI), and 989 (Saginaw, MI).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 231 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Muskegon, MI area.

Top industries and economic trends within the
231 area code

Any good snapshot of area code 231 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 231 is in Eastern Standard Time. Its major county is Muskegon County, MI which has an unemployment rate of 11.4%. In Muskegon, the average household makes $46,444 annually. The city’s population has fallen -0.08% from 2019 to 2020.

New businesses are sprouting up everywhere. New business applications were up 40.00% from 2019 to 2020. Of those who launch a new venture, an estimated 71.80% will survive in the state of Michigan.

New businesses are part of industries like the top ten employers in Muskegon: Mercy Health, Herman Miller, Adac Automotive, Meijer, Arconic, Howmet Aerospace, Mercy Health, Shape Corp., Spectrum Health, Muskegon Public Schools.

Existing industries build on a rich history in the area. According to census.gov, the top three industries for the city of Muskegon 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 231 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 Muskegon or North American toll-free number,
getting started is simple.

See which specific 231 phone numbers are available and claim your own Muskegon, MI 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 231 phone number


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Then search by city (Muskegon, MI) or area code (231) 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 231 number with OpenPhone
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Go anywhere, appear local in 231

Obtain a local 231 phone number easily in 231, 231. Or port your existing phone number over with no service interruptions. It takes just minutes and is done for you. Once your number is activated, OpenPhone works on any device. Get a phone number and start calling and texting quickly, managing your conversations from an easy-to-use inbox. OpenPhone has apps you can access from a tablet, computer, or smartphone.

OpenPhone works from almost anywhere across the globe, so you can travel or live overseas — and still appear local. Chat with clients across state borders or from a coworking space across continents. All it takes is an internet connection.

Don’t live in the area code that you want a number for? No problem. You can still use your number anywhere without incurring typical long-distance charges. Calling and texting to any US or Canadian number is free with OpenPhone.

Leave a strong impression

Even if you’re working on the road, you can keep conversations organized and professional with OpenPhone. When you’re off, you can automatically mute business notifications after hours.

Easily add a phone menu, caller ID, and business voicemail greetings. That way, you can make a great impression on callers. While your business ID helps customers recognize your calls, your private number is always safe. Just because you’re using a personal device doesn’t mean your cell phone number is visible to customers. Incoming calls to your device show as an OpenPhone number so you can easily see what’s for work and what isn’t.

Sign up for multiple OpenPhone numbers, and always know which calls to your cell phone are for which specific OpenPhone numbers, or are personal.

Easily scale your phone system as your team grows

Get as many phone numbers as your business needs. Spin up new numbers in an instant to expand to new markets or assign any number to a specific teammate. Any numbers are ready to use without visiting a store or sitting on hold with customer service.

Your team can split the responsibility of answering incoming calls and messages by working from a shared number. When you share access, your team can stay aligned and work together to address messages. Assign out tasks and collaborate using threads. And stay responsive in record time by saving go-to message templates as snippets for common queries.

With a local business telephone number in area code 231, it’s easy to appear local and expand your company’s presence in the region. Support your growth by using OpenPhone, the #1 business phone solution on G2.

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