517 area code - Get a Lansing, Michigan local phone number

You can start using your new 517 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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A local phone number can help a business grow its credibility with customers on their own turf. It helps you stay accessible to customers who are more likely to answer your calls, and who feel confident they’re reaching a trusted partner — and not an anonymous national corporation. A local number can be the key to loyal customers in area code 517.

If you’re targeting local customers, developing your presence in an area code is the start of your business journey. Are you just getting to know the lay of the land? Here are some important facts about area code 517:

This area code covers cities including: Lansing, Jackson, Charlotte, Deerfield, Addison, and most of south-central Michigan. Its major city is Lansing, which has a population of 112,644 people.

The 517 area code touches 12 other counties: Ingham, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Eaton, Calhoun, Hillsdale, Branch, Clinton, and Shiawassee.

You’ll find other area codes nearby including area codes 248/947 (Troy, MI), 260 (Fort Wayne, IN), 269 (Kalamazoo, MI), 419/567 (Toledo, OH), 616 (Grand Rapids, MI), 734 (Ann Arbor, MI), 810 (Flint, MI), and 989 (Saginaw, MI).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 517 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Lansing, MI area.

The biggest business trends in
area code 517

What kinds of businesses thrive in area code 517? Are customers moving in — or heading to more prosperous locales? For lots of new businesses, knowing what the area’s largest industries and employers are can help determine what kinds of resources are available to help them grow, just as these businesses did. Check out the following key facts and trends within area code 517:

This area is located in Eastern Standard Time. Its major city, Lansing, is located in Lansing, MI, and its population fell -0.13% from 2019 to 2020. The county’s unemployment rate is 7.5%. Lansing households rake in roughly $53,916 per year.

Lansing’ new business applications spiked 5.00% from 2019 to 2020, and the startup survival rate for the state is 71.80%.

Startups here join a business environment dominated by these three industries:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

They find themselves among the top ten employers in Lansing: Michigan State University, State of Michigan, Sparrow Health System, General Motors, Auto-Owners Insurance, Meijer, Jackson, Dart Container, Lansing Community College, Mclaren Greater Lansing.

Ready to grow your presence in the Lansing area? Start your free seven-day trial of OpenPhone now. You can start calling and texting from your local 517 area code number immediately, with no new hardware.

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Whether you're looking for a local Lansing or North American toll-free number,
getting started is simple.

See which specific 517 phone numbers are available and claim your own Lansing, 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 517 phone number


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


Then search by city (Lansing, MI) or area code (517) 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 517 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 517. 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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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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