816 area code - Get a Kansas City, Missouri local phone number

You can start using your new 816 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 816. 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 816 unique. Here are some of the most important details you need to know:

Area code 816 covers: Kansas City, St Joseph, Independence, Harrisonville, and parts of west-central Missouri. Its main city is Kansas City, Missouri. If you head to Kansas City, you’ll be among the 508,090 residents of this area code’s biggest town.

This area code touches 13 other codes. It also borders 13 other counties, including Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte, Buchanan, Clinton, Ray, Andrew, Johnson, and DeKalb counties. Nearby area codes are 620 (Hutchinson, KS), 660 (Sedalia, MO), 785 (Topeka, KS), and 913 (Overland Park, KS).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 816 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Kansas City, MO area.

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What’s the startup climate like for new businesses in area code 816? Here are some statistics on population, employment, and core regional businesses:

The largest county in area code 816, Jackson County, lies entirely within Central Standard Time. Population in the area is shrinking slightly. There was a -0.01% population change from 2019 to 2020.

Overall unemployment rates are significant for businesses looking to source talent and grow their presence in a new area. Between 2019 and 2020, the city of Kansas City’s unemployment rate was 7.1%.

But none of these demographics tell the whole story of new business opportunities in the area. In fact, in area code 816, new enterprises are slightly dropping. Business applications were up 23.00% from 2019 to 2020. And many of these endeavors are thriving with a startup survival of rate 76.00% within Missouri.

Startups join an infrastructure of existing titans. In area code 816, newcomers can grow along with Kansas City, MO’s top ten employers: Cerner Corporation, Sprint, Children's Mercy Hospital, The University of Kansas Health System, Saint Luke's Health System, University of Kansas Medical Center, Hallmark Cards, US Army, Honeywell, Burns & Mcdonnell.

New businesses can also benefit from working closely with large existing industries. Missouri's top three industries are:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services

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.

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

See which specific 816 phone numbers are available and claim your own Kansas City, MO 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 816 phone number


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


Then search by city (Kansas City, MO) or area code (816) 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 816 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 816 area code phone number in 816, 816, 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 816, Kansas City 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 816.

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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