917 area code - Get a New York, New York local phone number

Activate a local 917 area code phone number in minutes with OpenPhone. You can start calling and texting from New York City’s boroughs faster than the F train can take you there. Then easily customize your business phone number with messages, business hours, and a host of other professional features. Your new business phone number enhances your local presence in New York without a new device or cell phone plan. And wherever you go, you appear local to area code 917.

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OpenPhone is made for businesses to build their presence locally. Buyers can reach out more quickly to a local number and are more comfortable hearing from a company with a local area code. Most people prefer doing business locally than with national companies. Establishing a phone number in area code 917 boosts business loyalty from the Bronx to Staten Island.

Where does this local presence extend? Area code 917 covers the five boroughs of New York City: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.

With a population of 8,804,190, this area code’s largest city is the country’s most populous. Everyone in area code 917 lives in New York, though there are even more New Yorkers covered in the borough of Manhattan by different area codes.

Area code 917 touches five counties: Kings, Queens, New York, Bronx, and Richmond.

There are also multiple counties nearby: 201/551 (Jersey City, NJ), 212/332/646 (New York, NY), 347/718/917 (New York, NY), 516 (Hempstead, NY), 609/640 (Trenton, NJ), 732/848 (Toms River, NJ), 862/973 (Newark, NJ), 908 (Elizabeth, NJ), and 914 (Yonkers, NY).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 917 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the New York, NY area.

Who’s doing business in
area code 917?

Though the five boroughs of New York City were established in the last century when the current boundaries of New York City were drawn, business owners, customers, and innovation have been flowing across these boundaries ever since. Overflowing with energy from the city, the boroughs have their own blossoming business scene with a busy and varied economy supporting multiple industries.

What are the top three? According to census.gov, these industries reign supreme in New York City:

Educational services, health care, and social assistance
Comprehensive services including professional, scientific, management, and administrative and waste management services
Finance and insurance, including real estate and rental and leasing

You can find some of those industries, like finance, represented in the top ten employers in the city, too. They are the New York City Department Of Education, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Verizon, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, JPMorgan Chase & Co., IBM, Goldman Sachs, Bank Of America, and Amazon.

This Eastern Time Zone powerhouse city has fueled the national economy for centuries. With an average household income of $107,000, families in New York live above the national average income. However, the city’s population is down 0.24% from 2019 to 2020.

Business applications reflect this dip: they’re down 2% from 2019 to 2020. That’s a shame because the state’s startup survival rate over the same period was 77%, reflecting a strong opportunity in the Big Apple for newcomers to start and grow their businesses. This area code’s largest city, New York, is located in New York County, NY. Avoid its 9.5% unemployment rate by joining the business owners that have started businesses and thrived here.

As they say, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. And if you don’t want to work from New York City, you can still have a virtual area code 917 number and grow your business in the Big Apple from anywhere in the world. Sign up for a free seven-day trial of OpenPhone today.

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 New York or North American toll-free number,
getting started is simple.

See which specific 917 phone numbers are available and claim your own New York, NY 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 917 phone number


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


Then search by city (New York, NY) or area code (917) 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 917 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 917 area code phone number in New York, NY, 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 New York, New York City: Mainly cell phones 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 917.

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.

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!

Michael Seibel
CEO at Y Combinator

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