Get a Rhode Island local phone number – 401 area code

Start doing business in Little Rhody with a virtual phone number that takes just seconds to activate. OpenPhone’s Rhode Island numbers start at $10 per user per month.

Rhode Island phone numbers
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Does your small business need a Rhode Island phone number to do business? Here are key reasons why companies like yours purchase 10-digit numbers in the Ocean State.

A Rhode Island number can be trusted

Rhode Island trust goes deep - which is why sourcing a number with a local area code is key to developing lasting client relationships. Customers in Scituate, Tiverton, Westerly, and the rest of Rhode Island that see you calling from their same 401 area code can treat you like a neighbor - and be more likely to answer your calls. Should your business want numbers in other parts of the world, you can use OpenPhone to get 10-digit and toll-free numbers in Canada or North America.

Rhode Island area codes keep you local

Your 401 phone number will always seem local to clients in Rhode Island. You can use your cell phone to call from the edges of Cliff Walk or use a laptop or tablet to send business messages while visiting the Marble House. And OpenPhone's system works just as well outside of Rhode Island. Your virtual, local numbers will keep your business relevant from any location on the globe.

Give all team members a 401 number

OpenPhone's collaborative number features allow teams to perform their jobs simultaneously - without the expense of landline equipment. Look up text message strings and make individual calls on a shared number, or delegate unique business numbers to every team member. You can call and text from East Providence to Newport with all the reporting analytics you need to identify bottlenecks and optimization opportunities.

Look professional in the State of Rhode Island

OpenPhone's professional phone systems help your startup do more business in Rhode Island. You can communicate to contacts with a Caller ID that formally introduces your brand while maintaining a cohesive customer touchpoint. Then help callers get the answers they need with call forwarding programs or smart features like IVR and snippets to address FAQs quickly. There's no better way to look local and professional at the same time.
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Another way to help facilitate your business's success in this state is to use local numers.

With a local Rhode Island phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a solid foothold in this state.

What does the 401 area code cover?

The 401 area code stands as the only prefix in Little Rhody. This small but mighty east coast state maintains perfect cohesion from West Warwick to Bristol, and services smaller towns such as Portsmouth, Coventry, and Narragansett. Established by the North American Numbering Plan in 1947, small businesses can use a single Rhode Island phone number to appear local throughout the entire state.

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Port an existing
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Already have an Rhode Island phone number you want to use with OpenPhone? Submit your porting request through the OpenPhone app. You can also port any other US, Canadian, or North American toll-free number to your OpenPhone Account.

How to get a Rhode Island number

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Enter your email address or sign in with your Google account.
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Then search by city or area code to select a specific local number.
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Verify your account via credit card (you won't be charged until your trial ends, cancel anytime)
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Use the OpenPhone browser, desktop, or mobile app.
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Why your small business needs a Rhode Island phone number

Rhode Island's tiny size certainly doesn't limit its economy. The finance and accounting industry is alive and well in the Ocean State, generating more than $7.8 billion per year. Today, Providence has become the financial hub for nearly all of New England. Educational services and real estate combine to create $16.5 billion in revenue, including a modest income for arts, entertainment, and tourism. The residents of Rhode Island take pride in their unique location and are some of the largest proponents of private research facilities, computer programming, and legal services. If you don't currently have an established presence in the Plantation State, you may be missing out on a great deal of economic development.

Startups and small businesses who are interested in relocating to Little Rhody may be aided by a number of incubators and accelerators.

Below are some of the most prominent programs to keep in mind:

    • RIHub - Located at the center of Rhode Island, this incubator is available to early-stage startups in any industry. Resources include workspace, mentorship, and some accelerator services. Certain businesses may also have access to AI, Blockchain, and IoT services from IBM.
    • Slater Technology Fund - Seed-stage startups are welcome to apply to the Slater Technology Fund. Only organizations that specialize in energy, software, and life sciences may apply. Successful applicants can enjoy long-term funding as they get established in the marketplace.
    • Social Enterprise Greenhouse - This coworking space in Providence supports over a thousand different entrepreneurs and businesses. Their Impact Accelerator Program lasts a total of 12 weeks, while the incubation program is accessible for 12 months. Talent matchmaking and advising services are also provided.

    Why you should sign up for a Rhode Island number through OpenPhone

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    Get started in minutes

    Call and text from any computer or smart device without needing to buy extra hardware.

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    Save on all your communications

    Save time on all communications.

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    Collaborate and share access

    Share your number with teammates to send and receive calls and texts from that number.

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    Stay aligned

    All calls, texts, and voicemail are in a single view so it's easy to catch up conversations.

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    Automatically send texts

    Respond back faster to your business contacts and automate routine text messages with auto-replies, snippets, and more.

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    Business love OpenPhone

    OpenPhone is the #1 phone system on G2 as voted by other businesses.

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    Get your Rhode Island phone number with OpenPhone

    Start reaching Rhode Islanders with a professional business phone system from OpenPhone. Use a single area code to call clients across the Ocean State with G2's highest-rated VoIP for business. You can give your team members their own phone numbers or use a shared inbox to establish professional contacts in Rhode Island.

    Adopt a number of your own with a 7-day free trial of OpenPhone.

    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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