512 area code - Get a Austin, Texas local phone number

Get a phone number in area code 512 in minutes with OpenPhone, the modern business phone system. You can easily deliver a professional presence and streamline your communication. Call and text from your existing cell phone or even a computer or tablet connected to the internet. It’s simple to communicate with Austin customers in area code 512 wherever you are.

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If you’re looking to expand to this market or grow your business in area code 512, a local business phone number makes you appear local. Your calls are more likely to be answered. Your calls will be instantly recognizable to customers who see your caller ID. Plus, customers are more likely to see you as part of their community.

Area code 512 covers a lot of space, including its major city, Austin, TX, and its 961,855 residents. It touches 10 counties, including Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Guadalupe, Milam, Lampasas, and Lee.

That includes: Austin, San Marcos, and parts of central Texas. Because of the growing demand for phone numbers, newly activated cell phones, and new residents, 512 has an overlay area code of 737. Both cover the same territory.

There are nearby area codes in the region, like 210/726 (San Antonio, TX), 254 (Killeen, TX), 325 (Abilene, TX), 361 (Corpus Christi, TX), 430/903 (Tyler, TX), 830 (New Braunfels, TX), and 979 (College Station, TX).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 512 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Austin, TX area.

Business and industry roundup for
area code 512

What is the business environment like for startups and small businesses in area code 512? After all, newcomers trying to establish a presence in a particular area do well knowing the lay of the land. With so much of the business climate centered on Austin, we gathered a few vital stats to help you understand what work-life is like in area code 512.

Austin residents are likely to work within one of the area’s top industries. According to census.gov, these are the most prominent sectors operating in the metropolis:
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Retail trade

A career in these sectors means you’re in good company. You might even see some of them represented here in the largest employer’s in Austin: The University of Texas at Austin, Apple, Austin Independent School District, City of Austin, IBM, Dell, Ocarina Networks, Dell, HEB, Texas State University.

There are plenty of opportunities in these large industries, with existing employers and infrastructure in area code 512. But you can also strike off on your own, fulfilling your customers' needs in less common sectors. That gives customers local options for many more goods and services.

Starting a new business? You won’t be alone. From 2019 to 2020, new business applications in Austin grew 10%. With all those new applications, many new businesses are striving to connect with residents in area code 512. And guess what? They are. The state’s startup survival rate is 79.60%, so many new businesses do well and prosper here.

Even so, the area code’s major city, Austin, experienced a slight increase (0.37%) in population between 2019 and 2020. The area also has a 6.3% unemployment rate. Austin residents who make their homes in the city have a household mean income of $105,709.

Austin also ranked 11 for the most connected cities in America, showing it's a prime place to build a local presence within.

Reach all the residents of Texas in area code 512 with OpenPhone. Start a free, seven-day trial. You can start calling and texting today and establish a business presence near your biggest customers.

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Whether you're looking for a local Austin or North American toll-free number,
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See which specific 512 phone numbers are available and claim your own Austin, TX 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 512 phone number


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


Then search by city (Austin, TX) or area code (512) 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 512 number with OpenPhone
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Flexible calls from anywhere

OpenPhone lets you get a new business phone number in area code 512. 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.

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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.

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