972 area code - Get a Dallas, Texas local phone number

Text and call Dallas customers with a local number in area code 972. You keep your personal cell phone number private and activate a business number that helps you reach customers, easily accessible on your favorite device. With a business phone number in Dallas, you can make and receive calls and texts, set business hours and custom messages for after-hours or missed calls, forward calls, and collaborate on business messaging. It’s all in a simple platform where business contacts stay in one place.

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Build business relationships in this community by using an area code that locals recognize. Using an 972 phone number, many people are more likely to respond to your calls and not assume your call is irrelevant.

In area code 972, you can connect out to the 1,304,379+ population of Dallas, Texas. 972 also covers the greater Dallas metropolitan area, Garland, Irving, McKinney, Frisco and more.

But there are many city dwellers dialing and texting in the area, and you can find other area codes in this city. Area code 972 is an overlay area code for 214. Area codes 469 and 945 also serve as overlay area codes for the same area.

Area code 972 includes territory in 6 counties. They include Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis, and Kaufman

You can also find nearby area codes outside the Dallas area. They are 254 (Killeen, TX), 430/903 (Tyler, TX), 682/817 (Fort Worth, TX), and 940 (Denton, TX).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 972 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Dallas, TX area.

Business stats from
area code 972

A city’s income, employment, and industries have longstanding roots in its geography. Entrepreneurs built them through years of work ramping up operations, finding and using local resources, and developing great talent (and the amenities to attract it). Dallas is no different. Where does it excel? We wanted to know, so we compiled some statistics about the business climate in this area code.

There are many significant employers in this Central Standard Time city. The top ten employers in town are: Lockheed Martin, Bank of America, American Airlines, Walmart, Texas Health Resources, Dallas Independent School District, AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, UT Southwestern Medical Center.

They help elevate the median household income in Dallas to $87,999 and keep the unemployment rate of Dallas County from rising above its current 7.7%. You might see some of these employers mirrored in the top industries of the area, which include diverse services:
  • Educational services, and health care and social assistance
  • Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services
  • Construction

Folks in Dallas are also increasingly starting their own new ventures. The number of applications in Dallas grew 31% from 2019 to 2020. Their survival rates are high in Texas, with 79.60% of startups making it through their first year.

Dallas also ranked 13 for the most connected cities in America, showing it's a prime place to build a local presence within.

Connecting with these entrepreneurs and other area businesses starts with a local presence in Dallas. With a seven-day free trial from OpenPhone, you can try out local 972 phone numbers, make and receive calls, and start working in area code 972 right away.

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

See which specific 972 phone numbers are available and claim your own Dallas, Texas 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 281 phone number


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


Then search by city (Dallas, TX) or area code (972) 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 972 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 972 area code phone number in Dallas, Texas, 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 Dallas, TX 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 972.

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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