540 area code - Get a Roanoke, Virginia local phone number

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A local phone number can help a business grow its credibility with customers on their own turf. It helps you stay accessible to customers who are more likely to answer your calls, and who feel confident they’re reaching a trusted partner — and not an anonymous national corporation. A local number can be the key to loyal customers in area code 540.

If you’re targeting local customers, developing your presence in an area code is the start of your business journey. Are you just getting to know the lay of the land? Here are some important facts about area code 540:

This area code covers cities including: Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Blacksburg, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Winchester, and parts of north-central Virginia. Its major city is Roanoke, which has a population of 100,011 people.

The 540 area code touches 44 other counties: Loudoun, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Roanoke, Montgomery, Roanoke, Frederick, Rockingham, Augusta, and Fauquier.

You’ll find other area codes nearby including area codes 202 (District of Columbia), 220/740 (Newark, OH), 240/301 (Germantown, MD), 276 (Bristol, VA), 304/681 (West Virginia), 410/443/667 (Baltimore, MD), 434 (Lynchburg, VA), 571/703 (Arlington, VA), 757 (Virginia Beach, VA), and 804 (Richmond, VA).

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Use local numbers to help your business succeed.

With a local 540 phone number, you can effectively get in front of the right people and establish a foothold in the Roanoke, VA area.

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What’s the startup climate like for new businesses in area code 540? Here are some statistics on population, employment, and core regional businesses:

The largest county in area code 540, Roanoke County, lies entirely within Eastern Standard Time. Population in the area is shrinking slightly. There was a -0.08% 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 Roanoke’s unemployment rate was 5.1%.

But none of these demographics tell the whole story of new business opportunities in the area. In fact, in area code 540, new enterprises are slightly dropping. Business applications were up 12.00% from 2019 to 2020. And many of these endeavors are thriving with a startup survival of rate 76.20% within Virginia.

Startups join an infrastructure of existing titans. In area code 540, newcomers can grow along with Roanoke, VA’s top ten employers: Carilion Clinic, Virginia Tech, Wells Fargo, Advance Auto Parts, Allstate, City of Roanoke, Va, Roanoke County Schools, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Kroger, Rcps.

New businesses can also benefit from working closely with large existing industries. Virginia'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 Roanoke or North American toll-free number,
getting started is simple.

See which specific 540 phone numbers are available and claim your own Roanoke, VA 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 540 phone number


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


Then search by city (Roanoke, VA) or area code (540) 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 540 number with OpenPhone
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Get up and running quickly

Activate a new 540 area code phone number in 540, 540, 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 540, Roanoke 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 540.

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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