Area Codes in Illinois

Using Illinois area codes might help your business get off to a good start.
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About Illinois

Illinois is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Of the fifty U.S. states, it has the fifth largest gross domestic product , the sixth largest population, and the 25th largest land area. Chicago is the state's largest city and the fifth largest city in North America, with the capital in Springfield, located in the center of the state; other major urban areas include Metro East , Peoria and Rockford.

Illinois area code

Area codes in Illinois

Illinois currently utilizes 13 area codes. When first established by AT&T and the Bell System in 1947, 217 covered central Illinois, 312 covered the Chicago metropolitan area, 618 covered southern Illinois including East St. Louis and Carbondale, and 815 covered northern Illinois except Chicago and Quad Cities. The most recently added was 872 in 2009 as an overlay to 312 and 773. Today, 815 is the most populated with an estimated 1.8 million of the state's 12.8 million residents.

How many area codes are there in Illinois?

There is a total of 13 area codes in Illinois - 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 779, 815, 847, 872.

The largest cities in Illinois

Chicago, Aurora, Rockford (Township), Thornton (Township), Wheeling (Township), Worth (Township), Proviso, Aurora (Township), Downers Grove (Township), Joliet

What is the importance of getting a local business phone number?

1. Keep your work and personal lives separate on one phone - It's the ideal approach to keep your work and personal lives separate on one phone.

2. The value of the area code itself: For companies, having an area code that is appropriate to their location is crucial. A well-known phone area code is extremely valuable and difficult to get.

3. Greater corporate visibility: According to studies, easy-to-recognize area codes are perceived as more professional. Having a well-known area code, according to 73% of respondents, makes their company appear more genuine and professional.

4. Local clients trust local numbers: Including a local phone number in your local marketing efforts is a smart idea because local numbers are more well-known and reliable to potential customers. This is especially handy if your business wishes to target consumers in a certain location.

Can I request a specific phone number in Illinois?

EasyLine aims to empower your business growth. Both private persons and companies can buy a brand new phone number with EasyLine.

You can choose one of the following ways to buy a second phone number:

Method 1: Register on the EasyLine website and follow the on-screen instructions to obtain a phone number.

Method 2: Download the EasyLine app to select a number and plan. 

Method 3. Contact our sales by clicking "Talk to sales" on the EasyLine website.

Method 4: Purchase a second local number with the assistance of our customer service by visiting the EasyLine website and clicking "LiveChat."

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