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cell phone area code

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by magicmike, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. magicmike

    magicmike LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    I live in NYC (347 area code) but I plan on doing business is Nassau county (516 area code) long island which is a different area code should i change my area code to match the area code im doing business in?
     
  2. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,828

    If you want to maintain both, check out Google Voice. The cost of free is budget friendly.
     
  3. PPP

    PPP LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I made the mistake a few years ago dropping my land-line for a cell phone only. At the time you could'nt port the numbers over to a cell phone like you can today. I never realized how many people (older clients) relied on a local number. The cell phone area codes made me seem like an out of towner. I don't know how much it actually impacted my business, but I'm sure it did more harm then good. But now I have had my same cell phone number for 8 years and people seem to have come around with your number being that it is what it is. I did take the advice of some people on this forum and others and set up a Google Voice account and got an area code and phone number from an exclusive town. All I did was change my number to that in my newspaper ad and people stopped asking me where I was from and I have gotten more business from my target market area as a result. Google Voice is free and they have many informative videos on how it works. Its simple to use and you can almost set up a custom or easily memorable number with it. I only wish I had done it years sooner.
     
  4. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,465

    You could try an 800 number.There is a few other companies around here ,other then landscaping who will list a North and South area number on their trucks and ads with all the calls going to the same place.
     
  5. jc1

    jc1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,061

    We have a few different numbers for different towns all forward to our main line. It does remove the where are you from question.
     

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