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How many area codes does Alaska have?

Alaska is the largest U.S state by area, yet is the most sparsely populated state. It has more than 3 Million lakes, but just a handful of area codes to take care of telecommunications. 907 is the most widely-used area code for Alaska. Major cities of Alaska like Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau all use 907 as the area code of Alaska. Some parts of the State, like Hyder use area codes 236, 250 and 778 which are overlays area codes for British Columbia. In short, Alaska has 4 area codes. Now, let’s take a deeper look at these area codes and how they can serve your business.

List of all area codes in Alaska

Alaska got its own area code — area code 907 in 1957. Even today, it is the largest numbering plan by geographical size in the whole of the United States. While local calls and mobile calls require the usual seven-digit dialing, long-distance calls from Alaska should be dialed with a 1-907 as the prefix. 

Area code Areas/Cities served Overlays
907 All of Alaska including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Palmer, Homer, and Sitka. -
236, 250, 778 Hyder -

Alaska area code and other parts of a phone number

Alaska has 4 area codes in total. But, why does anyone need to use an area code? What purpose do these area codes serve? Basically, phone numbers in the United States typically consist of 11 digits — the 1-digit country code, a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit telephone number. The 7-digit telephone number is further comprised of a 3-digit central office or exchange code and a 4-digit subscriber number. The country code of USA is +1. Like the USA, each country will have its own unique country code. The central office code denotes the telephone exchange to which the phone number is mapped. The last four digits, the subscriber number, is unique to each telephone line in the area served by the associated central exchange. 

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How to dial into business success with an Alaska local number

Large geography. Small population. Excellent telecommunication network. Alaska offers businesses a rare combination of favorable conditions. 

Whether you are opening a business or running a business in Alaska, you need a local number with Alaska area code. A number that the denizens can easily relate to and use for reaching your business. 

Alaska virtual number with local zip code lets you run your business remotely while enjoying a local presence in Alaska. 

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How to buy business phone numbers with Alaska area code? 

Buying a phone number might seem like child's play. But, as a business that is operating in the cloud era, you would want a virtual number that works on landline, mobile, IP phones, laptops, or any other hybrid devices that you use. You can sign up for Freshdesk Contact Center and buy virtual phone numbers for any US area codes, including ones with the area code of Alaska. 

Once you sign up, you can buy more than one virtual phone number from a single area code or multiple area codes of your choice. You can also purchase toll-free phone numbers and vanity phone numbers from Freshdesk Contact Center. On completing the purchase, you have to recharge your phone credits to make or receive calls as per the call rates. You can even port in your existing phone numbers and continue using them on Freshdesk Contact Center. 

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Why use Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller) for your Alaska phone number

Call recording

Keep a record of all customer conversations with automatic call recording. You can also pause or resume recording as per customer convenience.


Receive incoming calls on your SIP devices along with all the benefits of Freshdesk Contact Center’s real-time dashboard, call flows and analytics.

Number porting

Migrate your existing your phone numbers to Freshdesk Contact Center without the hassle of notifying customers of number change. 


Automate replies to large bulk volume of calls with an IVR system that segments calls based on user queries collected through keypad presses.

Mobile app

With Freshdesk Contact Center, you can make or take calls on a cell phone app or a browser. Ace through pressing conversations, on the go!

Smart answer bot

Deliver quick and contextually correct replies to customers with a smart answer bot that works round-the-clock, does not need holidays and has maximum uptime. 

Frequently asked questions about Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

How do I start making outbound calls using Freshdesk Contact Center?

Sign up for a Freshdesk Contact Center account. Buy phone number(s) and phone credits to start making and receiving calls. To start making outbound calls, use the phone widget that appears on the right hand side of the screen.

How many phone numbers can I buy?

You can buy as many as local, toll-free and vanity numbers on Freshdesk Contact Center. The cost for phone numbers starts from $1 per month and will vary depending on the country. Refer to our country-wise and number-wise call rates for inbound and outbound calls.

How does Freshdesk Contact Center charge my usage?

Freshdesk Contact Center pricing has three components. First, you have to buy phone numbers by paying a nominal monthly subscription fees. You may also port-in phone numbers from your existing system. Second, you need to buy phone credits to be able to make calls. Inbound and outbound call charges will be debited to your phone credits. The final component is the license fee. Depending on the plan you choose after your free trial, the agent license fees will vary. 

If I have an existing business phone number, will my number change or can I port my numbers to Freshdesk Contact Center?

Not necessarily. You can always port-in the existing phone numbers to your Freshdesk Contact Center account. Additional charges may be incurred depending on the port-in process. Once the port-in process is completed, the numbers will continue working like they used to in your previous phone system. Know more about our number porting service.

Does Freshdesk Contact Center have a mobile app?

Yes. As a cloud-based business phone service, Freshdesk Contact Center does have a mobile app that you can download from Android app from Play store and iOS app from iTunes.

Is Freshdesk Contact Center GDPR compliant?

Yes. Freshdesk Contact Center is a GDPR compliant business phone service. Specific features like call recording require you as a business to seek consent from the caller before initiating recording. Read our Freshworks GDPR policy.

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