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How many area codes does Arkansas have?

Arkansas has three area codes — 479, 870 and 501 and does not use any overlays. The State got its first area code (501) in the year 1947. 501 remained the only area code for Arkansas until 1997, until the second area code 870 was created to cater to the needs of the rural areas. The third area code 479 was created in 2002 by splitting out areas from area code 501. 

List of all area codes in Arkansas

A quick look at the Arkansas area code map is enough to show that area code 870 acts as the primary area code for Arkansas. 870 serves eastern and northeastern Arkansas  encompassing Jonesbro, Texarkana, Forrest City and other large cities. Northeastern Arkansas regions like Fayetteville and Fort Smith are served by area code 479. Area code 501 acts as the area code for Little Rock, Hot Springs, Little Rock and surrounding regions. 

Area code Areas/Cities served Overlays
479 Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Rogers, Russellville, Springdale, Bentonville, Mena -
501 Conway, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Benton, Searcy -
870 Forrest City, Pine Bluff, Harrison, West Memphis, Texarkana, Hope, Mountain Home, Woodlawn, Jonesbro -

Arkansas area code and other parts of a phone number

Every country and State needs a dedicated phone number of its own. It facilitates mapping of numbers easily to the user’s phone number. To simplify number management each country has its own country code. For the United States, the country code is +1. Also, the country’s phone numbers consist of 11 digits — each made up of 1-digit country code, a 3-digit area code and a 7-digit telephone number. The central office code denotes the telephone exchange to which the phone number is mapped. The last 4 digits are the subscriber number and is unique to each telephone line served in the are and associated to the central exchange. That said, a typical Arkansas phone number will be as below:

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Why your business needs a Arkansas local number

Arkansas is home to 6 fortune 500 companies. In fact, it is where the first Walmart store was founded by Sam Walton. The State is also ranked 2nd for lowest cost of doing business. Arkansas also has a burgeoning $120 Billion GDP that makes it a commercially active State. 

If you want to show your customers that you are indeed a business based out of Arkansas, you need a local number. A local phone number makes your business more approachable. From the caller perspective, it is also more convenient to call a local number.

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How to buy business phone numbers with Arkansas area code 

If you want to buy a business phone number with Arkansas area code, it is better to buy a virtual phone number. Virtual phone numbers allow you to make and take calls on landline, mobile, IP phones, laptops, or any other hybrid devices that you use. Freshdesk Contact Center is a cloud phone systems that lets you buy virtual phone numbers for your business in Arkansas or any other US area codes

Signing up for Freshdesk Contact Center lets you buy virtual phone numbers from 90+ countries. You can also buy any number of phone numbers from a single area code or multiple area codes that your business requires. Freshdesk Contact Center also offers toll-free numbers and vanity phone numbers. You can even port your existing phone number to Freshdesk Contact Center. You can start placing phone calls through Freshdesk Contact Center by buying phone credits. Check out Freshdesk Contact Center’s call rates.

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Why buy your Arkansas phone number from Freshdesk Contact Center  (Formerly Freshcaller)

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

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


Automate replies to the 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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