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How many area codes does California have?

California is a State that is bursting at its seams with tech companies. It is the heart of the Silicon Valley and also the most happening place for global technology. It is no surprise that it is also a State which has the maximum number of area codes. 

List of all area codes in California

Home to Hollywood. Home to Silicon Valley. A city of that stature requires a long list of area codes to cater to the growing demand of local phone numbers. California has 37 area codes including overlays as is denoted by its area code map on the right. 

Area code Areas/Cities served Overlays
209 Stockton, Merced, Modesto, San Joaquin Valley, Sierra Nevada range. -
213 Central region of Los Angeles excluding San Fernando Valley, Westside and Harbor. 323
323 Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Southern Placer County. 279
310 Beverly Hills, Malibu, Compton, Torrance, Catalina Island. 424
408 San Jose, Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County, Los Gatos. 669
415 San Francisco, Novato, Marin County,  628
760 Palm Springs, Bishop, Oceanside, Barstow, Needles, Victorville, northern San Diego County, San Bernardino Counties, Owens Valley. 442
510 Oakland, Fremont, Berkeley, Hayward, Contra Costa Counties, Western Alameda. -
530 Chico, Redding, Red Bluff, Davis, Marysville, Truckee, Placerville, Yuba City. -
559 Fresno, Madera, southern Sierra Nevada range, central San Joaquin Valley. -
562 Orange County, Long Beach, Norwalk, Cerritos, coastal Orange County, Lakewood. -
619 San Diego, Chula Vista, Spring Valley, Lakeside 858
626 El Monte, West Covina, Pasadena, eastern suburbs of Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley. -
650 San Mateo, Palo Alto, Daly City, Redwood City, Santa Clara County. -
714 Anaheim, Santa Ana, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Orange, Westminster,  657
661 Bakersfield, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Kern County, southern San Joaquin Valley. -
707 Eureka, Santa Rosa, Napa, Petaluma, Fairfield, Vallejo, Wint Country -
818 Glendale, Burbank, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Sheman Oaks, Northridge districts. 747

California 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 California phone number will be as below:

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Why your business needs a California local number

California is home to more than 4 Million small businesses. Fondly referred to as the Silicon Valley, it is the breeding ground for ideators, startup incubators and unicorn companies. Having a business phone number in California gives your business a local presence.

It can give your customers, investors and every stakeholders that you are a business that operates out of California. Also, a local phone number also makes your business more approachable for the local customers. 

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How to buy business phone numbers with California area code 

If you want to operate your business from anywhere, yet have a local phone number in California, go for 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. They do not cable connections or SIM cards making them extremely portable. Freshdesk Contact Center is a cloud phone systems that lets you buy virtual phone numbers for your business in California 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 California 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

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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