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How many area codes does Connecticut have?

Connecticut has 4 local area codes including two overlays. Area code 860 along with overlay 959 serve the biggest chunk of Connecticut cities. Want to know more about Connecticut area codes and how to buy one? Read further. 

List of all area codes in Connecticut

Connecticut’s has a total of 4 area codes — 203, 475, 860 and 959. From Bridgeport to Hartford and other larger cities like New London, New Haven, Hartford — these four area codes serve the telephony requirements of Connecticut. The State got its first area code — 203  in 1947. The need for a second area code was felt in 1995 when the telephone usage in the region increased manifold. So, area code 203 was split to form area code 860. The next area code came in 2009 when 475 was introduced. Five years later, in 2014, area code 959 was introduced as an overlay for 860. The table below shows the list of area codes of Connecticut along with their overlays.

Area code Areas/Cities served Overlays
203 Bridgeport, Danbury, East Haven, Meriden, Milford, Stratford, Trumbull, West Haven, Westport. 475
860 Bristol, Central Manchester, East Hartford, Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, Newington, Norwich, Torrington 959

Connecticut area code and other parts of a phone number

Have you ever observed a phone number? Be it international or local — phone numbers have a typical format and structure. It is this structure that makes it easy for the telephone authority to map them to specific regions and ultimately to the user’s telephone device. 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. So, a Connecticut phone number would look like this:

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How a local number can help your business grow in Connecticut

For any caller, calling an international business number can be quite a bummer. It costs a fortune even to speak for a few minutes. That is why your business needs to have a local number in Connecticut. You callers can call your business without worrying about call costs. 

Also, as a modern business, you ought to have local presence, especially in phone numbers. Thanks for virtual phone numbers you can scale your business anywhere in the world including Connecticut without having to set up a physical office. 

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How to buy business phone numbers with Connecticut area code 

How to buy a business phone number in Connecticut? Being 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 phone numbers for your business in Connecticut 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. 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 Connecticut phone number from Freshdesk Contact Center (Formerly Freshcaller)

Number porting

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

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.


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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