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What is the area code for Idaho?

Idaho has two area codes. Area code 208 was the first area code that was released in 1947 as part of the 86 area codes that were created by AT&T. In 2017, an overlay 986 was created for area code 208. Read further to know which regions Idaho's area code serves.

What is area code for Idaho?

Idaho has only two area codes including one overlay. The area code and the specific regions that it covers are tabled below:

Area code Areas/Cities served Overlays
208 Boise City, Caldwell, Coeur D'alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston, Meridian, Moscow, Nampa, Pocatello, Twin Falls 986

Idaho 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. So, an Idaho phone number would look like this:

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Why your business needs a phone number with Idaho area code

For any caller, calling an international business number can be quite a bummer. It costs a fortune to speak for a few minutes. Your business needs to have a local number in Idaho that callers can call without worrying about call costs. Also, having a local phone number is the ideal way to establish a local business presence.

Also, as a modern business, a local presence will benefit your business in several ways — getting listed in local search listing beings one among them. Thanks for virtual phone numbers you can scale your business anywhere in the world including Idaho without having to set up a physical office. No matter which country your business is based, with an Idaho local phone number you can easily reachable for your customers. 

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How to buy business phone numbers with Idaho area code 

How to buy a business phone number in Idaho? 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 Idaho 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 Idaho 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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