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Establish a local presence in Washington D.C.

Area code 202

Thinking of expanding your business into Washington D.C.? You need a local phone number with area code 202—and you can get it as part of Dialpad’s AI-powered collaboration platform. Try Dialpad free to get set up with a local number!

Local phone numbers for area code 202: Perfect for sales and customer teams

Whether you're a business owner with customers in the District of Columbia or you're looking to expand your business to the capital of the U.S., you'll need a 202 area code. When you buy a local number from Dialpad, you’re getting far more than just a VoIP phone number.

How it works

All of Dialpad’s paid plans come with a local number included, in this case a number with your local 202 area code. This is along with unified communications features like phone calls, video conferencing, SMS/MMS messaging and team messages, and more—all from one intuitive, easy-to-use desktop or mobile app:

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The lowest plan starts at just $15/user/month, which also includes unlimited calling in the US and Canada!

Next, let’s look at why you might need a 202 area code.

Where is area code 202?

The (202) area code is located in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America — not to be confused with area code 425 and 206 in the state of Washington.

This area code was created in 1947, and it was the first area code to be assigned to a stateless entity. Since the District of Columbia is a federal district, it is not part of any state. Located in the Eastern time zone, the 202 area code covers the entire District of Columbia area located east of the Potomac River, which runs between Virginia and Maryland. The 202 prefix is also used in neighboring areas within Virginia and Maryland.

All your essential communications tools, included with a 202 area code number

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A truly unified platform

Dialpad’s not just about phone calls—the desktop and mobile app brings all your communication channels together into one app, from video conferencing to SMS and instant messaging, and even a cloud contact center platform if you need it.

Screenshot of a video call happening in Dialpad's iOS and Android mobile app

Plays nice with any device

Use Dialpad’s desktop and mobile app across iOS, Android, PC, and Mac—or just use your web browser to join a video meeting or call, no downloads needed.

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Easy call forwarding

Never miss a call again. Dialpad’s call forwarding feature lets you choose up to five external numbers, so you can have calls automatically forwarded to your cell phone or landline, a colleague, or another department.

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Flexible call routing

Smart call routing gets your callers to the right department or person—without you having to lift a finger. With Dialpad, you can easily set your own rules for specific people or departments, have out-of-hours calls sent to voicemail, and make changes to your IVR without any help from IT!

Screenshot of choosing a caller ID to display when making a work call from one's personal cell phone using Dialpad's app.

Shield your personal number

With Dialpad, you can make work calls from your personal cell phone—while showing your 202 area code work number and protecting your privacy.

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Real-time call transcription

Dialpad’s built-in AI is built by our own team and integrated directly into the communications platform to transcribe phone calls and video meetings—in real-time. This way, you don't have to be distracted with note-taking and can give them your full attention (and Dialpad even detects highlights and action items).

Screenshot of Dialpad Ai transcribing a voicemail in real time

Voicemail transcriptions

When you're in back-to-back meetings all day, you can't always listen to every voicemail. Dialpad's visual voicemail feature transcribes your voicemails into text, so you can quickly read them when it isn't convenient to listen to them. (It even emails the audio and text versions to you!)

Get more than a 202 area code number

Try all these features out in Dialpad's AI-powered collaboration platform! Sign up for a 14-day free trial to take it for a test drive. It takes just a few minutes, and you'll be set up with a 619 number too. Or, take a self-guided tour of Dialpad to play with the app on your own first!

Why your business needs a Washington D.C. area code

Local numbers are a great way to make a small business seem bigger, or for larger enterprises to establish a local presence without real estate. With a 202 area code number for Washington D.C., you can set up a virtual branch out of the area without having to rent or buy physical office space.

People based in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland are more inclined to pick up the phone when their caller ID shows a local 202 area code and tap into the local market. By having a local number, you will be able to reach these customers more easily and effectively.

As the nation's capital, Washington D.C. is one of the most recognizable cities in the US. This is important because it will make your business appear more credible to potential customers and clients.

The District of Columbia is a major center of government and politics, and it is home to many landmarks and monuments. If your business works within these sectors, you might want to consider getting a 202 area code.

Get your 202 area code business phone number in 4 easy steps

It’s super-easy to look up area codes and add a local number in Dialpad. When you sign up for a free 14-day trial, which takes just a few minutes, you’ll also be set up with a phone number with your area code of choice—in this case, a 202 area code.

Or, if you’re already with Dialpad, it’s easy to add another VoIP number or do an area code lookup too:

Step 1. Navigate to Settings

Step 2. Choose “Add a Number”

Step 3. Check your local licenses and add a business phone line

Step 4. Confirm the new phone number or select it from the Change menu.

That’s it!

Get a communications platform along with your 202 area code number




$20 USD if billed monthly

1 License Minimum

  • Unlimited calling2
  • Call controls (call forwarding, transfer, hold, mute)
  • Custom voicemail greeting
  • Voicemail transcription
  • G Suite & Office 365 integrations
  • Fax (add-on)1
  • Custom off-hours routing


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100 License Minimum

All Pro plan features, plus:

  • 100% uptime Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Extensions
  • Unlimited office locations
  • Enhanced 24/7 Phone Support
  • Unlimited ring groups (departments)
  • Azure Integration
  • IAM/SSO Integrations (Okta, OneLogin)
  • Retention policies