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Establish a local presence in Idaho

Area code 208 and 986

Thinking of expanding your business into Idaho? You need a local phone number with area code 208 or 986—and you can get it as part of Dialpad’s AI-powered collaboration platform. Try Dialpad for free to get set up with a local number!

Local phone numbers for area code 208 and 986: Perfect for sales and customer teams

Use a local phone number to help your business establish a local presence. This is important because customers are more likely to trust and do business with a local company. Local phone numbers also make it easier for customers to reach businesses. They can simply dial the local number, without having to remember a toll-free number or an out-of-town area code.

Local numbers are useful for both inbound and outbound customer teams—and when you buy them from Dialpad, you’re getting much 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 a local 208 or 986 area code. This is along with unified communications features like phone calls, video conferencing, SMS/MMS business text 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 208 or 986 area code.

Where is area code 208 and 986?

The 208 and 986 area codes serves all of Idaho. Idaho is a landlocked state, bordered by Montana and Wyoming to the east, Utah to the south, and Washington and Oregon to the west. These two area codes cover cities like:

  • Boise
  • Coeur d'Alene
  • Caldwell
  • Idaho Falls
  • Lewiston
  • Meridian
  • Nampa
  • Pocatello
  • And so on...

Located in both the Pacific and Mountain time zones, area codes 208 and 986 serve counties like Boise, Jefferson, Ada, and Canyon (with a total of 44 counties). The 208 and 986 prefixes were first put into service in 1947 and 201 respectively.

All your essential communications features, included with a 208 or 986 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 contact center platform if you need it.

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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 conference call or video meeting, no downloads needed. (Customers and prospects tend to love this because they don't have to download any software to join your online meeting.)

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Easy call forwarding

Never miss a call again. Dialpad’s call forwarding feature lets you choose a maximum of five external phone 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 703 or 571 area code business number (or any other business phone number you have) and protecting your privacy.

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Real-time call transcription

Dialpad’s built-in AI is designed by our own team and integrated directly into the communications platform to transcribe 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 picks up on highlights and action items for you).

Screenshot of Dialpad Ai transcribing a voicemail message in real time

Visual voicemail

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 208 or 986 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 208 or 986 number too. Or, take a self-guided interactive tour of Dialpad to play with the app on your own first!

Does your business need a Idaho area code?

Local numbers are a great way to reach local customers and businesses, as well as provide support if customers need to reach out to you. They also make a small business seem bigger, or for larger enterprises to establish a local presence without having to rent or lease a physical location there.

With a 208 or 986 area code number for Idaho, for instance, you can set up a virtual branch out of cities like Boise—without having to rent or buy a physical office space.

Idaho is also home to a variety of businesses, including two major grocery chains: Albertsons and WinCo. Since Idaho is a large producer of potatoes and a major destination for outdoor activities, if you're in the agriculture, forestry, or outdoor recreation industries, Idaho may be a great market to tap into.

Get your 208 or 986 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 208 or 986 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 a 208 or 986 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