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Establish a local presence in Sacramento

Area code 279

Want to get a local business presence in Sacramento? With Dialpad, you can get a business phone number with the 279 area code in just a few minutes. Try Dialpad for free to get set up with a local state of California number!

Local phone numbers for area code 279: Perfect for sales and customer teams

Need a local phone number with a Sacramento area code? What if we told you that you can get a local number included with your cloud phone system?

How it works

All of Dialpad’s paid plans come with a local number included, in this case a phone number with a local 279 area code, and start at only $15/user/month—which includes unlimited calling in the US and Canada!

And that’s not all. You’re also getting an AI-powered collaboration platform that lets you make phone calls, have video meetings, send SMS/MMS and team messages, and more—all from one beautifully designed desktop or mobile app:

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Ready to establish a presence in Sacramento, CA?

Let’s first look at why you might need a 279 area code.

Where is area code 279?

Area code 279 is in the Pacific time zone, serving Sacramento and some surrounding cities. The prefix was launched by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as an overlay for the 916 area code and covers the same geographic area.

As well as the city of Sacramento, there are a few other nearby cities like:

  • Arden-Arcade
  • Carmichael
  • Citrus Heights
  • Elk Grove
  • Folsom
  • Rancho Cordova
  • Roseville

All your essential communications features, included with every Dialpad local business number

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A truly unified platform

Dialpad gives you all the communications channels you need in one robust app, including phone calls, video conferencing, SMS/MMS and instant messaging, and even contact center AI features if you need them.

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

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 call or video meeting, no downloads needed.

Screenshot of adding a call forwarding number from Dialpad’s online dashboard

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.

Screenshot of Dialpad's call routing options

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 route calls to agents, voicemail, or a department—and also make changes to your IVR, right from your online dashboard.

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 279 area code work number and protecting your privacy.

Screenshot of Dialpad Ai transcribing a phone call in real time

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 message 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 279 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 279 number too. Or, take a self-guided interactive tour of Dialpad to play with the app on your own first!

Why your business needs a Sacramento area code

If you want to target Sacramento and the areas surrounding it, it makes sense to get a local number for that area code—even if your business isn’t located there.

Whether they’re in East Los Sacramento or South Gate, LA-adjacent California-based customers can dial you without worrying about long-distance charges. Plus, customers and prospects are more likely to answer local calls if you're using a local-looking phone number with a recognizable Sacramento area code.

Sacramento is the sixth biggest city in California, and hosts businesses like Blue Diamond Growers, Teichert, and The McClatchy Company. It's also a large cultural center, with the Sacramento Ballet, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sacramento Opera. Whether you're running a B2C or B2B company, there's a pretty large audience of potential customers here that you can reach, if your business is equipped with phone numbers with the local 279 area code.

Get your 279 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 279 area code.

Or, if you’re already with Dialpad, area code lookup and local number activation are also really easy. To add another VoIP number, just:

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 279 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