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Establish a local presence in Michigan

Area code 517

Thinking of expanding your business into Michigan? You need a local phone number with area code 517—and you can get it as part of any of Dialpad’s unified communications plans. Sign up for a free 14-day trial to get set up with a local number!

Local phone numbers for area code 517: A must-have for sales and customer teams

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 business phone number.

How it works

All of Dialpad’s paid unified communications plans come with a local number included, in this case a number with your local 517 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 and texting in the US and Canada!

Next, let’s look at why you might need a 517 area code.

Where is area code 517?

The (517) area code serves Lansing and also other cities in Michigan like:

  • Adrian
  • East Lansing
  • Haslett
  • Holt
  • Jackson
  • Okemos
  • Waverly

Located in the Eastern time zone, it serves quite a few counties in Michigan, like Ingham and Jackson. The 517 prefix was first put into service in 1947.

All your essential communications features, included with a 517 area code number

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Truly unified communications

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 up to 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.

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Shield your personal number

With Dialpad, you can make work calls from your personal cell phone—while showing your 517 area code business number (or any other business phone number you have) and protecting your privacy. Who says you need to carry two phones around to work remotely?

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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 your 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 picks up on highlights and action items for you).

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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 517 area code number

Try all these features out in Dialpad's unified communications 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 517 number.

Does your business need a Michigan 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 having to rent or lease a physical location there. With a 517 area code number for Michigan, for instance, you can set up a virtual branch out of cities like Lansing, Jackson, and Holt—without having to rent or lease a physical office space.

And if you're running a marketing campaign that's trying to get potential customers to dial your business number, you can increase the chances of them calling if you make it a local number. Typically, people are far more likely to call since they won't have to worry about long-distance charges. And when you call them, they’ll be more inclined to pick up the phone if it's a local Michigan area code on the caller ID.

Lansing and the adjacent area is home to a range of businesses and organizations across different industries like higher ed (Michigan State University is in East Lansing), government, and insurance. (The HQ of four national insurance companies are here!)

Get your 517 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 517 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 with a 517 area code number

Standard

$15

/user/mo

$20 USD if billed monthly

1 License Minimum

  • Unlimited calling2
  • Unlimited SMS & MMS1
  • 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

Enterprise

Contact us

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