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Establish a local presence in New Jersey

Area code 551

Thinking of expanding your business into New Jersey? You need a local phone number with area code 551—and you can get it as part of Dialpad’s unified communications plans. Try Dialpad for free to get set up with a local number!

Local phone numbers for area code 551: Perfect 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 VoIP 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 551 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 551 area code.

Where is area code 551?

The (551) area code serves the northeastern New Jersey area, including cities like:

  • Bayonne
  • Hackensack
  • Fort Lee
  • Hoboken
  • Jersey City
  • Union City
  • West New York

Located in the Eastern time zone, it’s an overlay for area code 201 and serves the same area. The 551 prefix was first put into service years ago, back in 2001.

All your essential communications tools, included with a 551 area code number

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A truly unified communications platform

Dialpad’s not just about phone calls—the desktop and mobile app lets you communicate through different channels, from video conferencing to SMS/MMS and instant messaging, and there's 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 on any device you want, including iOS, Android, PC, and Mac. Or, just use your web browser to join a conference call or video meeting, no downloads needed. (Clients 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.

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Shield your personal number

With Dialpad, you can make work calls from your personal cell phone—while showing your 551 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 built 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 detects highlights and action items).

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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 551 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 551 number too. Or, take an interactive self-guided tour to play with Dialpad's app on your own first!

Why your business needs a New Jersey 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 551 area code number for New Jersey, for instance, you can set up a virtual branch out of Kearny, Fair Lawn, Englewood, Bergenfield, and more—all without having to rent or buy 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 New Jersey area code on the caller ID.

New Jersey has some huge corporations with offices in the area, like Panasonic, Johnson & Johnson, and Merck, just to name a few. The economy is growing steadily, which makes having a New Jersey area code an asset.

Get your 551 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 551 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 551 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

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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