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Establish a local presence in Texas

Area code 956

Thinking of expanding your business into southern Texas? You need a local phone number with area code 956—and you can get it as part of any of Dialpad’s unified communications plans. Try Dialpad for free to get set up with a local number!

Local phone numbers for area code 956: 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 a local 956 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 956 area code.

Where is area code 956?

The (956) area code serves Laredo, a major city in Texas, and also surrounding cities like:

  • Brownsville
  • Edinburg
  • Harlingen
  • McAllen
  • Mission
  • Pharr

Located in the Central time zone, it serves quite a few counties in Texas like Cameron, Hidalgo, and Webb (which together hold over a million people). The 956 prefix was first put into service in 1997.

All your essential communications features, included with a 956 area code number

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Shield your personal number

With Dialpad, you can make work calls from your personal cell phone—while displaying your 956 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!)


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