Where is the 626 area code?
The 626 area code 626 is a California telephone area code located in the San Gabriel Valley and the northeastern part of Los Angeles County, which includes the cities of Arcadia, El Monte, Monrovia, West Covina, and most of Pasadena. Introduced in mid-1997 as a split from the 818 area code, the 626 area code is located on the West Coast and is included in the Pacific Standard Time (PST) time zone.
How to Get a Phone Number from Global Call Forwarding
If you’re interested in getting a 626 area code phone number for your business, then Global Call Forwarding — a trusted service provider with over two decades of experience — is the perfect way to get started.
Begin by visiting www.globalcallfowarding.com, which is the homepage for Global Call Forwarding. There, you’ll notice a series of dropdown menus towards the top of the web page beneath two headings:
- Select Your New Phone Number
- Enter Your Destination Number
Under Select, Your New Phone Number, each dropdown menu corresponds to the new 626 area code phone number that you will select. Select the country code from the dropdown menu, which will be “United States (+1)”.
Next, you can select a number type. While there are a wide variety of number types available from Global Call Forwarding (i.e. vanity numbers, toll free numbers, etc), for this example, you will select “California (SMS Optional)” under the Geographic subheading.
A new dropdown menu will appear next to this second dropdown menu, which prompts you to select a particular city followed by a “(626)” area code. For instance, you can select “Pasadena (626)” for the city of Pasadena.
On the 3rd dropdown menu, you will choose a 626 area code phone from a list (based upon current availability).
Under the heading Enter Your Destination Number, you can now enter the phone number where inbound calls will be routed to (which can be located anywhere in the world). First, select the country code of your destination phone number. For instance, if your destination phone number is located in Spain, you will select “Spain (+34).” After selecting the appropriate country code of your destination phone number, you will then enter the remaining digits of your destination phone number. Once completed, click on the button “View Rates & Try for Free” to initiate the next part of the process.
You will now be presented with a number of payment plans for your intended usage. Choose the payment plan that fits your business and/or personal usage. (It should be noted that you are able to try the service for free on a trial basis to learn just how these phone numbers can greatly benefit your business.
Below your chosen payment plan, you can select optional add-ons by clicking on the corresponding checkboxes, such as “call recording,” “outbound calling,” and more. At the bottom of the webpage, you will enter your contact information and intended usage by filling in the appropriate information.
From this point onward, the process is similar to most online transactions. On the following page, you will:
- Enter your billing and payment information
- Review your purchase (and make changes as needed, such as selecting more phone numbers)
- Finalize your purchase by agreeing to the terms & conditions and submitting your order
Once you have finished, a Global Call Forwarding customer service agent will contact you within 24 hours or less to assist you in setting up your new 626 area code phone number.
How to Use Virtual Phone Numbers for your Business
By subscribing to Global Call Forwarding, you can gain access to the 626 area code. This is made possible with an Internet-enabled technology known as virtual phone numbers. When calls are made to a virtual phone number, the call is immediately routed through the Internet (via cloud computing and VoIP) and redirected to another phone number (the destination phone number) that can be located anywhere in the world. This means that both international and domestic businesses can have a phone number with the 626 area code, but are able to exist outside of the United States.
Thanks to this functionality, there are incredible benefits to using virtual phone numbers for your business. Here is a look at some of them:
Easier Localization Efforts: Targeting hyper-specific markets by using an area code that callers are familiar with.
Added Functionalities: Because virtual phone numbers are an Internet-based technology, they can leverage the latest developments to increase the versatility of their usage. Consider how a popular add-on, “time of day routing,” can make your business available 24/7 by diverting inbound phone calls based on when the call is placed.
International Reach: The best part about using virtual phone numbers with the 626 area code is that they eliminate the need to create a physical presence within the markets you’re looking to reach. Because we live in the 21st century, your business can reach consumers around the world instantly without having to establish a physical presence within the country that it wishes to access. Virtual phone numbers enable callers to avoid long-distance fees and service blockages that would normally put off potential customers. With virtual phone numbers, your business gains the same access that domestic businesses enjoy.