If you’re looking to gain access to customers and clients in Washington, DC, the easiest way is to contact them is via phone. With modern technology, this is now down with virtual phone numbers, which can route calls to and from your business even if you’re not located in the country. In Washington, D.C., the 202 Area Code holds the key to accessing the lucrative markets that the District of Columbia offers. This includes such areas as:

  • Washington
  • Washington Navy Yard
  • Naval Anacost Annex
  • Parcel Return Service

As one of the original 86 area codes created by AT&T and the Bell System in 1947, the 202 area code covers the entire state of Washington, DC and it overlaps a significant coverage area with area codes 301, 240, and 703. This means that the 202 area code is one of the most in-demand area codes of the United States. For your business to succeed in Washington, DC, you need access to the 202 area code.

In this article, we’ll cover some interesting business-related facts about Washington, DC, as well as discuss how to get a virtual phone number from a qualified service provider so your business — which can be located anywhere around the world — can tap into this market. Let’s begin. 

Facts About Washington, DC
The District of Columbia — which is also known as the city of Washington — is the capital of the United States. Washington, D.C. is located between the states of Virginia and Maryland on the Potomac River, which provides the area with a nexus of culture, government, and commerce. Named after Christopher Columbus, Washington has an estimated population of nearly 660,000 residents (as of 2014 estimates), across a land area of 61 square miles (158 sq km). Residents of Washington, DC also enjoy a higher standard of living and livability than many regions of the United States, with a per capita personal income of $45,290 (as of 2013).

Washington, D.C. is divided into four major quadrants: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, and Southwest. Because the federal government is based in the area, it accounts for 30% of local jobs. Tourism is the 2nd-largest industry, which includes 19 million visitors who spend $5 billion annually — thanks to the numerous museums, landmarks, and cultural offerings that the city provides.

If you’re interested in subscribing with a qualified service provider, choosing Global Call Forwarding can help elevate your business to the next level. With over 20 years of providing telecom solutions to startups, small businesses, and larger enterprises, Global Call Forwarding provides top of the line solutions that can help your business effectively reach the 202 area code in Washington, DC no matter where your business is located around the world. 

First, it’s crucial to understand that 202 area code phone numbers from Global Call Forwarding are virtual phone numbers. Essentially, when a virtual phone number is dialed, the call is instantly routed to another phone number (the “destination phone number”) that can be located anywhere in the world. This is thanks to the Internet-based technology of virtual phone numbers, i.e. cloud computing, that can put businesses in touch with customers no matter where they are headquartered. For instance, if you use a Washington DC virtual phone number with a 202 area code phone number, Washingtonians can dial your phone number and have their call routed to your headquarters in, say, Dubai, with no loss in signal or quality. Vice versa, if your Dubai-based business wants to contact Washingtonians with your 202 area code virtual phone number, your organization can use an add-on called “outbound calling,” which allows your virtual phone number to appear on the recipient’s caller ID (instead of a long string of digits that customers aren’t familiar with). 

It is these qualities and more that make accessing the 202 area code as simple as filling out a straightforward form on Global Call Forwarding’s website. Simply input your desired type of phone number (start at http://www.globalcallforwarding.com) and destination phone where calls should be routed to begin the process. Once completed, you can have a phone number that reaches the 202 area code without barriers or obstructions, thus broadening your company’s reach globally. 

Author’s Bio: As a frequent visitor to the capital of the United States, Tom Senkus seeks to share his knowledge about one of the most vital places in the world.