686 Area Code

Get a 686 Area Code Phone Number to Serve Richmond, VA

Acquire multiple Area Code 686 local phone numbers in Virginia for personal and business use. Regardless of the stature & location of your business, incorporate 686 area code numbers in your business communications.

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What is the current 686 Area Code Location?

The current area code 686 location will lie in the east-central portion of Virginia state that covers cities like Richmond, Charles City, Petersburg, Columbia, Ashland, Chesterfield, The Hague, Water View, New Kent, Reedville, and Henrico. It will encapsulate 31 counties including Chester, Richmond, Hanover, Petersburg, and Caroline, among 26 others.

The table on the side illustrates the top locations (based on population) served by area code 686 in the east-central region of the US State of Virginia.

City/Town County TimeZone
Chester, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Meadowbrook, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Colonial Heights, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Laurel, VA Henrico County Eastern
Bon Air, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Highland Springs, VA Henrico County Eastern
Richmond City, VA Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover counties Eastern
Tuckahoe, VA Henrico County Eastern
Mechanicsville, VA Hanover County Eastern
Petersburg, VA Dinwiddie and Prince George counties Eastern
Short Pump, VA Henrico County Eastern
Hopewell, VA Prince George county Eastern
Gloucester Point, VA Gloucester County Eastern
Rockwood, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Montrose, VA Henrico County Eastern
Dumbarton, VA Henrico County Eastern
Innsbrook, VA Henrico County Eastern
Sandston, VA Henrico County Eastern
East Highland Park, VA Henrico County Eastern
Glen Allen, VA Henrico County Eastern
Brandermill, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Lakeside, VA Henrico County Eastern
Manchester, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Wyndham, VA Henrico County Eastern
Colonial Beach, VA Westmoreland County Eastern
Enon, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Fort Lee, VA Prince George County Eastern
West Point, VA King William County Eastern
Gloucester Courthouse, VA Gloucester County Eastern
Matoaca, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Woodlake, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Ashland, VA Hanover County Eastern
Ettrick, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Bellwood, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
Bensley, VA Chesterfield County Eastern
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How to buy an 686 area code phone number?

To buy a 686 area code number, sign up with KrispCall; go to settings > My Number > Add New Number > Select USA > Advanced Filter > Enter 686 and match to the first part of the number > Click Search. Then choose your 686 number, make payment & start making & receiving calls and texts after the number activation.

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686 Area Code History – Where is 686 Area Code Coming From?

The 686 area code will be coming from portions of central Virginia and Northern Neck portions including cities like Richmond, Mechanicsville, Water View, Petersburg, Tuckahoe, Ashland, Chesterfield, Columbia, Charles City, Hague, Henrico, New Kent, and Reedville. It will be formed as an overlay on the 804 area code and serves the same geographical areas. The North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) has analyzed that the 804 area code will run out of phone numbers in the third half of 2024.

In 2022, the State Corporation Commission ( SCC ) announced a new area code 686 on November 22, 2022, which will overlay the existing area code after the exhaustion of phone numbers in the region. Users can use both 804 and 686 phone numbers in the same area. The NANPA is trying to implement the 686 area code as an overlay in February 2024.

Why Choose 686 Area Code Number for Business?

From localizing your business in the corners of the east-central regions of Virginia to relishing the latest cutting-edge communication features – get everything with Area code 686. Ensure seamless business communications and deliver an elevated customer experience for low prices.

Establish a local presence in Virginia:
Establish your business’s presence in Virginia with 686 area code business VoIP numbers. Regardless of your business stature and location, become a part of the locals and capitalize on local markets.
Elevate your acceptance rate and boost sales:
Win over Virginia locals and their trust with 686 area code local and vanity numbers. Simplify your agents' tasks and elevate their conversion rates. Ensure greater local acceptance, boosting your sales and business revenue.
No special equipment is required:
Downloading the KrispCall app is all it takes. Use Virginia area code phone numbers on your existing digital devices–laptop, PC, tablet, or anything else. Don’t worry about new hardware installations. Get going with whatever you have.
Powerful standard PBX system features:
Relish every PBX feature of 686 business VoIP phones with the KrispCall app. Unleash the power of enhanced calling features, like Unified Callbox, Call Recording, Phone Trees (IVR), etc., for efficient enterprise communication management.
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Access Powerful VoIP Features with your 686 Area Code Business Phone Number

Streamline your business communication with your team members and customers by investing in 686 business phone numbers. Regardless of the stature of your business, take advantage of area code 686 Virginia phone numbers.

Areas of Application for Area Code 686 Phone Number

Practical ways businesses use 686 area code numbers.

Businesses can incorporate 686 area code numbers to localize their business in Virginia while streamlining communication for enhanced business productivity and an unparalleled customer experience.

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Businesses can assign 686 area code numbers to their employees as their dedicated second phone numbers. It helps them track employees’ communication activities and whereabouts while helping employees manage their private communications.

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Use area code 686 numbers for your business phone systems in Virginia. Facilitate your customers with a local call to reach you cheaply and vice versa. More importantly, establish your business as a local to impact greater audiences.

Cloud call center 786 phone number

Low-cost calling rates with local area code 686 phone numbers in Chester, Richmond City. A cloud call or contact center can use these numbers to save a fortune in business communications, especially in the long run.

For proper marketing and sales

Create and deploy multiple vanity phone numbers using the 686 area code and track your marketing and sales campaigns. Invest in the ones that perform and revoke the ones that are not. A practical way to market and sell your products and services.

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Use 686 area code phone numbers anywhere that involves making and receiving calls, sending and receiving text messages, or MMS. From personal use (security to location tracking) to SMB sectors to large enterprises.

How to get a 686 Area Code Phone Number Online?

Purchasing 686 Area Code Phone Numbers takes only a few minutes with KrispCall. In minutes, you can follow the steps to obtain an area code 686 phone number. All you need are valid payment details.

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Port Your 686 Area Code Number to KrispCall Cloud Telephony

You can also effortlessly port your existing 686 area code numbers to KrispCall. KrispCall provides you with a different number to keep your communication active during your porting process. The number will appear as your existing number for your outbound calls and all your inbound calls will be redirected to it. Continue conducting your business without any disruptions or modifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Area code 686 is a new telephone area code that will serve the Richmond area, announced by the State Corporation Commission on November 16. It will be formed as an overlay on the 804 area code and will be implemented after it runs out of telephone numbers. It serves major cities like Richmond, Short Pump, Mechanicsville, and Tuckahoe.  

Country USA
State Virginia
Major Cities Richmond, Short Pump, Petersburg, Mechanicsville
Time Zone Eastern Time Zone
Telephone Number Format +1 (686) XXX-XXXX
Zip Code N/A

The time zone of the 686 area code is Eastern Time Zone. It follows Eastern Standard Time during the non-daylight saving period and Eastern Daylight Time during daylight saving time.

Anyone with a 686 area code local phone number can call. It can be a legitimate business call or even a scam call. Always check their online presence and do some background checks (code lookup, caller id, & reverse phone lookup) on the caller using their provided information on the call.

The zip code for the 686 area code will offer a range of zip codes in the near future after it is implemented in Virginia state.

A 686 area code text message is a message that has been sent or received from a telephone number registered within the 686 area code. These messages come from legit business services or sometimes scammers use them for fraudulent activities. Avoid clicking on unknown links or sharing sensitive information without verifying the authenticity of the area code 686 text messages.