1. Bolster Your Brand
Your business phone number isn't just a means to call you, it's part of your brand identity. There are subtle cues people sense when they see your number that contribute to their impression of your business. Your area code plays a big role in it. Because it is Toronto's original area code, having a 416 number projects longevity and strength.
The 416 area code is iconic. This new number will place your company in the heart of Canada, in the hustle and bustle, in the know, with your finger on the pulse of industry. The goodwill of Toronto business culture rubs off on your brand by association: hardworking, thought leaders, cutting edge, top talent, and so on. It levels up your business reputation in just three digits.
The 416 area code is instantly recognizable as a Toronto number to both people within the city and across the country. There isn't a question of where you are located. In some ways, the original 416 area code is so well known it almost ceases to exist when recalling it. With your prospects' brains defaulting to 416, they only have to know the last seven digits to reach you.
Having the original local area code is great for small businesses. Whether you are a dry cleaner or a restaurant, your customers will automatically know you serve the immediate community. It conveys a sense of being well-established and trustworthy, which is especially helpful in a city where businesses come and go.
A 416 area code helps you stand out from the competition. For a prospect researching a new provider: all things being equal, there will be a stronger connection and sense of comfort with a 416 area code.
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