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A Madison area code can help your business expand into the Wisconsin economy. Purchase area code 608 from Nextiva to get started today!
Now you can get a Madison area code with Nextiva VoIP services and access the capital of Wisconsin. The city has an estimated population of 252,000 and covers 94 square miles. It is located in Dane County, and area code 608 also covers the cities of Wisconsin Dells, Waunakee, Beloit, Portage, and more. Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin and sits 80 miles from Milwaukee, 148 miles from Chicago, and 268 miles from Minneapolis.
The city of Madison was incorporated in 1848 and named after James Madison, the 4th president of the United States. The following years saw Wisconsin solidify their statehood, the founding of University of Wisconsin-Madison, and newly constructed links to the Milwaukee and Mississippi railroad, all of which were factors that helped the capital’s population grow.
Camp Randall in Madison served as a POW camp during the Civil War and played a significant part in the war effort because they trained almost the entire state’s Union army. After the Civil War, the population and economy continued to grow throughout the 20th century and now Madison is the second largest city in the state of Wisconsin.
The Madison area code contains three companies from the 2017 Fortune 500 list. The American Family Insurance Group came in at #315, Quest Diagnostics, a clinical lab, was ranked #366, and Realogy Holdings, a real estate company, made the cut at #448. Area code 608 is also home to two more Fortune 1000 companies. Alliant Energy was listed at #677 and CUNA Mutual Group was #683.
The biggest employers in area code 608 are the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Wisconsin State Government. Other major players in the city include Epic Systems Corporation, University of Wisconsin Health and Clinics, and more. Because of these, some of the biggest industries in the city are higher education, health insurance and health care, manufacturing, technology, and agriculture.
The top three occupations for residents in the Madison area code are education services, which employ over 17% of the city, health care and social assistance, and professional, scientific, technical services. The economy is strong and boasts an unemployment rate of only 3.4%, which is lower than the US national average of 5.2%. Area code 608 is also expecting a 40% rate of job growth over the next ten years. 23% of the population make over $100,000 per year, and the annual household income in the Madison area code is $54,000, coming in just above the US national average of $53,000.
In 2016 Madison, Wisconsin was ranked #5 on the Forbes list of “Best U.S. Cities for Young Professionals.” The same publication also ranked Madison at #17 on their 2015 list of “Best Cities for Millennials.” In 2016 the U.S. News and World Report also chose the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the 10th best public college in the country. Some annual events in the city include the Madison Marathon, Taste of Madison, and the Wisconsin Film Festival.
Now every business can access the local Wisconsin economy with a Madison area code. Purchase area code 608 from Nextiva, and tap into a new customer base without opening a new office or hiring a new team in the city.
With Nextiva VoIP services, you can get instant activation on any number you choose (or roll the area code onto your existing business phone) and get started immediately. The digital phone systems also require zero extra equipment, so it’s easy to answer calls to area code 608 on a smartphone, desktop computer, or even a tablet from anywhere in the world.
Nextiva digital phone systems help your business grow in more ways than one. Each Madison area code also comes with standard PBX features to help you run your business better. Now you can get voicemail to email services, call recording, and conference call capabilities for your company in every Nextiva package.
Additionally, your company will have access to the Nextiva Auto Attendant software. This system helps your customers reach the right extension everytime they call, and saves your business time and money by eliminating the need for a receptionist. The pre-recorded software has the additional benefit of giving a professional impression to every caller, no matter the size of your company.
When you’re ready to grow beyond your Madison area code, Nextiva keeps it simple. The flexible upgrade system means that you only pay for what you need, when you need it. You can also explore add-ons like the Nextiva Analytics, which help you get a more in-depth understanding of your customer base. On top of that, affordable billing ensures that businesses of any size can continue to expand without breaking the bank, and the “no hidden fees” guarantee means that you'll never find hidden charges on your bill.
Finally, Nextiva digital phone systems help you run your business better with the NextOS software. This easy to use system keeps you in control with all of your users, features, and even your billing in one place. Use it to access the customer support department seven days a week, and the 100% in-house team will walk you through ay issue until it’s resolved to your satisfaction.
If your business is ready to grow in Wisconsin, a Madison area code will help. Purchase area code 608 from Nextiva, and take advantage of the affordable billing, additional features, exclusive NextOS software, and responsive customer support team, all of which are included completely free with your VoIP services.
Call today to get instant activation on your number, and begin growing your business in Madison today!