Memphis, Tennessee is in the 901 area code in Shelby County, Tennessee.
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Memphis is the second largest city in Tennessee in both area and population, following the capital of Nashville. The city has an estimated population of 652,000 people and covers 324 square miles. It is located in the southwest part of the state along the Mississippi River, and area code 901 covers both Shelby and Tipton counties. Memphis is 212 miles from Nashville and 137 miles from Little Rock.
The city of Memphis was founded in 1819 and incorporated in 1826. Because of its strategic location on the Mississippi river, the city quickly became a trade and transport hub in the area and was the second largest city in the South by 1870.
The cotton and lumber industries grew in the city throughout the 1900’s, and it served as a center for the Civil Rights movement in the 60’s. Now the Memphis economy encompasses a variety of industries and the city sits comfortably as the 24th largest in the United States.
The Memphis area code is home to three Fortune 500 companies. The largest is FedEx, which was ranked #58 on the 2017 list. International Paper follows at #133 and Auto Zone came in at #270. Area code 901 also contains four Fortune 1000 companies. They are ServiceMaster Global Holdings, a commercial and residential service, Verso publishing house, Fred’s department stores, and Mueller Industries, which works in plumbing and industrial solutions.
While the Fortune 1000 companies are some of the biggest employers in the Memphis area code, other major players include St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis City Schools, the United States Government, Methodist Healthcare, Baptist Healthcare Memorial Corp., Naval Support Activity Mid-South, University of Tennessee-Memphis, and the local city and county government branches.
The unemployment rate in Memphis is 6.3%, which is higher than the US average of 5.2%. However, future job growth is predicted at 35% over the next ten years. The average household income in area code 901 $37,000, which is significantly lower than the national average of $53,000 per household. 12% of the population makes over $100,000 a year and the most common occupations for Memphis residents are health care and social assistance, transportation and warehousing, and retail trade.
In 2012, Memphis was named in the top five of the Forbes “Happiest Cities to Work in List.” However, the same publication also recognized Memphis as #2 on their 2011 list of “America’s Most Dangerous Cities.”
In addition, Memphis was also chosen as one of America’s most affordable cities by Kiplinger, and the city is also known for their famous BBQ and as a home for blues music in the US. Some popular annual events in area code 901 are the Southern Women’s Show, Beale Street Music Festival, Blues Music Awards, Elvis Tribute Week, and the St. Jude Marathon.
Every business can expand in Tennessee with a Memphis area code. Now you can access the local market when you purchase area code 901 from Nextiva. Roll the Memphis area code onto your existing business phone, or choose a new number to begin with. Then, get instant activation and start using your VoIP services today! Nextiva digital phone systems don’t require any extra equipment, so you can answer calls to area code 901 on computers and smartphones from anywhere in the world.
That’s not all, though. Every Nextiva area code also comes with powerful PBX features to help you run your business better. Get voicemail to email services, call recording, and conference calls all included in your package without any extra costs. Additionally, your company will get access to the Nextiva Auto Attendant. This pre-recorded software saves time and money for your business by pointing your customers to the right extension and eliminating the need for a receptionist. It also gives off a professional impression to every caller, no matter how big or small your company may be.
When you’re ready to grow, Nextiva makes it simple. The flexible upgrade system means adding new area codes and extensions is easier than ever, and you only pay for what you want, when you want it. You can also explore extra features like Nextiva Analytics, to get a more in-depth understanding of your callers and better serve your customer base.
Whether you have one Memphis area code or numbers across the country, you can stay in control with the NextOS software. The system keeps all of your users, features, and billing organized in one place, so you can stay on top of your business no matter where in the world you are working from. Best of all, the affordable pricing and “no hidden fees” guarantee mean that expanding your business with area code 901 is possible for companies with any budget, and you can rest easy knowing that you’ll never find extra charges on your bill.
Transparent billing is an important aspect of Nextiva digital phone systems, along with the responsive customer service. The 100% in-house customer support department in on call seven days a week to answer any questions you have. From troubleshooting to add-on features, and everything in between, Nextiva has your back when it comes to understanding your VoIP services.
So, what are you waiting for? Call to get instant activation on your Memphis area code, and you’ll also receive extra PBX features, easy to use software, flexible upgrade capabilities, and exemplary customer service included in your package for free.
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