Virtual phone number in the USA

New York phone number

Have your own New York phone number for a few dollars per month. Incoming calls can be forwarded anywhere worldwide at the cost of a local call.

In this article we will explain how it works and how you can get a virtual phone number in New York now.


A virtual number is a real phone number

A virtual phone number is actually a normal, real phone number. The only difference is that a virtual number isn’t connected to any physical phone line or to any SIM-card.

You can make and answer calls with free apps for Android and iOS or your laptop.

People calling your New York virtual phone number will have the same experience as if calling a regular local number.

When you make calls from your number – people you call will see your number before answering.

You can get your New York phone number here.




Different area codes

In New York there are different area codes for the different parts of the city.

Here are the areas in New York where you can purchase a virtual number:

332 New York City: Manhattan only; overlays with 212, 646, and 917
347 New York City: all except Manhattan; overlays with 718, 917, and 929
516 Nassau County
518 Albany, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh, Saratoga Springs and northeastern New York; overlaid by 838
646 New York City: Manhattan only; overlays with 212, 332, and 917
914 Westchester County
929 New York City: all except Manhattan; overlays with 347, 718, and 917



Who can buy a New York phone number?

Anyone in the world can buy a New York phone number. You do not need to be a US citizen or live in the US to buy one.

We are required by our providers to know who our subscribers are. Due to this, you are required to submit your address – anywhere in the world – and an ID-number. In some cases, you may be asked to provide proof of address and ID.



Try free

You can try a New York number for a couple of days for free by starting a free trial now. If you like the way it works, you can keep it.

If you take no action, the number will be removed automatically and there is no cost for you



What does it cost?

The cost for having a virtual New York number is based on the following components.

  • Monthly cost
    From $1.79
  • Calls and forwarding
    Costs as a local call.
  • Optional add on services
    Voice response, call recording requires that you have a paid plan (starts at $9.95 per user and month). This includes free calls, call forwarding and free phone numbers.



Answer calls

The easiest way to answer incoming calls to your New York phone number is to forward all calls to your regular mobile phone number or to a landline number.

When you receive a forwarded call, you can see the number of the caller – or the virtual number they called – dependent on your settings.

Call forwarding worldwide costs like a regular local call.

There are many other options available for call forwarding, such as answering calls with voice response, sending calls to team members etc.



Make calls

You can make calls from your New York number by using our free Android , iOS or web app. You can import your regular mobile contacts into the app and call anyone you know with a click.

The person you call can see your number. You can chose if you want to show one of your Sonetel numbers or your regular mobile number.

You will be charged local call rates for the calls you make.






SMS is supported on New York numbers.

You cannot send SMS. This is not yet supported.

You are not allowed to use the service for identity verification purposes – such as with banks, PayPal, Craigslist etc. We actively block such usage as it has been abused in the past.



Voice response

If you want to add voice response to your phone number (“For sales, press one…”.) you need to have a paid plan. This gives you access to the “Voice apps”.

You can easily create menus for callers, announcements or voicemail boxes.

Text-to-speech can be used to create the messages to be played to callers. Simply type in the message you want converted into an audio message. You can also upload audio files or record new messages with your phone.



Call recording

Call recording is available if you have a paid plan.

Only use call recording if you can do it without breaking any laws in the country of the phone number, or in the countries where you – and the person you are talking to – is in.




Subscription options

Here are the options.

  • Free with Plans
    Premium and Business are optional “all-inclusive” plans that are charged per user and month. They include free phone numbers for every user in your team.
  • Pay for it
    You can subscribe with monthly renewal, or 1-year or 3-years. The longer the subscription – the lower the monthly cost. You pay in advance for the entire subscription period. You can turn off auto-renewal whenever you want.


Are there any limitations?

Yes, there are different limitations, dependent on what type of subscription you have.





Photo by Johannes Hurtig and Andreas Kruck on Unsplash

Area code map of New York from Wikipedia Commons.