281 Area Code

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Texas map showing location of area code 281 within the state

281 Phone Number





Major City:


The 281 area code is in Texas, United States.

Area code 281 is in the Central time zone (UTC -6).

This area code covers southeastern Texas and serves Houston, Spring, and Baytown

Nearby counties:

Texas's 281 area code serves the following counties: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, and Liberty

Other nearby area codes includes:

Area Code 361 - Corpus Christi

Area Code 409 - Beaumont

Area Code 936 - Conroe

Area Code 979 - College Station

History of 281

Area Code

The Texas 281 area code was introduced in 1996 for southeastern Texas

Things To Do Near

Area Code 281

There are many activities for locals + visitors to see and do in the 281 area code (Houston County).

Things to do in Houston, Texas tend to includes Space Center Houston, The Woodlands Waterway, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and much more.

Space Center Houston

Embark on a space exploration journey at Space Center Houston. Discover NASA's Johnson Space Center, astronaut exhibits, and interactive displays about space exploration.

The Woodlands Waterway

Enjoy shopping, dining, and entertainment along The Woodlands Waterway. The scenic waterway is surrounded by parks, hotels, and cultural venues.

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Attend a concert or live performance at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, a popular outdoor amphitheater in The Woodlands.


in Houston

Some of the universities, colleges, higher education establishments in area code 281 are:

University of Houston

Rice University

Texas Southern University

This is not an exhaustive list, there are additional schools that may not be included

Why do people sign up for a virtual 281 number with Phoner?

People sign up for 281 virtual US phone numbers for a number of reasons.

For business

To be seen as local vendors - local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers

For marketing purpose

So customers can remember their numbers easily or to be seen as local vendors as local numbers are more trustworthy than out-of-state phone numbers


To give online dating matches a 2nd phone number until they’ve gone on a date and trust each other

To buy and sell goods

For Craigslist, Facebook, eBay purchases or sales so that people don’t have your personal information and don’t bother you after the sale or purchase has been made

Nearby Codes

Frequently asked questions about local numbers

Can I buy a local 281 Texas phone number?

Yes you can. To purchase a 281 number, download Phoner here, select a ‘United States’ number followed by ‘Texas’ as the state. Once you have chosen an area code you can choose a number of your choice. Once you have selected a number to make calls or send texts you can subscribe and enjoy a 3 day free trial.

What are the other Texas local area codes?

You can find the Texas local area codes here.

Can I port my existing 281 number to Phoner?

Yes, you can port your 281 number to Phoner. We are working on an automated process, for now please email our support team so they can manually port your number.

Why Use Phoner

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