Five points to ponder about the addition of Western Washington area code 564 and the new 10-digit dialing requirement.
1 As the new area code is phased in, 253 will grow even more valuable, like a vintage Mr. Mac suit. (Deuce Nickel Trey all the way, baby!)
2 Ten-digit dialing combined with the state’s stricter cell-phone driving law can’t be a coincidence; it’s gotta be a government plot to collect more ticket revenue.
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3 In Pierce County, 564 should be assigned to California transplants, recent Seattle evacuees and others deemed insufficiently 253 worthy.
4 Will local Satanists be able to opt out and request area code 666?
5 Will the popular 253 heart design, seen on windows and T-shirts around the South Sound, be supplemented by a 564 pancreas icon?