Area Code and Exchange (253) 242 in Washington
Exchange Code 242 for Area Code 253 covers the city of Milton, Pierce County in the State of Washington. It is centered at N 47º 14' 53.36", W 122º 18' 46.44". This Exchange Code was introduced on 13 June 2000 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (253) 242-0000 to (253) 242-9999.
In this Exchange Code there are 6 telephone numbers that our research shows belong to legitimate businesses.
Technical Information for Exchange (253) 242
NXX/Exchange Code: 242
Rate Center: TACOMAWVLY
Time Zone: PST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 13 June 2000
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (253) 242
The initial set up of an Exchange was to have all 10,000 numbers (0000 - 9999) for a particular Rate Center allocated to the same local exhange carrier. With the advent of multiple carriers, allocating each one of them their own Exchange Code would be inefficient and soon use up the available number pools for a particular area. To counter this, some exchanges are split into blocks of 1,000 numbers, which can each be allocated to individual carriers. This cuts down on wasted numbers that aren't allocated as each carrier has a smaller pool available.Number Pooling is activated in Exchange 253-242 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.
Businesses and other Entities in Exchange (253) 242 6
Below are details of all of the legitimate businesses and other entities that we have identified within this Exchange Code.