The North American Numbering Plan Administration announced that starting in April New York City residents will be able to snap up new phone numbers that begin with a 929 area code, the city’s sixth. The cause for the new digits? A huge influx in the number of youngsters with phones that their parents bought for them.
“There are so many new uses for telephone numbers,” Wayne Milby, of the administration, told the New York Post. “It used to be you had a line in your home and a line for your kids. Now every child has a cellphone.”
Good thing these 929 numbers won’t be implemented in Manhattan, or else we would see the island go into Elaine Benes-style rage at having to switch to the new uncool number.