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Updated Jan 02, 2010Area Code 253
  1. "E" is Eastern Time Zone, "C" is Central Time Zone, "M" is Mountain Time Zone, and "P" is Pacific Time Zone. Occasionally, an area code will fall in more than one time zone. In this case, the abbreviation is a combination of the previous abbreviations. Some area codes are shown with time zones referencing Universal Coordinated Time (UTC).
  2. Additional technical status can be retrived from the North American Numbering Plan Administration on the 253 area code specific link here.
Area Code253 (area code map)
LocationWashington
Dates and historical informationArea code 253 went live into service on April 27, 1997.  It was formed as a subdivision of the 206 area code.
Growth Status Although planning efforts have been put on hold, a notice has been distributed regarding the area code subdivision. 2  
Technical Status 2Area code 253 is currently live and in service.
Time Zone(s) 1P
LATA numbers served674
Number of rate centers served13
List of rate centersPUYALLUP, TACOMAWVLY, TACOMA, AUBURN, GRAHAM, DES MOINES, ROY, KENT, GIG HARBOR, ARLETTA, SUMNER, FOX ISLAND, LAKEBAY
Number of major cities served74
Names of major cities served (ZIP code)Puyallup (98371), Edgewood (98371), Alderton (98371), Firwood (98371), Jovita (98371), Maplewood (98371), Meeker (98371), Puy (98371), Summit (98371), Tacoma (98424), Fife (98424), Tacoma (98402), Auburn (98002), Graham (98338), Harbor Heights (98338), Thrift (98338), Seattle (98122), East Union (98122), Seattle (98198), Des Moines (98198), Normandy Park (98198), Seatac (98198), Redondo Beach (98198), Roy (98580), Kent (98031), Gig Harbor (98335), Arletta (98335), Artondale (98335), Crescent Valley (98335), Cromwell (98335), Elgin (98335), Glencove (98335), Key Center (98335), Picnic Point (98335), Point Fosdick (98335), Pt Fosdick (98335), Purdy (98335), Raft Is (98335), Raft Island (98335), Rosedale (98335), Shore Acres (98335), Sunny Bay (98335), Sunrise Beach (98335), Victor (98335), Warren (98335), Wauna Shores (98335), Wollochet (98335), Sumner (98390), Bonney Lake (98390), Edgewood (98390), Dieringer (98390), Lakebay (98349), Home (98349), Herron Is (98349), Herron Island (98349), Tacoma (98433), Fort Lewis (98433), Ft Lewis (98433), Joint Base Lewis Mcchord (98433), Lewis Mcchord (98433), Jb Lewis Mcchord (98433), Jblm (98433), Kent (98032), Midway (98032), Woodmont Beach (98032), Tacoma (98407), Ruston (98407), Tacoma (98466), University Place (98466), Fircrest (98466), University Pl (98466), Auburn (98023), Federal Way (98023), Tacoma (98408), Seattle (98101), Times Square (98101), Tacoma (98499), Mcchord Afb (98499), Lakewood (98499), Mc Chord Afb (98499), Joint Base Lewis Mcchord (98499), Lewis Mcchord (98499), Auburn (98003), Federal Way (98003), Tacoma (98444), Parkland (98444), Tacoma (98422), Browns Point (98422), Dash Point (98422), Kent (98042), Covington (98042), Lake Sawyer (98042), (98423)
Number of exchanges served402
List of exchanges served253-200-xxxx, 253-202-xxxx, 253-203-xxxx, 253-205-xxxx, 253-207-xxxx, 253-208-xxxx, 253-209-xxxx, 253-210-xxxx, 253-212-xxxx, 253-214-xxxx, 253-215-xxxx, 253-216-xxxx, 253-217-xxxx, 253-218-xxxx, 253-219-xxxx, 253-220-xxxx, 253-221-xxxx, 253-222-xxxx, 253-223-xxxx, 253-224-xxxx, 253-225-xxxx, 253-226-xxxx, 253-227-xxxx, 253-228-xxxx, 253-229-xxxx, 253-230-xxxx, 253-231-xxxx, 253-232-xxxx, 253-233-xxxx, 253-234-xxxx, 253-235-xxxx, 253-236-xxxx, 253-237-xxxx, 253-238-xxxx, 253-239-xxxx, 253-241-xxxx, 253-242-xxxx, 253-243-xxxx, 253-245-xxxx, 253-246-xxxx, 253-248-xxxx, 253-249-xxxx, 253-250-xxxx, 253-251-xxxx, 253-252-xxxx, 253-254-xxxx, 253-255-xxxx, 253-256-xxxx, 253-261-xxxx, 253-262-xxxx, 253-265-xxxx, 253-266-xxxx, 253-267-xxxx, 253-268-xxxx, 253-269-xxxx, 253-270-xxxx, 253-271-xxxx, 253-272-xxxx, 253-273-xxxx, 253-274-xxxx, 253-275-xxxx, 253-276-xxxx, 253-277-xxxx, 253-278-xxxx, 253-279-xxxx, 253-280-xxxx, 253-282-xxxx, 253-284-xxxx, 253-286-xxxx, 253-288-xxxx, 253-291-xxxx, 253-292-xxxx, 253-293-xxxx, 253-295-xxxx, 253-297-xxxx, 253-298-xxxx, 253-299-xxxx, 253-301-xxxx, 253-302-xxxx, 253-303-xxxx, 253-304-xxxx, 253-305-xxxx, 253-306-xxxx, 253-307-xxxx, 253-308-xxxx, 253-309-xxxx, 253-310-xxxx, 253-312-xxxx, 253-313-xxxx, 253-314-xxxx, 253-315-xxxx, 253-318-xxxx, 253-320-xxxx, 253-321-xxxx, 253-322-xxxx, 253-323-xxxx, 253-324-xxxx, 253-326-xxxx, 253-327-xxxx, 253-330-xxxx, 253-332-xxxx, 253-333-xxxx, 253-334-xxxx, 253-335-xxxx, 253-336-xxxx, 253-341-xxxx, 253-344-xxxx, 253-345-xxxx, 253-347-xxxx, 253-350-xxxx, 253-351-xxxx, 253-353-xxxx, 253-355-xxxx, 253-359-xxxx, 253-363-xxxx, 253-365-xxxx, 253-369-xxxx, 253-370-xxxx, 253-371-xxxx, 253-372-xxxx, 253-373-xxxx, 253-375-xxxx, 253-376-xxxx, 253-377-xxxx, 253-380-xxxx, 253-381-xxxx, 253-382-xxxx, 253-383-xxxx, 253-387-xxxx, 253-389-xxxx, 253-390-xxxx, 253-394-xxxx, 253-395-xxxx, 253-396-xxxx, 253-397-xxxx, 253-398-xxxx, 253-399-xxxx, 253-403-xxxx, 253-404-xxxx, 253-405-xxxx, 253-414-xxxx, 253-415-xxxx, 253-416-xxxx, 253-423-xxxx, 253-426-xxxx, 253-427-xxxx, 253-428-xxxx, 253-431-xxxx, 253-435-xxxx, 253-437-xxxx, 253-439-xxxx, 253-441-xxxx, 253-444-xxxx, 253-445-xxxx, 253-446-xxxx, 253-447-xxxx, 253-449-xxxx, 253-458-xxxx, 253-459-xxxx, 253-460-xxxx, 253-461-xxxx, 253-465-xxxx, 253-466-xxxx, 253-468-xxxx, 253-470-xxxx, 253-471-xxxx, 253-472-xxxx, 253-473-xxxx, 253-474-xxxx, 253-475-xxxx, 253-476-xxxx, 253-477-xxxx, 253-478-xxxx, 253-479-xxxx, 253-480-xxxx, 253-484-xxxx, 253-486-xxxx, 253-487-xxxx, 253-495-xxxx, 253-498-xxxx, 253-499-xxxx, 253-501-xxxx, 253-502-xxxx, 253-503-xxxx, 253-507-xxxx, 253-508-xxxx, 253-509-xxxx, 253-512-xxxx, 253-514-xxxx, 253-517-xxxx, 253-518-xxxx, 253-520-xxxx, 253-528-xxxx, 253-529-xxxx, 253-530-xxxx, 253-531-xxxx, 253-534-xxxx, 253-535-xxxx, 253-536-xxxx, 253-537-xxxx, 253-538-xxxx, 253-539-xxxx, 253-540-xxxx, 253-541-xxxx, 253-548-xxxx, 253-549-xxxx, 253-550-xxxx, 253-552-xxxx, 253-559-xxxx, 253-561-xxxx, 253-563-xxxx, 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253-732-xxxx, 253-733-xxxx, 253-735-xxxx, 253-736-xxxx, 253-737-xxxx, 253-740-xxxx, 253-750-xxxx, 253-751-xxxx, 253-752-xxxx, 253-753-xxxx, 253-754-xxxx, 253-755-xxxx, 253-756-xxxx, 253-759-xxxx, 253-761-xxxx, 253-765-xxxx, 253-766-xxxx, 253-770-xxxx, 253-773-xxxx, 253-777-xxxx, 253-778-xxxx, 253-779-xxxx, 253-780-xxxx, 253-785-xxxx, 253-792-xxxx, 253-793-xxxx, 253-796-xxxx, 253-797-xxxx, 253-798-xxxx, 253-799-xxxx, 253-802-xxxx, 253-804-xxxx, 253-813-xxxx, 253-815-xxxx, 253-820-xxxx, 253-826-xxxx, 253-830-xxxx, 253-831-xxxx, 253-833-xxxx, 253-835-xxxx, 253-838-xxxx, 253-839-xxxx, 253-840-xxxx, 253-841-xxxx, 253-843-xxxx, 253-845-xxxx, 253-846-xxxx, 253-847-xxxx, 253-848-xxxx, 253-849-xxxx, 253-850-xxxx, 253-851-xxxx, 253-852-xxxx, 253-853-xxxx, 253-854-xxxx, 253-856-xxxx, 253-857-xxxx, 253-858-xxxx, 253-859-xxxx, 253-861-xxxx, 253-862-xxxx, 253-863-xxxx, 253-864-xxxx, 253-867-xxxx, 253-872-xxxx, 253-874-xxxx, 253-875-xxxx, 253-876-xxxx, 253-878-xxxx, 253-879-xxxx, 253-880-xxxx, 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Number of telephone companies30 telephone companies servicing the 253 area code
List of telephone companiesLEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - WA, ELECTRIC LIGHTWAVE, LLC DBA INTEGRA TELECOM - WA, MCI WORLDCOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - WA, SPRINT SPECTRUM L.P., MCLEODUSA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, INC.- WA, T-MOBILE USA, INC., MCIMETRO ACCESS TRANSMISSION SERVICES LLC, QWEST CORPORATION, CELLCO PARTNERSHIP DBA VERIZON WIRELESS - WA, NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC, BROADWING COMMUNICATIONS, LLC - WA, INTEGRA TELECOM OF WASHINGTON, INC. - WA, TELEPORT COMMUNICATIONS GROUP - SEATTLE, NEXTEL COMMUNICATIONS, INC., XO WASHINGTON, INC., PAC - WEST TELECOMM, INC. - WA, USA MOBILITY WIRELESS, INC., INTERNATIONAL TELCOM, LTD. - WA, ESCHELON TELECOM OF WASHINGTON, INC. - WA, ADVANCED TELCOM GROUP, INC. - WA, COMCAST PHONE OF WASHINGTON/OREGON, LLC - WA, ALLEGIANCE TELECOM OF WASHINGTON, INC., RAINIER CONNECT, INC. - WA, CENTURYTEL OF WASHINGTON, INC., GLOBAL CROSSING LOCAL SERVICES, INC.-WA, 360NETWORKS (USA) INC. - WA, FOX COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, BANDWIDTH.COM CLEC, LLC - WA, TW TELECOM OF WASHINGTON LLC - WA, AT&T LOCAL

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