“A small, highly religious town in southwest Louisiana has finally gained the right to change their 666 area code, which they consider a stigma.
For 40 years the town of Reeves, La., has battled to change the phone prefix, but has failed at least four times, Mayor Scott Walker told The Associated Press. But beginning this month, residents and businesses can apply to change their area code from 666 to 749.”
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I guess no one in Reeves Louisiana is a fan of Iron Maiden. “749 the Number of the Beast” does not have the same “ring” to it, don’t you think?