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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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Beyond First Class
Some airlines far outdo roomy seats and champagne. Fancy flights with beds, mini bars, showers, and more can be had for as "little" as $13,000.
  Liquid Van Gough
Watch as this artist brings famous Van Gough paintings to life with water and paint in a graceful and fascinating marbling process. It's mesmerizing.


Whidbey Telecom News - Get Ready to Change the Way You Dial Your Local Calls

Western Washington will be getting a new 564 telephone area code this year. However, no existing phone numbers will change.

Population growth and the proliferation of mobile devices mean phone numbers for new customers are running out in the existing 360 dialing prefix. The North American Numbering Plan Administration has forecasted the 360 area code in Western Washington will be exhausted in the first quarter of 2018.

Rather than split the territory and assign half the people a new area code, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission will “overlay” the new 564 prefix. This method is easier for current customers because all existing phone numbers will stay the same.

One result of overlaying a new area code in the same geographic area, is mandatory
10-digit dialing for all calls, both local and long distance. All calls that are currently local will continue to be local, even though 10-digit dialing will be required. 

The 10-digit requirement will be phased in before the new area code launches. Currently, 10-digit dialing is optional. Please start using 10 digits when your dial calls now, so you're used to this step when it becomes required. After July 29, 2017, it will be necessary to include the area code to complete all local calls.

Visit our Area Code Overlay Q&A to learn when the new prefix will be phased in, what steps you'll need to take, and what won't change about your calls.

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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Wheel of Fortune
Can't get enough WOF? There's an app for that! Solve puzzles, collect prizes, and compete with players from around the world.

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Glympse
Whether you're running late or just want selected friends to know you're safe, send a Glympse to show your current location.

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Quik
Use this app to make impressive videos. With just a few taps you can add text and music, trim shots, and select filters and formats.

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Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Chocolate Covered Pretzels For V-Day

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In February

How to Improve Your Heart Health
heart.org – February is Heart Health Month, and you can find out more about how to keep yours going strong at the American Heart Association's website. Explore information about heart conditions and check out tips for healthy eating, physical activity, weight and stress management, smoking cessation, and more.
See Earth From Space
ustream.tv – Have you always wanted to go into space? This site offers the next best thing, allowing you to observe Earth as seen from the International Space Station. You can enjoy the view in real time or observe a scene from a few hours or a few days ago.
Food Favorites For February
foodnetwork.com – With several more weeks of winter remaining, you may need some fresh ideas for warm comfort food, and this site can help. With tantalizing photos and complete recipes, the slide show offers great suggestions like 5-Star Lasagna Rolls, Cajun Stuffed Peppers, and Slow-Cooker Taco Soup.
Instructables
instructables.com – Looking for some fun projects to satisfy your DIY urge? Check out this site for items ranging from jewelry to home improvement to toys and games. Try a hand-sewn mini elephant plush toy, a wooden tape dispenser, a magnetic garage shelf, or a pair of beaded earrings.


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