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It’s the area code for Manhattan, New York City. The most envied, desirable, sought-after area code in the world — bar none.
It screams power, prestige, privilege and preferment to anyone you do business with. Those three digits alone proclaim that you are someone to be reckoned with.
Don’t have a Manhattan area code? (Remember how desperately Elaine tried to get one in that episode of Seinfeld?) Not to worry.
Vonage, a voice-over-IP phone service will sell you a 212 area code for your use whether you live in Manhattan or Maui. This area code (or any other area code you may want) will work anywhere there’s a broadband connection. Vonage provides a portable adapter that plugs into a DSL route or cable modem which, in turn, converts your analog calls into digital signals.
That Vonage has such a huge market base for electronic hypocrisy like this says that we Americans know that to be powerful, you must be connected to the powerful; to be wealthy, you must be connected to the wealthy; to ...