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Area Code and Exchange (262) 219 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 219 for Area Code 262 covers the city of Waukesha, Waukesha County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 43º 0' 42.04", W 88º 13' 53.33". This Exchange Code was introduced on 15 September 2014 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (262) 219-0000 to (262) 219-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (262) 219

NPA/Area Code: 262
NXX/Exchange Code: 219
City: Waukesha
County: Waukesha
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: WAUKESHA
OCN: 6508
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 15 September 2014
Latitude: 43.0116784
Longitude: -88.2314813
New NPA:
LATA: 356
FIPS: 55133
CBSA Code: 33340
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (262) 219

The initial set up of an Exchange was to have all 10,000 numbers (0000 - 9999) for a particular Rate Center allocated to the same local exhange carrier. With the advent of multiple carriers, allocating each one of them their own Exchange Code would be inefficient and soon use up the available number pools for a particular area. To counter this, some exchanges are split into blocks of 1,000 numbers, which can each be allocated to individual carriers. This cuts down on wasted numbers that aren't allocated as each carrier has a smaller pool available.

Number Pooling is activated in Exchange 262-219 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.