Area Code and Exchange (262) 420 in Wisconsin
Exchange Code 420 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 25 January 2017 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (262) 420-0000 to (262) 420-9999.
Technical Information for Exchange (262) 420
NXX/Exchange Code: 420
Rate Center: WAUKESHA
Time Zone: CST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 25 January 2017
CBSA Code: 33340
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (262) 420
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 262-420 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.