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Area Code and Exchange (262) 500 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 500 for Area Code 262 covers the city of Waterford, Racine County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 42º 45' 47.06", W 88º 12' 51.32". This Exchange Code was introduced on 2 June 2014 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (262) 500-0000 to (262) 500-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (262) 500

NPA/Area Code: 262
NXX/Exchange Code: 500
City: Waterford
County: Racine
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: WATERFORD
OCN: 0952
Time Zone:
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 2 June 2014
Latitude: 42.7630722
Longitude: -88.2142563
New NPA:
LATA: 356
FIPS: 55101
CBSA Code: 39540
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Racine, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (262) 500

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 262-500 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.