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Area Code and Exchange (262) 686 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 686 for Area Code 262 covers the city of Williams Bay, Walworth County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 42º 34' 41.06", W 88º 32' 27.36". This Exchange Code was introduced on 13 October 1999 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (262) 686-0000 to (262) 686-9999.

In this Exchange Code there are 5 telephone numbers that have been the subject of complaints to the FCC.

Technical Information for Exchange (262) 686

NPA/Area Code: 262
NXX/Exchange Code: 686
City: Williams Bay
County: Walworth
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: WILLIAMSBY
OCN: 7216
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 13 October 1999
Latitude: 42.5780721
Longitude: -88.5409333
New NPA:
Overlay:
LATA: 356
FIPS: 55127
CBSA Code: 48580
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Whitewater-Elkhorn, WI

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Number Pooling in Exchange (262) 686

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 262-686 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.