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Area Code and Exchange (262) 846 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 846 for Area Code 262 covers the city of Salem, Kenosha County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 42º 33' 17.07", W 88º 6' 39.31". 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) 846-0000 to (262) 846-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (262) 846

NPA/Area Code: 262
NXX/Exchange Code: 846
City: Salem
County: Kenosha
State: Wisconsin
Rate Center: SALEM
OCN: 7216
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 13 October 1999
Latitude: 42.554741
Longitude: -88.1109187
New NPA:
LATA: 356
FIPS: 55059
CBSA Code:
Number Pooling: Yes


Number Pooling in Exchange (262) 846

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 262-846 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.