Area Code and Exchange (262) 854 in Wisconsin
Exchange Code 854 for Area Code 262 covers the city of Kenosha, Kenosha County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 42º 35' 5.07", W 87º 49' 16.27". 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) 854-0000 to (262) 854-9999.
In this Exchange Code there are 1 telephone numbers that have been the subject of complaints to the FCC.
Technical Information for Exchange (262) 854
NXX/Exchange Code: 854
Rate Center: SOMERS
Time Zone: CST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 13 October 1999
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (262) 854
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 262-854 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.