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Area Code and Exchange (534) 220 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 220 for Area Code 534 covers the city of Chippewa Falls, Chippewa County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 44º 56' 12.86", W 91º 23' 34.57". This Exchange Code was introduced on 6 May 2003 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (534) 220-0000 to (534) 220-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (534) 220

NPA/Area Code: 534
NXX/Exchange Code: 220
City: Chippewa Falls
County: Chippewa
State: Wisconsin
OCN: 516C
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 6 May 2003
Latitude: 44.9369054
Longitude: -91.3929348
New NPA:
LATA: 352
FIPS: 55017
CBSA Code: 20740
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Eau Claire, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (534) 220

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 534-220 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.