Area Code and Exchange (534) 229 in Wisconsin
Exchange Code 229 for Area Code 534 covers the city of Chetek, Barron County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 45º 18' 50.86", W 91º 39' 3.6". This Exchange Code was introduced on 18 June 2015 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (534) 229-0000 to (534) 229-9999.
Technical Information for Exchange (534) 229
NXX/Exchange Code: 229
Rate Center: LONG LAKE
Time Zone: CST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 18 June 2015
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (534) 229
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 534-229 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.