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Area Code and Exchange (534) 248 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 248 for Area Code 534 covers the city of River Falls, Pierce County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 44º 51' 40.88", W 92º 37' 25.71". This Exchange Code was introduced on 18 November 2014 and is designated as being used for Landline telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (534) 248-0000 to (534) 248-9999.

Technical Information for Exchange (534) 248

NPA/Area Code: 534
NXX/Exchange Code: 248
City: River Falls
County: Pierce
State: Wisconsin
OCN: 7575
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Landline
NXX Intro Date: 18 November 2014
Latitude: 44.8613563
Longitude: -92.6238083
New NPA:
LATA: 352
FIPS: 55093
CBSA Code: 33460
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (534) 248

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 534-248 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.