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Area Code and Exchange (608) 490 in Wisconsin

Exchange Code 490 for Area Code 608 covers the city of Evansville, Rock County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 42º 46' 49.02", W 89º 17' 57.42". This Exchange Code was introduced on 21 March 2007 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.

This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (608) 490-0000 to (608) 490-9999.

In this Exchange Code there are 4 telephone numbers that have been the subject of complaints to the FCC.

Technical Information for Exchange (608) 490

NPA/Area Code: 608
NXX/Exchange Code: 490
City: Evansville
County: Rock
State: Wisconsin
OCN: 6274
Time Zone: CST
DST Observed:
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Use Type: Wireless
NXX Intro Date: 21 March 2007
Latitude: 42.7802831
Longitude: -89.2992838
New NPA:
LATA: 354
FIPS: 55105
CBSA Code: 27500
Number Pooling: Yes
CBSA Name: Janesville-Beloit, WI


Number Pooling in Exchange (608) 490

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 608-490 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.