Area Code and Exchange (608) 494 in Wisconsin
Exchange Code 494 for Area Code 608 covers the city of Montello, Marquette County in the State of Wisconsin. It is centered at N 43º 47' 28.92", W 89º 19' 11.43". This Exchange Code was introduced on 10 July 2003 and is designated as being used for Wireless telephones.
This Exchange covers telephone numbers ranging from (608) 494-0000 to (608) 494-9999.
Technical Information for Exchange (608) 494
NXX/Exchange Code: 494
Rate Center: MONTELLO
Time Zone: CST
Exchange Status: Active
NXX Intro Date: 10 July 2003
Number Pooling: Yes
Number Pooling in Exchange (608) 494
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 608-494 and the following thousand blocks are currently assigned to carriers.